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  • Science and Technology

    IPCC Report

    The InterGovernmental Report on Climate Change is the biggest single source we have for up-to-date information about the effects of climate change and the role of humans.  The link to the report and the attached press release point...

    Type:Research
    Topic:Air, Atmosphere and Climate, Health, Science and Technology
    Subject:Science, Civics & Citizenship, Environmental Studies, Global Studies
    Level:Secondary
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  • Sustainable Development

    It’s a Dirty Job

    It's a Dirty Job is Lesson 8 from "Buy, Use, Toss? A Closer Look at the Things We Buy." In this lesson, students take on perspectives of different stakeholder groups involved in determining how to deal with a...

    Type:Lesson Plan
    Topic:Business and Economics, Recycling and Waste Management, Sustainable Development
    Subject:Science, Economics, Social Studies, Global Studies
    Level:Secondary
    Grade: 9 10 11 12
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  • Food and Agriculture

    Jane Poynter: Life in Biosphere 2

    In this video Jane Poynter tells her story of living two years and 20 minutes in Biosphere 2 -- an experience that provoked her to explore how we might sustain life in the harshest of environments -- through this video one learns...

    Type:Video
    Topic:Air, Atmosphere and Climate, Ecosystems, Food and Agriculture
    Subject:Science, Geography, Social Studies, Environmental Studies, Global Studies
    Level:Secondary
    Grade: 9 10 11 12
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  • Solutions

    Joseph Nganga on Renewable Energy

    Joseph Nganga, from Renewable Energy Ventures, discusses their work in Kenya, South-South transfer, and integration with the feed-in tariffs there. He highlights particular case studies where the value of the IP justifies...

    Type:Video
    Topic:Renewable Energy, Solutions
    Subject:Geography, Social Studies, Global Studies, Environmental Science
    Level:Secondary
    Grade: 9 10 11 12
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  • Solutions

    Larry Brilliant makes the case for optimism

    This video disscusses a number of environmental issues, from urbanization to the green revolution, and the problems which many of these issues have had on our environment. However, in this video, Larry Brillian, Google.org...

    Type:Video
    Topic:Air, Atmosphere and Climate, Natural Resources, Solutions
    Subject:Science, Geography, Social Studies, Environmental Studies, Global Studies
    Level:Secondary
    Grade: 9 10 11 12
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  • Water Issues

    Local Solutions on a Sinking Paradise

    In December 2008, the low-lying Carterets Islands were badly damaged by king tides and violent storm surges. Nicholas Hakata, a local youth leader and community representative, explains that he and his family have been surviving on...

    Type:Video
    Topic:Social Justice, Water Issues
    Subject:Social Studies, Environmental Studies, Global Studies
    Level:Secondary
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  • Ecosystems

    New Challenges in a New Climate

    Students will investigate the extensive adaptation of a chosen species found in Canada’s boreal forest by conducting Internet and print research. Then, given a description of the future conditions that might exist in Canada due...

    Type:Lesson Plan
    Topic:Biodiversity, Ecosystems
    Subject:Science, Geography, Global Studies
    Level:Secondary
    Grade: 8 9 10 11 12
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  • Natural Disasters

    New thinking on climate change: Al Gore's new slideshow (2008)

    In AL Gore's new slide show (2008), he presents evidence that the pace of climate change may be even worse than scientists were recently predicting, and challenges us to act with a sense of “generational...

    Type:Video
    Topic:Air, Atmosphere and Climate, Globalization, Natural Disasters
    Subject:Science, Geography, Health & Wellbeing, Social Studies, Global Studies
    Level:Secondary
    Grade: 9 10 11 12
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  • Taking Action

    Next Generation Textbook?

    In this 4:35 min. TED Talk presentation, an independent small publisher has produced an innovative digital textbook for the iPad. Titled Our Choice, it is written by Al Gore and is the sequel to An Inconvenient Truth. It features...

    Type:Video
    Topic:Renewable Energy, Solutions, Taking Action
    Subject:Science, Geography, Business Education, Global Studies
    Level:Intermediate / Middle, Secondary
    Grade: 7 8 9 10 11 12
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  • Water Issues

    One Degree Matters

    One Degree Matters follows social and business leaders as they travel to Greenland and experience for themselves the dramatic effects of the melting of the ice caps and come to understand the planetary effects of climate change and...

    Type:Video
    Topic:Business and Economics, Ecosystems, Water Issues
    Subject:Geography, Economics, Social Studies, Environmental Studies, Global Studies
    Level:Secondary
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