Environmental Awareness in Arab Countries: A Survey

A public opinion survey carried out by the Arab Forum for Environment and Development in 22 Arab countries revealed that a vast majority, exceeding 60 percent, believes that the environment has deteriorated in their countries over the last 10 years. An even bigger majority of 95 percent thinks that their country is not doing enough to tackle environmental challenges. The questionnaire, circulated via internet in cooperation with Arab media outlets and conducted on a self-completion basis, attracted 20,460 responses from across the Arab region. Respondents who thought that the environmental situation has worsened comprised 60 percent, reflecting findings of a … Continue reading

Top 15 High School Study Tips

The last thing you want to do when you get home is study. With the world waiting for you to log on and get the latest scoop and trend, it’s hard to take a break from the screen and focus on your homework. Experts of takemyexamonline caution that if you get in the habit of giving your screen most of your attention, you’ll most likely cram when it comes time for the exam. That’s never good, and you wind up getting behind. What if we told you that you have time to stay in the loop while getting your studying … Continue reading

Environmental Research in Arab World: Perspectives

The Arab world is facing many environmental pressures ranging from challenges in resource management and water scarcity to air pollution and climate change, which all require serious scientific environmental research. Arab nations contribute 1.7 percent of the total value of budgets embarked for environmental research worldwide. Leaders in Environmental Research Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Morocco and Tunisia are the most active research countries in general science and environmental research. Scientific research has increased in the last ten years, with Egypt leading the Arab world, followed by Saudi Arabia for both the number and rate of publications produced. Egypt has contributed at … Continue reading

5 Reasons to Teach Children the Importance of Recycling

When you give children everything they want and need, it doesn’t take long for them to think resources are limitless. That the fuel for your car will always be available to take them to sports practice, and that even all those plastic containers they use don’t end up in the rubbish collection then the environment. Without education on finite resources and a suffering planet, children won’t make an effort to be more conscientious with how they live their life on this earth. As early as possible, it’s critical to start teaching children about the importance of recycling and living an … Continue reading

معلومات مضللة عن تغير المناخ

منذ أجيال وصناعات النفط والفحم وكبار عملائهم يدبّرون حملةً معقدةً ذات نجاحٍ هائل، كلّفت ملايين الدولارات،هدفها إقناع العامة أن تغيّر المناخ ليس خطراً حقيقيّ. الدافع وراء حملة المعلومات الخاطئة عن تغيّر المناخ هو حماية أرباح تلك الشركات عبر سحق أي تصرف يؤدي إلى خفض انبعاثات ثاني أكسيد الكربون وغيرها من الغازات المضرة للبيئة التي تنتج في عملية حرق الوقود الاحفوري. السياسات مثل ضريبة الكربون وحد الكربون مصمّمين من أجل حد إطلاق غاز ثاني أكسيد الكربون عبر تقليل طلب الوقود الاحفوري. لكن شركات القود الاحفوري يعلمون أن نقص إستهلاك الوقود سوف يُقَلِّص من أرباحهِم، ويدمر قيمة احتياطاتهم من النفط والفحم والغاز الطبيعي، … Continue reading

Environmental Psychology: Key to Understanding Human-Nature Relationship

Environmental psychology is a relatively new branch of psychology which explores how the environment impacts human behaviour and vice-versa. It is an inter-disciplinary field which encompasses all kinds of environment including natural environments, built environments, learning environments, informational environments and social settings. The key objective of environmental psychology is to improve the relationship between mankind and the environment using theory, research and practice. It also endeavours to find ways to improve our relationship with the surrounding world. The popular areas in environmental psychology includes: Perception and evaluation of built environment Environmental consequences of human actions Evaluation of building and natural … Continue reading

Learn on the Go: 5 Educational Podcasts You Can’t Miss

In the fast-paced world we live in, finding time for learning can be a challenge. However, thanks to the rise of educational podcasts, learning on the go has never been more accessible and enjoyable. Today, the podcast world is teeming with exciting and insightful content that can turn your commute, workout, or even household chores into valuable learning experiences. This article will look into the five educational podcasts you simply can’t afford to miss this year. 1. TechTalk Today In a world that’s all about constant tech upgrades and innovations, being up-to-date is more crucial than ever. That’s where TechTalk … Continue reading

التعليم البيئي: مفتاح لمستقبل أفضل

يعد امتلاك الأدوات المناسبة لمواجهة التحديات المستقبلية واجباً و تحدياً لقادة الغد، كما يعد تهيئة أطفالنا على أن يكونوا مستعدين على نحوٍ كاف للمستقبل الذي سيرثونه أمراَ مماثلاً بالأهمية. تزامناً مع تفاقم الإحساس بالتغيرات المناخية في جميع أنحاء العالم بما في ذلك الآثار الكارثية المترتبة على ذلك و التي لم تكن واضحة علمياً من قبل، فإن التعليم البيئي يعد المفتاح لمستقبل أفضل. في عصر نشهد فيه يومياً ازدياداً كبيراً لأعداد الأطفال غير المرتبطين بالطبيعة المحيطة بهم، علينا أن ندرك أهمية الاستثمار الحقيقي في التعليم البيئي والتعلم المعتمد على الأنشطة الخارجية قريباً من الطبيعة. أظهرت الدراسات أن التعليم البيئي يساعد على … Continue reading

Earth Day 2017: Environmental and Climate Literacy

The campaign theme for Earth Day 2017 is Environmental & Climate Literacy, and conservationists, researchers and educators will be using this Earth Day to increase awareness about climate change and environmental issues. Earth Day has now grown into a global environmental tradition making it the largest civic observance in the world and is widely celebrated event in which over one billion people from over 190 countries will participate by taking suitable actions for saving our mother Earth. Significance of Climate Literacy “Education is the foundation for progress,” Earth Day Network said on their website. “We need to build a global citizenry … Continue reading

Tips for Balancing Study in College and Other Areas of Life

While attending college can be exciting, it can also be difficult especially when it begins to take almost all your time and leave you with less time for yourself, family, friends, and activities you love to do. It can be challenging to balance academics with other areas of your life, such as work, social obligations, family responsibilities, and personal hobbies. But with the right attitude, knowing and applying the right techniques, it’s possible to keep a healthy balance and succeed in all areas of life in college. We’ll look at some strategies for this balance in college in this article, … Continue reading

8 Majors If You Want to Help The Public

A growing number of people are choosing the direct paths of human services careers to make a difference in society. If you have a desire to contribute to society, then there are vast choices of majors and infinite possibilities that you can choose for your altruistic journey. Finding a career that allows you to be beneficial for the well-being of society is a noble pursuit to begin your journey with, but it can be equally challenging to select the degree, especially with the wide choices and resources each major offers. A public services job, such as teaching, nursing, or social … Continue reading

Top Tips For Balancing Your Social and Academic Life

Balancing school and friendships may seem easy on the surface. However, it gets challenging as school becomes more demanding and our friends’ needs evolve. It is normal to feel like you give more time to one than the other. But the best balance can be obtained by planning your time. Sometimes we find ourselves giving away our social or academic away due to poor timing and planning. Your social and academic lives are equally important, and thus, you should find a way to allocate an equal amount of time for all of them. Being distracted by friends can affect your … Continue reading