Who’s ‘foreign?’

Here's a link to a conversation in the TED 'Open Translation' series that should get you thinking about, not just this term, but globalization, the reputed dominance of the English language, and possibly provide you with some good angles for approaching your Interactive Oral on works in translation: http://www.ted.com/pages/partners_skype_iyer  

“Earth Hour – 8.30 pm e.s.t. – March 26, 2011.”

From its debut in one city in one country, viz. Sydney, Australia when 2.2 million individuals turned off their lights to take a stand against climate change, Earth Hour has become truly global, embracing 128 countries and territories in 2010. This Saturday March 26, for Earth Hour, people throughout Australia, some parts of Indonesia, and around the world will switch off their lights to show their support for action on climate change and sustainability. If you're doing something special for this event, ...

Iron and its removal of Carbon Dioxide

  Iron fertilization. This is the name given to the process where iron filings are intentionally sprayed (or added) to the ocean. By NOAA MESA Project (http://www.photolib.noaa.gov/bigs/fish1880.jpg ) , via Wikimedia CommonsWhy? The idea is that the iron, stimulates the growth of plankton, that in term removes CO2 from the atmosphere. The good news? It actually works. Plankton does absorb CO2. When it dies, it sinks to the bottom of the ocean, taking the carbon with it. The bad news? The amount of carbon ...

Climate Change Link to CO2

  Nothing ground breaking here but recent research shows a ‘global pattern’ of change that begun 2.7 million years ago. By Ansgar Walk (Own work) [CC BY-SA 2.5 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5)], via Wikimedia CommonsThere seems to be a feedback process which has amplified climate change. Dr Carrie Lear told BBC News that “this study reveals a feedback process that has magnified climate change since the inception of Northern Hemisphere glaciation 2.7 million years ago. It seems the tropical warming caused by high CO2 levels ...