Monthly Archives: February 2011

A remarkable record of reef research

A James Cook University professor has produced an earth science encyclopaedia on coral reefs in what is most likely the most comprehensive record of work carried out in the area since Charles Darwin first attempted to understand reef evolution. Emeritus Professor David Hopley has launched Encyclopaedia of Modern Coral Reefs: Structure, Form and Process at […] … learn more→

Earthquakes ruin more than property

The Christchurch earthquake has left me deprived. I can never show my grandchildren the city that was a part of me for the majority of my life to date. I will never be able to have them relate to the mystery of Chancery Lane, the beauty of the Cathedral and the \’feel\’ of Lyttelton. Having […] … learn more→

How fisheries can gain from the lessons of sustainable food

As agriculture and energy production have made strides toward becoming more sustainable, the world’s fisheries have lagged behind. But restoring our beleaguered oceans to health will require an emphasis on diversification and conservation — and a more sensible mix of fishing practices. … learn more→

Designing a city for safe protests

Civil protests, from peaceful sit-ins at the Pentagon to violent riots in Cairo, nonetheless share some common characteristics. To study how protests evolve in public spaces, Dr. Tali Hatuka, an architect and head of Tel Aviv University\’s Laboratory of Contemporary Urban Design, has dissected some of the world\’s most publicized protests — those in Washington, […] … learn more→

3+ ways to green study abroad offices

Behind every student studying abroad, there are dedicated staff from his or her home institution assisting with everything from program applications, financial aid, credit transfer, visas, medical preparations, cultural orientations, packing lists, and even (occasionally) luggage tags.  So, when we consider ways to make education abroad more sustainable, let’s remember those who stay behind to […] … learn more→

Renewable Energy Careers in the Niagara Region

In southern Ontario, the Niagara Region has joined the Ontario Clean Technology Alliance (OCTA), an organization with representation in Toronto, Ottawa, Hamilton, Waterloo Region, Windsor-Essex, London, Sarnia-Lambton, Chatham-Kent, and Guelph. In a continuing cross-border exchange of technology learned in solar panel workshops and photovoltaic (PV) certification courses, alliance members were promoting Southern Ontario in Phoenix, […] … learn more→