Monday, July 15, 2013


Arctic Expedition 2013 Starts Today! | Students on Ice Blog
Today we are thrilled to welcome 85 extraordinary youth and 49 amazing educators, elders, scientists, artists and experts as the members of the Students On Ice Arctic Expedition 2013!...Lots of sea ice for us to contend with this early in the summer!
Distressed Planet, 1990 – 2013 | NoFrakkingConsensus
Back in 1990, the head of the UN said our planet was ailing. Fast forward a quarter of a century, and a Worldwatch Institute press release issued today continues the ‘planet in distress’ meme.
$487K Study of Viking Textiles During Little Ice Age To ‘Mitigate Climate Change’ | CNS News
( – The taxpayer-funded National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $487,049 grant to a Brown University archaeologist for her “three-year study exploring gender, textiles and society in Iceland from the Viking Age (ca. 874-1050) until the early 19th century.”

The "Rags to Riches" project “may also have practical applications in efforts to understand, and possibly mitigate for, the effects of changing climate in different areas of the world,” NSF spokesperson Peter West said in response to an inquiry from
Argentina Wheat Output Seen Rising by UN After Record Corn Crop - Businessweek
Argentina, South America’s largest wheat grower, may harvest a crop that’s 39 percent larger than last year’s after farmers increased planting while yields are expected to rebound, the United Nations said.

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