Scientific discoveries are often the result of serendipity- including the discovery of something completely unexpected which leads to more questions than answers. A chance recording of bowhead whales in Disko Bay, Greenland, and piggy-backing a hydrophone on an oceanographic mooring in Fram Strait revealed unexpected information about bowhead whale singing behavior. Many tens of distinct songs are sung by a population in a single season.
Greta Thunberg, climate activast, photo by Anders Hellberg
How to Solve Climate Change By 2030: Solar Dominance + Citizen Action
Most people associate education with a classroom, lecture-style setting. However, I’ve found that the most powerful, inspirational and impactful education takes place when you’re outside the classroom actively participating in something. Climb aboard with me to explore my journey to find experiential education and how it has led me to one of the best teaching platforms that I know of, schooner Adventuress. (See Sound Experience)
Photo by Jim Ramaglia
Bull kelp is an important species in the Salish Sea that, like so many other species, is experiencing decline. Better policy and management are needed to better protect kelp and the fish that rely on kelp forests for survival. Marine Resources Committees, along with the Northwest Straits Initiative, Department of Natural Resources, Puget Sound Restoration Fund, and others are working to fill data gaps within Puget Sound using citizen science.
We are living longer than we did 100 years ago primarily due to breakthroughs in sanitation, communicable diseases, and development of antibiotics. However, today our concerns have shifted as obesity, heart disease, and diabetes rates are all on the rise. We have also seen an uptick in pedestrian and traffic fatalities and serious injuries. The design of our communities, housing, transportation infrastructure, and open space, strongly influences human behavior and activity, which subsequently brings cascading effects on our health and well-being. We are adversely imp
Institute for Village Studies is a non-profit organization based in Bellingham that collaborates with village communities in achieving their vision for a better future. We accomplish this through community-driven development, research, and cross-cultural education.
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The Cuyahoga River is (in)famous for having burned in 1969, an event which helped spur the environmental movement in the United States, including the establishment of the first Earth Day. This year is the 50th anniversary of the fire.