Teacher LP
During drought periods, we sell firewood. It takes an hour to collect the firewood and then
another two hours to walk to Lalibela. And we go at 4.00am, even 3.00 am. And if we don’t
manage to sell the firewood in the morning, we will have to stay in the market all day and it
stops me from going to school.
Melkam, schoolgirl, 14 years, Lalibela, Ethiopia

Year 8

An example of how you would write this source in a bibliography:

Rapoza, Kenneth. Is Brazil Destroying The Amazon For Energy? 2/27/12. http://www.forbes.com/sites/kenrapoza/2012/02/27/is-brazil-destroying-the-amazon-for-energy/?feed=rss_home

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Michael Pollan’s “Food Rules.”

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climateadaptation:

The costs of growing populations. One of the toughest environmental arguments to make. Do you side with 23 million people who need electricity, or do you side with 20,000 indigenous people and a sliver of the Amazon rainforest and all its riches? Should they turn to nuclear power, and if so, how to pay for, monitor, and maintain it?

The proposed Belo Monte Dam in northern Brazil would be the third largest hydro-electric dam in the world in terms of electrical output. The dam would be 3.75 miles long and generate over 11,000 megawatts, which could power up to 23 million homes. Government officials say that the dam is an essential step in supplying energy to the nation’s growing population. However, the project is rife with environmental conflicts. The project requires the clearing of 588 acres of Amazon jungle, the displacement of over 20,000 indigenous people, flooding a 193 square mile area, and drying up a 62 mile stretch of the Xingu River.

More here.

See also Al Jazeera’s comprehensive article on the dam, here

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nrdc:

Keep Shell Out of the Arctic.
Robert Redford teamed up with NRDC to make this video, calling on the Obama Administration to stop Shell from drilling this summer off the coast of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, home to polar bears.

Send a message to Ken Salazar, Interior Secretary, urging him to deny the drilling permits.