Month: November 2012

Global Food Security and Sustainability

We wanted to spread the work about this Global Education event that connects to our sustainability mission. Global Food Security and Sustainability December 4th: 10:30-12:30, Moraine Room 2 (M Building) Two key issues in nearly every country are the cost and availability of food and energy. Rising prices of commodities, such as wheat, corn, rice, …

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Development, Rain Forest, and Climate Change

Over the break, I came across this article and bookmarked it. The impact of urbanization on environment and climate is not new but it is something that still warrants discussion. Swallowing Rain Forest, Cities Surge in Amazon By Simon Romero SIMON ROMERO, November 24, 2012 The Amazon has been viewed for ages as a vast quilt of rain forest interspersed …

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Marketplace: U.S. to pass Saudi Arabia as top oil producer

Yesterday, American Public Media’s show Marketplace had a story noting that the US will pass Saudia Arabia as the top oil producer (see below). The story concerned me because they were noting that this increase would come from the hydraulic fracking, which has caused concern about the sustainability of the practice. I have pasted the …

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