EcoUniv Weekend Reads: April 2021
EcoUniv Weekend Reads #60
4 Apr 2021
Alternative Living: Bhutan’s adoption of Gross National Happiness is fervently celebrated by environmentalists. But does anyone bother to read a critical point of view? Here’s one such article.
Pollution: A primer on the important greenhouse gases and their sources (slide show)
Animal Behavior: Do animals have minds? A review of the related research in an essay from The Economist.
EcoUniv Weekend Reads #61
11 Apr 2021
Sapiens: Among all the members of the family Hominidae, why are we the only ones that still exist?
Economics: Alternative economics demands that rich countries “de-develop”. Either growth must come to zero or climate change will do it for us.
Agriculture: How Sikkim became an all-organic state.
EcoUniv Weekend Reads #62
18 Apr 2021
Water: A study flags that what we call ‘freshwater’ is also turning salty, primarily due to introduction of man-made salts into the landscape for various reasons.
Environmental Law: Most of the nature-modifying industrial activities happen because capital is available for them. New Zealand now creates a law for financial firms to report the climate impacts of their businesses and explain how they will manage risks.
Environmental Education: In the “Understanding the Learner” series, this week we focus on thirteen-year olds (eighth grade).
EcoUniv Weekend Reads #63
25 Apr 2021
Pollution: Aquaculture is the fastest growing segment of the global food industry. But fish farming and fishing are sounding the death knell for aquatic ecosystems, including the oceans.
Ornithology: In birds with flashy, eye-catching colours who are trying to impress females, evolution has provided a “show off” mechanism (elaborate microstructures which amplify color) along with the default, “honest” mechanism (carotenoid pigments).
Research Article: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-021-88106-w
Environmental Education: In the “Understanding the Learner” series, this week we focus on fourteen-year olds (ninth grade).