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- Wolff Responds: Unsafe Schools, Another System Failure July 12, 2020
- Chicago World’s Fair 1893 photographs Souvenir book portfolio profusely illustrated July 12, 2020
- China’s largest freshwater lake sees record water rise July 12, 2020
- New climate predictions assess global temperatures in coming five years – English – July 2020 July 12, 2020
- New climate predictions assess global temperatures in coming five years | World Meteorological Organization July 12, 2020
- Climate change: Global temperatures could exceed crucial 1.5 C target in the next five years – CNN July 12, 2020
- Cyprus is witness to global warming – Financial Mirror July 11, 2020
- Coronavirus: A Weekly Report from NPR News | WAMU July 11, 2020
- Coronavirus: Escaping to space in lockdown – BBC News July 11, 2020
- As Mary Trump’s Book Comes Out, President Appears To Flounder | MSNBC July 11, 2020
- CHINA-U.S. STRAIN: Where does the relationship go from here July 11, 2020
- Should the U.S. designate racial violence as terrorism? July 11, 2020
- Why Trump “got a win” from the Supreme Court on releasing his tax records July 11, 2020
- The Arctic Is Literally on Fire | NowThis July 11, 2020
- Trump Goes Full Racist As His Presidency Crumbles July 11, 2020
- Reevaluating ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ 60 years later July 11, 2020
- COVID-19 Frontline Ep. 71: How has the pandemic changed the global food supply? July 11, 2020
- Live: Bill Gates speaks at virtual COVID-19 conference比尔•盖茨在新冠肺炎视频会议上 讲话 July 11, 2020
- WORLD VS VIRUS PODCAST | Episode 17: The Coronavirus Story So Far July 11, 2020
- Frank Figliuzzi: Stone Could Put Trump In Jail With What He Knows | The 11th Hour | MSNBC July 11, 2020
- Pivoting to the Endgame | Roger Hallam | Extinction Rebellion July 11, 2020
- Wolff Responds Capitalist Reality vs Conservative Ideology July 11, 2020
- Ep. 98: “Ladies and Gentlemen, This Is The Plague” (feat. Laurie Garrett) | Rumble w Michael Moore July 11, 2020
- How the NRA hijacks gun control debates July 11, 2020
- WATCH: How to spot misinformation online July 11, 2020
- A summer without Americans: tourist dollars missed but strong support for EU Covid travel ban July 11, 2020
- Clammer Says Trump’s Climate Agenda is ‘Treason’ | NowThis July 11, 2020
- COVID-19 hunger | The virus is triggering a food crisis – Oxfam July 11, 2020
- Tropical Storm Fay: What You Need to Know About The Storm | NBC New York July 11, 2020
- Tropical storm Fay hits the Northeast | WNT July 11, 2020
- Fauci opens up about why he’s not being allowed on TV July 11, 2020
- Kathy Freston: We have to reduce the amount of meat that we eat July 11, 2020
- Fauci Urges Caution About Reopening Schools In The Fall | MSNBC July 11, 2020
- Can schools reopen in the fall? Dr. Anthony Fauci responds July 11, 2020
- VA Gov Ralph Northam – June 9, 2020 School Reopening July 11, 2020
- Coronavirus reopening: Fairfax County schools | wusa9.com July 11, 2020
- Students, parents, teachers give FCPS input return to school plan | wusa9.com July 11, 2020
- Fairfax County Parents Must Decide Between Two School Reopening Options By July 15 : NPR July 11, 2020
- Can We Safely Send Kids To School? : Politics Podcast : The NPR Politics Podcast : NPR July 11, 2020
- Union Leader On Why Kids Should Not Be Back In Classrooms This Fall : NPR July 11, 2020
- Coronavirus Pandemic Halts Climate Data Collection : NPR July 11, 2020
- Doctors Say School Reopenings Must Consider Coronavirus Rates : Coronavirus Live Updates : NPR July 11, 2020
- Ken Burns: Confederate statues celebrate a false narrative July 11, 2020
- Ken Burns: Our monuments are representations of myth, not fact | Opinion July 11, 2020
- These Black Americans see a statue memorializing Lincoln in different ways July 11, 2020
- How to Stop the Next Pandemic: U.N. Report Links Outbreaks to Climate Crisis & Industrial Farming July 11, 2020
- Coronavirus gene mutation: How scared should we be? | Covid-19 Special July 10, 2020
- Why America Acts the Way It Does: The Special Character of Nationalism (2004) July 10, 2020
- Spectacular scene in Xin’anjiang as floodwaters are discharged July 10, 2020
- Oxford expert: COVID-19 may not have originated in China July 10, 2020
Daily Archives: March 7, 2019
Global Symposium on Soil Erosion
Stop soil erosion, Save our future
15-17 May 2019, FAO HQ, Rome, Italy
The Global Symposium on Soil Erosion (GSER19), ‘Stop soil erosion, Save our future’ will be held from 15-17 May 2019, at the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Headquarters in Rome, Italy. This science-policy meeting is co-organized by the UN FAO and its Global Soil Partnership (GSP), the Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils (ITPS), together with the Science-Policy Interface (SPI) of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), and the Joint FAO/IAEA Programme of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture.
The objective of GSER 19 is to establish a common platform to present and discuss the latest information on the status of interventions and innovations in the field of soil erosion and related land management.
Soil erosion is one of the ten major soil threats identified in the 2015 Status of the World’s Soil Resources report. It is defined as the removal of soil particles, soil aggregates, organic matter and nutrients from the land surface through three major pathways: water, wind and tillage. Soil erosion can affect soil quality by removing the highly fertile topsoil and exposing the subsurface horizon that has low organic matter content. This process can result in soil structure degradation, nutrient loss, poor microbial activity and even soil salinity.
Soil erosion poses a major threat to global food security and to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As confirmed at the UNFCCC COP23 in 2018, soil health is key to combating climate change. In this context, soil erosion control can be related to the achievement of SDG13 and further extended to the SDGs 2, 3, 6 and 15 on food security, clean water provision, desertification and halting biodiversity loss, respectively.
GSER19 aims to translate scientific and policy evidence into decisions and actions to minimize soil erosion for increased food security, ecosystem services, and promote the restoration of eroded sites.
Published on Feb 25, 2019
MIT Center for International Studies
Published on Mar 24, 2017
March 23, 2017 – 5:00pm to 6:30pm Starr Forum lecture with Noam Chomsky on climate change and President Trump. About Noam Chomsky: Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian, social critic, and political activist. Sometimes described as “the father of modern linguistics”, Chomsky is also a major figure in analytic philosophy, and one of the founders of the field of cognitive science. He is Institute Professor Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he has worked since 1955, and is the author of over 100 books on topics such as linguistics, war, politics, and mass media. Ideologically, he aligns with anarcho-syndicalism and libertarian socialism.
MasamanPublished on May 20, 2018
What happened to the Old European? Meaning the original people groups of Europe that inhabited the landmass before the arrival of the Indo-Europeans, a group which would later evolve into the vast majority of European nations we see today, from the Russians, Italians, Irish, Norwegians and Greeks. Although precious little is known, there are clues left behind in the archaeology, genetics, linguistics and historical texts that have been passed down through the generations, which gives us a somewhat fuzzy picture of pre-historic Europe. Be sure to let me know your thoughts on the pre-Indo-European Europeans and let me know which culture you think is the most interesting.
Published on Mar 5, 2019
What happened to the African slaves in the Americas that managed to escape their masters? Today we will be discussing the history of a group collectively referred to as Maroons in the Americas, who are the descendants of slaves that escaped to the wilderness of many countries throughout the Americas and have very interesting stories to tell.
Let me know your thoughts on these Maroon groups such as the Palenquero, Quilombola, Saramaccan, Ndyuka and others.
“The Real History of Slavery.” Black Rednecks and White Liberals, by Thomas Sowell, Encounter Books, 2006.
Published on Sep 10, 2017
A lot of people might be tempted to think that the People’s Republic of China is an extremely ethnically homogeneous country, and strictly judging by ethnic identification on the official government census, they would be considered justified for thinking that, but today we’re going to look at the man ethnic groups of the PRC, and why ethnicity and language in China is such a confusing topic.
Be sure to let me know your thoughts on the diverse ethnic groups of the People’s Republic of China, and the Han Chinese people around the globe.