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Monthly archive for August 2011

Look up! It’s the Daily Planet (Charlotte Observer)

RALEIGH Amid the straight edges and gridded streets of downtown Raleigh, a giant ball has appeared at Jones and Salisbury streets, like a colossal marble that has rolled into a corner.
This big yellow ball will become the SECU Daily Planet, a round theater of sorts in

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The Conservation Value of Ethiopian Church Forests

Dr. Neville Winchester, Department of Geography, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada V8W 3N5
Alameyuhu Wassie Eshete, Forestry Department, Bahir Dar, EthiopiaMeg Lowman, PAMS, North Carolina State University, USA
Ethiopia is experiencing continual deforestation, and could lose its remaining afro-montane forests within the foreseeable future. In the northern

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Work on the Church Forests of Ethiopia (Amharic version)

Worku Mulat has provided us with an update on work being done on the church forests of Ethiopia. The PDF below is in the native language of Amharic for local speakers to enjoy.

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Ecological disaster in Ethiopia

Between 2200 B.C. and 1900 B.C., the Habur Plains of northern Mesopotamia turned to desert. Evidence exists 3000 years ago Sahara desert was a grassland where cattle were grazing. Under business-as-usual scenario, Ethiopia, too, is on a path to ecological collapse. The first home to Homo sapiens

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Amazon Rainforest Workshops for Summer 2012

“This is a non-stop workshop full of once-in-a-lifetime experiences.”
Unique, active, and fun! This expedition is an eye-opening introduction to the environmental and cultural aspects of the Amazon Rainforest and river system in the Amazon basin of Northern Peru. The program is safe, comfortable, and accessible, offering

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The military goes green

Dr. Lowman’s latest Nature’s Secrets column in
The U.S. military is moving aggressively to reduce its energy “bootprint.”
The Department of Defense is our country’s largest single consumer of energy, using more than 300,000 barrels of oil per day. With an armored Humvee averaging only 4 miles per

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