North Bay News

Teaching for the Future
3:12 pm
Sun April 19, 2015

Sustainability in Education

A graphic model of Sustainability

  

  Most pathways to long-term societal sustainability begin by thinking differently about that objective. So says the San Diego educator who co-wrote the book on Sustainability in Higher Education.

Dr. Chase will be speaking at Santa Rosa Junior College Monday afternoon, April 20 on “Sustainability in Higher Education:  Strategies for Transformation.” His talk is at 12:15 in Newman Auditorium. 

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Parks Update
6:16 am
Fri April 17, 2015

Parks Celebration 2015 Comes to Sonoma County

Credit parks.sonomacounty.ca.gov

  Spring is the perfect time to discover your public lands. It's also the best time to celebrate the great outdoors! Beginning on Earth Day, and running through Memorial Day, Sonoma County Regional Parks and their partners will launch Parks Celebration 2015. John Ryan tells us more.

Explore your Regional Parks.

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California Update
6:10 am
Fri April 17, 2015

Brown Says Water Rights Changes Coming

One proposal would call for a $100 surcharge on zero-emission vehicles.
Credit Andrew Nixon / Capitol Public Radio News

  ALSO: California drivers would pay higher gas taxes, vehicle license fees and vehicle registration fees under a new highway and road repair proposal at the state Capitol.

Today's reporting by Katie Orr and Ben Adler.

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Adaptive Technology
5:57 pm
Thu April 16, 2015

ModMath App Assists Dysgraphic Students

 

  Mod Math is an app that helps students with disabilities do their arithmetic homework. But it doesn’t add, subtract, multiply or divide.

  Mod Math works to set up any basic arithmetic problems, says co-creator Josh Denberg. But it can be especially helpful for teaching long division.

Almost as soon as they had a working beta version of Mod Math, the Denbergs went public with it. Now, Josh says, they’re trying to add increased functionality that has been frequently requested.

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California Update
6:09 am
Thu April 16, 2015

Slow Progress In Congressional Water Talks

Drought relief legislation this year has gotten off to a slow start on Capitol Hill - unlike last year, when bills were floated in both the House and the Senate.
Credit peakwater.org

  Central Valley politicians and farm interests have been in Congress this week to remind lawmakers about the dire situation back home.

Today's reporting by Kitty Felde.

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Imagining the Past
1:06 pm
Wed April 15, 2015

California: A State of Change

Laura Cunningham, at work on a mural project

Even before the first western men reached California, the natural environment was altered by the presence of native people. In State of Change, an impressive work or historical ecology, Laura Cunningham illustrates what the state might have looked like then—or even hundreds of years earlier.

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Protection for Polinators
8:52 am
Wed April 15, 2015

Court Intervention Sought for Bees

Environmental groups and beekeepers are in court this month in California, challenging state and federal regulators' approvals of pesticides the groups say are harmful to bees.
Credit Pesticide Action Network

  Two Bay Area environmental groups are asking California courts to block the use of a chemical that has been implicated in the drastic decline in pollinating honeybees. Suzanne Potter has this report.

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California Update
7:07 am
Wed April 15, 2015

California FTB Ready For Tax Day

State workers process tax returns at California's Franchise Tax Board earlier this month.
Credit Andrew Nixon / Capitol Public Radio

  ALSO: California may be spending more money on state retirees.

Today' reporting by Ben Adler and Katie Orr.

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North Bay News
10:51 pm
Tue April 14, 2015

Eco2School Fun Energizes Students to Drive Less

 A primary goal of the Center for Climate Protection’s high school outreach program, called Eco2School, is encouraging students to drive less. But they’ve found some fun ways to make their serious point.

Focusing outreach toward high school students is a high-impact approach says Paola Alvarado,  program coordinator for the Center for Climate Protection’s Eco2School Challenge Program, because of the demographic middle ground they represent.

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California Update
6:24 am
Tue April 14, 2015

Florida Governor Wants California Port Jobs

Florida Governor Rick Scott speaks to executives outside Los Angeles, telling them Florida is better for business.
Credit latimes.com

  ALSO: It takes women about 75 days longer to earn what their male counterparts make in a year. Today is Equal Pay Day, the day the average woman finally catches up.

Today's reporting by Ben Bergman and Katie Orr.

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