“Changing Planet” — videos for Earth Day

In preparation for Earth Day – April 22, 2012 – explore NBC Learn’s “Changing Planet” Special Collection. These climate science videos, produced in partnership with the National Science Foundation, cover headline issues from rising sea levels to falling lizard populations, thawing permafrost to withering crops. Each video is accompanied by an activity provided by “Windows to the Universe” at the National Earth Science Teachers Association, to engage and involve your students in examining and understanding climate issues.

Higher Ed subscribers: To access the “Changing Planet” collection, please click here.

Colleges will receive “green” ratings

The Princeton Review is devising a rating system for determining sustainability rankings in colleges and universities. There is a system, STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System created by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, or AASHE. Their Associate Director has been advising the Princeton Review. The article makes mention of similar efforts by Peterson’s. To read the article in The Chronicle of Higher Education, here is the link:
http://chronicle.com/daily/2008/04/2582n.htm from the News section of Tuesday, April 22, 2008.

EPA Libraries to be restored

Victory for Librarians, EPA Library Funding —

After considerable pressure by librarians, researchers and the public, Congress has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to restore its library network. In the fiscal year (FY) 2008 Interior Appropriations bill, the Senate Appropriations Committee orders EPA to reopen the closed libraries. Last year, EPA closed its Headquarters Library in Washington, DC, to visitors and walk-in patrons. EPA also closed several regional libraries, the toxics and pesticides library and the Ft. Meade Environmental Science Center Library.

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