N.R.C. Nomination Shines Spotlight on Waste-Disposal Issue Dr. Macfarlane, who declined to be interviewed before her confirmation hearing, does not seem to have said much in public about the desirability of nuclear power as opposed to other electricity sources. But she has opposed Yucca Mountain ... 06/11/2012 - 1:03 am | View Link
How one school turned homework on its head with ‘flipped’ instruction (via PBS News Hour)
By: Mike Fritz Teachers at Clintondale High School send students home with lectures on video. The next day they tackle what would normally be considered homework together in class. The new model is called a “flippped” classroom and for this school,…
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At Alternet, s.e. smith writes Zero-Tolerance Policies in Schools are Often Destructive, Fueling a School to Prison Pipeline:
In 2011, a 13-year-old student in Albuquerque, New Mexico burped audibly in class (perhaps the school lunch didn’t agree with him). His instructor summoned the school resource officer, one of a new generation ofpolice officers and specially trained go-betweens stationed in school environments, and the student found himself booked into a juvenile detention facility.
7 Greenest Vehicles On Earth (via Clean Technica)
Originally published on Shrink That Footprint. According to Wikipedia, a ‘vehicle’ is a: mobile machine that transports passengers or cargo. Most often vehicles are manufactured, such as bicycles, cars, trucks, buses, motorcycles, trains, ships,…
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Top 10 Toxic Ingredients Used In The Fossil Fuel Industries (via Planetsave)
There are many reasons to reject fossil fuels now, after 200 years of their reign as society’s primary energy source. History will articulate both the benefits provided to human society derived from fossil fuel energy technologies from 1750 to the…
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