Education

BBC NEWS | Award for tsunami warning pupil

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Missed this one over the weekend. A harrowing tale of a girl and her knowledge of physical geography. I will put money that she becomes an english major after all of the press on her physical science prowess 🙂 BBC NEWS | UK | Award for tsunami warning pupil Via Helen’s musings on life etc.

Human Geography

Environmental Toll of Katrina

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The environmental toll of Katrina is just staggering. The Washington Post features a pretty in-depth look at the fallout. Imagine not having reliably clean water for years! Click here to read (registration required, but it’s free)

General

Natural Hazards Center

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The Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado, which conducts hazards and disaster research, is calling for proposals for Quick Response grants to study the impacts of Hurrican Katrina. The small grants, which average between $1500 and $3000, are to cover food, travel, and lodging expense to allow researchers to conduct short-term field studies […]

Human Geography

Peru’s glaciers in retreat

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An article from BBC news describing the retreat of Peruvian glaciers. This is a great example of the conjoining of physical and human geography. Understanding how the retreating glaciers impact the sustainability of the local population. BBC NEWS | Americas | Peru’s glaciers in retreat