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EARTH: Virtual Water - Tracking the Unseen Water in Goods and Resources

EARTH Magazine

From EARTH Magazine  --  "Virtual water" was coined in 1993 to help explain why long-predicted water wars driven by water and food security had not occurred among the arid nations of the Middle East and North Africa. The virtual water notion refers basically to the total amount of freshwater, either from rainfall or irrigation, used in the production of food commodities, including crops and fodder-fed livestock, or other goods and services - agricultural, industrial or otherwise.

Listen Current: Coastal Erosion Ends a Way of Life

Listen Current

In the last century the coastline of Louisiana’s Lower Mississippi Delta has experienced an enormous loss of land. From man made levees, to hurricanes, to oil spills the coastline and it’s communities have been negatively affected. In today’s public radio story as we hear from a fishing guide who has lived and worked in the area for 34 years. Listen to learn more about the societal impact of coastal erosion.

DCNR- Bureau of State Parks Watershed Education Teacher Workshop, Schuylkill Center - October 16, 2014

DCNR

Watershed Education Teacher Workshop

Date: Thursday, October 16, 2014
Location: Schuylkill Center for  Environmental Education, Philadelphia, PA
Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Cost: Free
Act 48: 7.5 hours + 2 hours coursework

Open to Educators teaching Grades 6-12  --  PDE Approved  --  Receive DCNR’s Watershed Education Teacher Manual, additional materials & post-workshop technical support

EARTH: Parasites spread across the Arctic under the "new normal"

EARTH Magazine

From EARTH Magazine  --  The last several decades have seen Arctic sea-ice minimums drop by more than half in area and more than three-quarters in volume. With current models predicting further reductions, scientists are calling it the "new normal" and are trying to grasp its implications - one of which is the occurrence of pathogens never before seen in the Arctic.

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