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April 21, 2017

Why I March

Don Boesch It has been 50 years since I participated in a march in Washington, that time to protest the war in Vietnam. But on Saturday, April 22 I plan on joining tens of thousands of others in the March for Science. This is not an institutional endorsement of the March, but a personal perspective […]

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April 19, 2017

Entangled with the natural world: Nature seen through culture’s eyes

Krystal Yhap, Rebecca Wenker In Ecuador, a young girl is studying marine life with artisanal fishermen. While on the beach, she found herself mesmerized by the rippling waves of the sea. Amidst the waves she notices a large red fish flapping to shore. A crowd surrounded this mysterious fish, intrigued about its possible identity. The […]

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April 13, 2017

Journalists and scientists: Forever at odds, or a perfect pairing?

Juliet Nagel and Kavya Pradhan Ask a scientist, and they might tell you that journalists are more interested in selling news than getting a story right, are overly concerned with conflict and scientific outliers, and will miss the point or twist information to fit a headline.  Ask a journalist, and they might tell you that scientists are forever […]

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July 12, 2016

Fatos importantes sobre a Baía de Guanabara

“Environmental Literacy for Guanabara Bay, Brazil” (Portuguese translation by João Paulo Coimbra) Série ‘Aprendizado Ambiental’ (Environmental Literacy Series) A Baía de Guanabaraé uma formação costeira tropical (22°S) com uma abertura restrita e que forma um porto natural no sudeste do Brasil com clima de monções. A bacia hidrográfica no entorno da Baía de Guanabara é […]

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June 24, 2016

Environmental Literacy for Guanabara Bay, Brazil

‘Environmental Literacy’ series Guanabara Bay is a tropical (22°S) embayment with a restricted opening which forms a natural harbor in Southeast Brazil with a monsoonal/savanna climate. The watershed around Guanabara Bay is an internationally iconic location, including metropolitan areas like Rio de Janeiro, Niteroi and Sao Goncalo, beaches like Copacabana and Ipanema, and sights like […]

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March 21, 2016

Environmental literacy of the Texas coastline

As part of a workshop sponsored by the Harte Research Institute, Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi, we learned about the key values and major threats to the Texas coastal ecosystems. We did not include the offshore continental shelf in this assessment, so some iconic features like the flower garden coral reefs were not included. […]

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February 12, 2016

Indian River Lagoon: Environmental Literacy

The concept of environmental literacy derives from a series of programs that have established various literacy principles, for example, Ocean Literacy and Chesapeake Bay literacy. Literacy principles form the framework, but it is the richness of examples, stories and visual supporting materials that enliven the understanding of our environment. The seven principles that an informed […]

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July 21, 2015

Laguna de Bay, Philippines: Environmental Literacy

‘Environmental literacy‘ series As part of the Integration and Application Network’s collaboration with the Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia Resource Facility (PRF) and the Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA) in the development of an Ecosystem Health Report Card for Laguna de Bay, the seven environmental literacy for Laguna de Bay […]

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February 12, 2015

Environmental Literacy for the tropical Northern Territory, Australia

As part of our ongoing project with Charles Darwin University to synthesize the research on the flood plains of Kakadu National Park, we review the fundamentals of the environment and characteristics of the region, specifically the coastal tropical areas in the northern part of the territory. The Northern Territory is the third largest state or […]

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June 3, 2014

Missouri River: Environmental Literacy

‘Environmental literacy‘ series The seven environmental literacy principles for the Missouri River are the following: The Missouri River is the longest tributary (2,300 miles) of the Mississippi River. Navigation on the Missouri River is supported by a series of levees and dikes from the mouth to Sioux City, Iowa, about 760 miles. A series of […]

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