“Geography Report Card”: Geographic Knowledge Declining

Winnie Hu’s recent NY Times article, “Geography Report Card Finds Students Lagging” (July 20, 2011) laments the fact that fewer than in one in three American students are proficient in geography–to the point where they can’t even identify the American Southwest on a map, according to report of the National Assessment of Educational Click to Read More

International migration to double by 2050

The world will be taken by surprise by the relentless pace of migration unless States, international organizations and civil society make a concerted effort to invest in how they respond to it, says the World Migration Report (WMR) 2010 launched today by the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The number of international migrants Click to Read More

In Kansas, Climate Skeptics Embrace Green Energy

Getting Climate Skeptics To Conserve Energy Click to Read More

The Man-Made Disaster Known As Hurricane Katrina

Back-to-back documentaries coming up on the causes and after-effects of Hurricane Katrina’s devastation of New Orleans.

This ongoing man-made disaster¬† will be examined from two perspectives: The Climate Change Relocation Center of Seattle is offering a free screening of the new Spike Lee documentary If God is Willing and Da Creek Don’t Rise, 3-9, Sunday, August 29 at Re-Bar, 1114 Howard St. in Seattle. This is also a cajun & creole food potluck, so bring your best heat. 21 and over–drinks available.

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