Navigation Links
Opportunity for students displaced by Katrina to assess climate vulnerability of Southeast US
Date:9/5/2007

WASHINGTONWorld Wildlife Fund and the Allianz Foundation for North America today announced a new opportunity for high school students displaced by Katrina and now residing in nine U.S. cities to assess the climate change vulnerability of the Southeastern United States.

As these displaced students know from being on the frontlines, were all increasingly vulnerable to climate change, said Dr. Lara Hansen chief climate scientist, World Wildlife Fund. Now they have a unique chance to shape the future of their regionby exploring the science of whats happening and using what they discover to inspire action.

The project will give college-bound youth displaced by Hurricane Katrina an opportunity this spring to learn more about the science of climate change by working closely with scientists, use scientific tools for exploring and explaining regional vulnerability, and address decision-makers.

Todays studentsprimary stakeholders in the earths futuredeserve a voice in decisions being made now, said The Reverend Christopher Worthley, executive director, Allianz Foundation for North America. Because theyll be heirs to the environmental legacy of climate change, we have a responsibility to empower them to face the challenges ahead.

Through this project, 25 students will be chosen from public schools in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, LA; Gulf Port, Jackson and Biloxi, MI; Mobile and Birmingham, AL; Atlanta, GA; and Nashville, TN to assess the vulnerability of the Southeastern United States to climate change. Participants will receive a $1500 stipend and an HP laptop computer for their college studies. Selected students will also attend Climate Camp in June 2008 as well as a Youth Summit in Washington D.C. July 7-11, 2008.

This fall, teachers in these cities can send a letter to seclimatewitness@wwfus.org to nominate students for the program.

Nationally, teachers can use a cu
'/>"/>

Contact: Kathleen Sullivan
kathleen.sullivan@wwfus.org
202-778-9576
World Wildlife Fund
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Not-for-profit publishers call NIH public access rule a missed opportunity
2. Several minute intermediate stage in virus-cell fusion discovered; opportunity for drug development
3. Students discover 11,000 year old remains of Irish Elk
4. Students invent protective pouch to enhance cell therapy
5. College students who pull all-nighters and get no sleep more likely to have a lower GPA
6. DOEs Office of Science sets up program to aid scientists displaced by Hurricane Katrina
7. Displaced songbirds navigate in the high Arctic
8. UNC computer, marine scientists collaborate to predict flow of toxic waters from Katrina
9. NIEHS launches website with information for assessing environmental hazards from Hurricane Katrina
10. Katrina floodwaters not as toxic to humans as previously thought, study says
11. Scientists collaborate to assess health of global environment
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... NXTD and NXTDW) a biometric authentication company focused on ... Wocket™ smart wallet at CES 2015 in Las Vegas ... the "11 Hot Products at CES" in a review published in Wired.com, ... Newseveryday.com and "The top 10 gadgets from CES 2015" by Danny ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... , Jan. 21, 2015  Analyst Report Issued by Small Cap ... report showed that planet-wide, transactions at merchants on the leading ... total number of credit, debit, and prepaid cards reached 6.54 ... victims of fraudulent card usage in 2012, and credit and ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... , Jan. 22, 2015 Research and Markets ... addition of the "Global Wearable Technologies Market ... Share, Overview, Trends and Forecast 2014-2020" report ... Technologies are smart devices that can be worn ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):CES Response for NXT-ID's Wocket Smart Wallet Kicks Off 2015 2CES Response for NXT-ID's Wocket Smart Wallet Kicks Off 2015 3$4.80 Near Term Price Target with "Buy" given by CapRock Research for NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD) issued by Small Cap IR 2Global Wearable Technologies Market and Applications, Opportunities, Industry Analysis, Segmentation, Size, Growth, Share, Overview, Trends and Forecast 2014-2020 2
... by a scientist at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center ... common form of muscular dystrophy. The findings, published online ... the team,s series of groundbreaking discoveries begun in 2010 ... FSHD., The team, co-led by Stephen Tapscott, M.D., ...
... just catch our eyes, they catch those of pollinators like ... Because plants need to maximize the opportunity for pollinators to ... flowering can have profound effects on flower, fruit, and seed ... major driving forces of flowering are external factors such as ...
... at the U.S. Department of Energy,s (DOE) SLAC National ... of the electrons from xenon atoms, creating a "supercharged," ... The findings, which defy expectations and theory, could ... needed to study extreme states of matter or ward ...
Cached Biology News:Researchers discover 2 genetic flaws behind common form of inherited muscular dystrophy 2CSHL-led team discovers new way in which plants control flower production 2CSHL-led team discovers new way in which plants control flower production 3Study provides recipe for 'supercharging' atoms with X-ray laser 2Study provides recipe for 'supercharging' atoms with X-ray laser 3
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015   GenoSpace , a precision medicine software company that ... broad use of genomic, imaging and other biomedical data in ... Michelle Munson , CEO of Aspera, an IBM Company, to ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150122/170713 "We are pleased to ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... NEW YORK , Dec. 24, 2014 PlasmaTech ... care in critical areas, announced the closing of an underwritten ... to purchase up to an aggregate 3,500,000 shares of common ... $.01 per warrant.  The warrants have a per share exercise ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... GMO corn cases filed across the United States, ... of being consolidated in a Kansas federal court for pretrial ... 162 Corn Litigation, MDL No. 2591 in the U.S. District ... Syngenta GMO corn multidistrict litigation (MDL) has been handed over ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... New York (PRWEB) December 23, 2014 According ... the Long Island Affiliate of ITRA Global, the national office ... but steady recovery. This is evidenced by the third ... strong stock market. Low energy costs have held inflation ...
Breaking Biology Technology:GenoSpace Expands Board with Appointment of Michelle Munson 2PlasmaTech Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Closing of Public Offering 2PlasmaTech Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Closing of Public Offering 3Carey Danis & Lowe Reports on Syngenta GMO Corn Transfer Order 2ITRA Global Reports Long Island Is Out of Sync With The National Office Market 2ITRA Global Reports Long Island Is Out of Sync With The National Office Market 3
... GPRO ) announced today that the Company will ... 31, 2008 at approximately,4:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET). The ... p.m. ET. Hank Nordhoff, chairman and chief,executive officer, and ... will host the call., The conference call will ...
... merit and part of its overall strategy to, cripple PSC, force PSC to ... for failing to provide funding to ... PSC., -- ... FDA approval for its lead vaccine product, FluBlok, ...
... , - 1st Half-Year Sales Up 16%, - Revision Upwards of 2008 Sales Growth Guidance: (greater than or equal,to)12%, EUR millions ... 2008 08/07 ... ... 20.5 72 23.2 72 13 26.8 71 15 ...
Cached Biology Technology:Gen-Probe Announces Webcast of Second Quarter 2008 Earnings Conference Call 2Protein Sciences Responds to Emergent BioSolutions Lawsuit 2Protein Sciences Responds to Emergent BioSolutions Lawsuit 3Protein Sciences Responds to Emergent BioSolutions Lawsuit 4Protein Sciences Responds to Emergent BioSolutions Lawsuit 5Stallergenes: Q2 2008 Sales up 18% Revision Upwards of 2008 Sales Growth 2
... Agencourt AMPure is a ... that requires no sample transfer, ... efficiently purifies small and large ... or 384-well microplates. Agencourt AMPure ...
... These 1.5L PYREX trypsinizing flasks ... tissue samples into cell suspensions ... Heavy beaded neck accepts cotton ... vigorous agitation. • Height of ...
... kit for stabilizing 50g of purified RNA samples ... Kit delivers all of the advantages and applications ... addition the RNA can be used for enzymatic ... product has been optimised for the stabilization of ...
... PYREX Fernbach-style culture flasks have triple baffles ... bottom to achieve maximal oxygen transfer to ... marking spot., A wide range of optional ... Polypropylene colored caps for ease of ...
Biology Products: