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Jennifer Lesko, April 17, 2012

In light of some of the discussion of how habitat destruction and biodiversity reduction has lead to emergence of zoonoses, this article profiles Nathan Wolfe, a biologist who studies infections that have dire consequences for human beings. His work is in trying to prevent viral transmission to the human host.

http://www.lexisnexis.com.ezp-prod1.hul.harvard.edu/hottopics/lnacademic/?shr=t&sfi=AC01NBSimplSrch

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Marco Masoni, April 17, 2012

Arctic Sea Ice Volume: PIOMAS, Prediction, and the Perils of Extrapolation

Filed under: Arctic and Antarctic Climate modelling Climate Science — group @ 11 April 2012

Guest Commentary by Axel Schweiger, Ron Lindsay, and Cecilia Bitz

We have just passed the annual maximum in Arctic sea ice extent which always occurs sometime in March. Within a month we will reach the annual maximum in Arctic sea ice volume. After that, the sea ice will begin its course towards its annual minimum of both extent and volume in mid-September. This marks the beginning of the ritual of the annual sea ice watch that includes predictions of the extent and rank of this year’s sea ice minimum, as well as discussion about the timing of its eventual demise. One of the inputs into that discussion is the “PIOMAS” ice-ocean model output of ice volume – and in particular, some high-profile extrapolations. This is worth looking at in some detail.

http://realclimate.org/
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Marco Masoni, April 17, 2012

A young well-educated Sherpa takes a journey back to his ancestral village in the Himalayas, to see for himself the problems his people face as a consequence of global warming.

http://youtu.be/c-P0o83vx4k
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Marco Masoni, April 16, 2012

One of the classrooms participating in the international student carbon footprint challenge (http://goo.gl/9PqjG) makes the news in Lithuania. Google’s English translation of the article is here: http://goo.gl/JCidZ

http://www.grokiskis.lt/temos/ekologija
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Pam Miller, April 16, 2012

Irena Lauzadiene’s students at Rokiskis Romuva Gymnasium are in the news with a wonderful article. See the article in the Lithuanian newspaper at: http://www.grokiskis.lt/temos/ekologija

The translation into English is posted at the link below.

http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=lt&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF- 8&layout=2&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.grokiskis.lt%2Ftemos%2Fekologija%2F2012 %2F04%2F13%2Fmusu-pareiga---pradeti-veikti-jau
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Shaneikiah Bickham, April 16, 2012

hello from cairo! my classes are looking forward to participating in this project and reducing our collective carbon footprint. ) ms. bickham

Shaneikiah Bickham
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  • Jason Hodin Jason Hodin April 16, 2012
    Dear Ms. Bickham- It's great to have you and your students participating!
  • Géraldine Fauville Géraldine Fauville April 17, 2012
    Welcome on board Ms. Bickam. Looking forward to reading your students comments.

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Pam Miller, April 16, 2012

Welcome to new teachers and students joining us from Bolivia, Brazil, China, Cote d’Ivoire, Croatia, Egypt, Ghana, France, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, the United States, and Venezuela. Participating in the ISCFC seems like a wonderful way to celebrate Earth Day, April 22nd!
Cheers,
Pam

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Kungsholmens Gymnasium, April 16, 2012

Hello from Stockholm, Sweden. I’m a science/chemistry teacher here and we’ll be participating in some discussions and writing a general report based fom other countries on their findings…

Kungsholmens Gymnasium
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  • Irena Lauzadiene Irena Lauzadiene April 16, 2012
    Hello from Lithuania,
    I have posted some of my and my students findings in the Discussion ” Now it's time to act” which was added to International Student footprint.

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Jason Hodin, April 14, 2012

Dear ISCFC teachers-

We now have our first April 2012 pin on the world map representing the student footprints and statistics from Ian Heathcote’s Environmental Science class at Escuela Campo Alegre in Caracas, Venezuela!

http://footprint.stanford.edu/compare.html

Felicitaciones!

Which schools across the world will be next?

Jason Hodin
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  • Jason Hodin Jason Hodin April 26, 2012
    (Ms. Smart is from Cabrini High - my apologies)
  • Jason Hodin Jason Hodin April 26, 2012
    The map now has our first Bolivian school: Viviana Mendoza's AP Environmental Science students from the Calvert American Cooperative School in La Paz, Bolivia.

    Also, today we have an updated pin from a previous participating school: Bob McCormick's Environmental Science students have increased our data for the Stevenson School in Pebble Beach, CA, USA.

    Great to have you all participating!
  • Jason Hodin Jason Hodin April 27, 2012
    Today, the map is updated with two pins: previous ISCFC participants Doris Furlan (Secondary school Srečko Kosovel Sežana in Sežana Slovenia) and Dubravka Cokrlic (Gymnasium Pozega in Pozega Croatia) now have updated pins (additional data, new color) for their English language students.

    A warm welcome back to Doris & Dubravka, and we are happy to meet your new students!

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Ann S., April 14, 2012

Hi, Everybody:
My name is Ann Smart. I teach Environmental Science in New Orleans, LA, USA, and am VERY NEW to this program. I just heard about it last week and got registered as soon as I heard about it. My students will begin calculating their footprints on Monday. I think they will be in for a very rude awakening. They think they are doing well if they place a piece of paper into the recycle box in the classroom. I can’t wait for them to do the calculations and to see what students in other countries are doing for the Earth. Thanks for this program

Ann S.
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  • Jason Hodin Jason Hodin April 14, 2012
    Dear Ann, welcome to the ISCFC!

    New Orleans is unfortunately becoming an epicenter of sorts for environmental crises of late; it will be interesting to see your students perspectives on these issues.

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