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Happy Earth Day! For nearly 50 years, people around the world have celebrated Earth Day to support environmental movements and build awareness around issues such as climate change. The Earth Day campaign this year is environmental and climate literacy. In order to change the way we treat our planet, we need to be knowledgeable about the environmental issues we face today and the actions we can take...

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On April 22, 1970, thousands of colleges and universities across America organized protests against the deterioration of the environment, marking the first-ever Earth Day.  More than 20 million Americans marched through the streets & parks, in order to fight against environmental problems –  oil spills, polluting factories, toxic dumps, and more Nearly a half a century later, we still find ourselves facing many of the same...

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reddit AMA: Tsunamis and Storm Surges
Posted in: Learner News

What causes tsunamis? How can we better prepare? What questions do you have about tsunamis and storm surges? This Thursday, January 21, ask your questions of Tomoya Shibayama, who is currently teaching Waseda University’s Tsunamis and Storm Surges: Introduction to Coastal Disasters MOOC on edX. AMA means “Ask Me Anything.” Questions about tsunamis, storm surges, the professor’s research, and more, are fair game. (Current students,...

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Torino, Italy  |  Age 26 I joined edX two years ago while I was finishing my Master’s Degree in Italy. My studies had a strong interdisciplinary character, so I ended up not feeling like an expert in anything particular. Because of this, I took my first edX course. HarvardX Human Health and Global Environmental Change gave me both inspiration and a direction. A few weeks later I...

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Bulgaria | Age 20 I am currently attending university in Bulgaria and I am in my second year. I am studying “Counteracting Crime and Maintaining Public Order” in the Academy of the Ministry of Interior. Truth be told, I find the courses in the Police Academy extremely boring. I love science and Physics is what I love to do in my free time. When I...

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