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STEM, STEM Education, STEMmania
(Technology Teacher, 2008)
A series of circumstances has once more created an opportunity for technology educators to develop and implement new integrative approaches to STEM education championed by STEM education reform doctrine over the past two decades.
Consumerism and the 21st Century
(Science and Society, 2006)
Although people, even nations, worldwide in the 21st century want more material possessions, the United States is pivotal because (1) although it has only 4% of the world s population, it consumes approximately 25% of the ...
Designing for Nature and Sustainability
(International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology, 2006)
Humankind is now using natural resources more rapidly than natural systems can replace them and has been doing so for approximately two and one half decades. Moreover, both natural capital and the ecosystem services it ...
Information-seeking Behavior of International Graduate Students vs. American Graduate Students: A User Study at Virginia Tech 2005
(ACRL Publications, 2007-01)
This is a comparative study on information needs and information-seeking behavior of international graduate students and American graduate students. This user study is based on empirical data collected from an online survey ...
Living on an Alien Planet
(Virginia Tech, 2007)
As a consequence for humankind producing excessive amounts of greenhouse gases, discharging thousands of hazardous chemicals and displacing large numbers of species from their habitat, future generations will inherit a ...
Ecological Restoration in an Era of Ecological Disequilibrium
(Asian Journal of Experimental Sciences, 2006)
The current rate of ecological destruction greatly exceeds the rate of ecological repair, a situation that obviously cannot continue indefinitely. In addition, the rate of biotic impoverishment makes finding suitable species ...
Is Homo sapiens Just Another Transient Species?
(Asian Journal of Experimental Sciences, 2007)
During the five great biotic extinctions, huge numbers of species were lost. Over evolutionary time, biodiversity was restored and sometimes exceeded previous levels. This environment might well be described as a pulsing ...
Tribal to Global: Can Humankind Make the Transition in Time
(Asian Journal of Experimental Sciences, 2009)
Earth is changing rapidly to a hostile, alien planet. Humankind is using natural resources over 30% faster than Earth can regenerate them, and 215,000 more individuals are added to the global population every day. Species ...
Putting Bioterrorism in Perspective
(Bioterrorism and Biological Warfare, 2008)
Bioterrorism is defined as terrorism by intentional release or dissemination of biological agents that may be naturally occurring or in a human-modified form. Bioterrorism usually exists under certain general conditions ...
The Tyranny of Tipping Points
(EcoRes Forum, 2009)
Complex, multivariate systems have one or more tipping points, or breaking points, beyond which the state of the system permanently changes. Tipping points may be on a global scale or even a more regional scale. Once we ...