Inhibitor of Good Planning? The Influence of CEQA Litigation on the San Diego Region

submitted by: MattGoodman
Outlines a research strategy to examine the positive impact of CEQA litigation by San Diego region advocacy groups in providing the region with more robust, environmentally friendly projects. This proposal focuses on four essential areas in which CEQA litigation is of the utmost importance to protect the region’s environment. Environmental sustainability is crucial to future generations of humans and the region’s wildlife. This raises fundamental problems: Land use development is...

Ecomindedness: Benefits of Urban SPIN Farming in the San Diego Community of North Park

submitted by: dylanjsack
The goal of this study is to show how urban small-plot intensive (SPIN) farming produces value in the San Diego community of North Park from the perspective of the community members involved, and the perspective of those who operate The Nectary, a local SPIN farm collective. Value is defined in terms of social and communal benefits, development of a land ethic, and in terms of economic viability. This is a participatory ethnographic study of three homeowners who are members of the...
Authors: Dylan Sack

Science Behind the News: Allergies

submitted by: nsf

Seasonal Allergies affect more than 40 million Americans each year. Plant biologist Dr. Kristina Stinson of Harvard University explains how allergies affect the body, and why warmer weather could lead to longer, more severe allergy seasons. "Science Behind the News" is produced in partnership with NBC Learn.

Provided by the National Science Foundation & NBC Learn

Monitoring Long-Term Global Climate Change with Ion Chromatography

submitted by: Chrom Solutions
The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) is a leading environmental research center that focuses on the United Kingdom’s national scientific activities in Antarctica. Some of their current research includes long-term monitoring of global climate change via ice core sample analysis of the polar ice caps in both Antarctica and Greenland. In this video, Dr. Ailsa Benton, Ice Core Analytical Scientist at with the BAS, describes her research and how BAS scientists are able to analyze essential anions...

Economic Analysis of Selected Adaptation Options to Flooding

submitted by: UP Los Baños

Documentation of the seminar "Economic Analysis of Selected Adaptation Options to Flooding" by Jaimie Kim Bayani Arias, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, College of Economics and Management, University of the Philippines Los Banos held at SEAMEO-SEARCA, UPLB, College, Laguna on 27 August 2013

Climate Change Vulnerability Mapping of Selected Municipalities in Laguna, Philippines

submitted by: UP Los Baños

Documentation of the seminar entitled "Climate Change Vulnerability Mapping of Selected Municipalities in Laguna, Philippines" by Engr. Vicente G. Ballaran, Jr., Assistant Professor, Agrometeorology and Farm Structures Division, Institute of Agricultural Engineering, College of Engineering and Agro-Industrial Technology, University of the Philippines Los Banos at the SEARCA Agriculture and Development Seminar Series, SEARCA, UPLB, College, Laguna on 13 August 2013.