The COVID-19 has resulted that schools shut all across the world. Globally it is estimated that over 1.2 billion children are out of the classroom. As a result, it creates the highest ever rise of e-learning, whereby teaching is undertaken remotely and on digital platforms. The first correspondence courses began in the 1800s using parcel post to reach students who couldn’t be on a university campus. In the early 1900s, communication technologies improved, and distance education took to the radio waves. Then we can see experiments with television for educational purposes from the 1930s until the 1950s. More modern online learning is known in 1982 when the Western Behavioral Sciences Institute in La Jolla, California, opened its School of Management and Strategic Studies. The School employed computer conferencing to deliver a distance education program to business executives. Online education rise like never before with the Internet. As an example, in 2000, only 8% of students were enrolled in an online course, but by 2008 enrollment had increased to 20%. The expansion of online education has not slowed, as we can see; in 2013, nearly 30% of all postsecondary students were enrolled in some kind of distance education course. These areRead More...
We are proud to announce that the new African I Love The Planet office is registered in Nigeria on 23 September 2020. We are focused on the most efficient way to be a global nonprofit organization. Adding an African presence to our existing offices in the USA and EU is one step more in that direction. You can read more here.
Today is Earth Day! Over one billion people in 192 countries are participating from London to Sao Paolo, Seoul to Babylon City, New Delhi to New York, Rome to Cairo; people everywhere are taking action in their communities and helping depict The Face of Climate Change. 50 Unbelievable Facts About Earth Infographic on the Earth Day 2013:
Australia’s temperatures has become so intense that the temperatures are rising off the charts – literally. The Bureau of Meteorology’s interactive weather forecasting chart has added new colors – deep purple and pink – to extend its previous temperature range that had been capped at 50 degrees! The range now extends to 54 degrees – well above the all-time record temperature of 50.7 degrees reached on January 2, 1960 at Oodnadatta Airport in South Australia – and, “perhaps worrying”, the forecast outlook is starting to deploy the new colors.
Global temperatures have warmed significantly since 1880, the beginning of what scientists call the “modern record”. At this time, the coverage provided by weather stations allowed for essentially global temperature data. As greenhouse gas emissions from energy production, industry and vehicles have increased, temperatures have climbed, most notably since the late 1970s. In this animation of temperature data from 1880-2011, reds indicate temperatures higher than the average during a baseline period of 1951-1980, while blues indicate lower temperatures than the baseline average.
The main protected areas of Croatia are national parks, nature parks and strict reserves. There are 444 protected areas of Croatia, encompassing 9% of the country. Those include 8 national parks in Croatia, 2 strict reserves and 10 nature parks. The most famous protected area and the oldest national park in Croatia is the Plitvice Lakes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Velebit Nature Park is a part of the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Program. The strict and special reserves, as well as the national and nature parks, are managed and protected by the central government, while other protected areas are managed by counties. In 2005, the National Ecological Network was set up, as the first step in preparation of the EU accession and joining of the Natura 2000 network.
Risnjak (Croatian National Park since September 15, 1953) Brijuni (Croatian National Park since October 27, 1983) Plitvice Lakes (Croatian National Park since April 8, 1949) Sjeverni Velebit (Croatian National Park since June 2, 1999) Paklenica (Croatian National Park since October 19, 1949) Krka (Croatian National Park since January 24, 1985) Kornati (Croatian National Park since July 24, 1980) Mljet (Croatian National Park since November 12, 1960) National Park Risnjak – Risnjak (1528 m) is the second highest mountain in Gorski kotar. In 1953, it became the national park of the Republic of Croatia. Reasons for that are different, but can be summed up to the following: On the relatively small area, there is a great variety of the first class geographical, geological, and other natural phenomena, easily accessible for visitors. The natural beauties are almost untouched by man.National Park Risnjak is situated in the Mount Risnjak massif and its 1528 meter peak being the basis of the park. To enjoy the beauties of Risnjak, you need to have a special sense for the thrills of natural phenomena. National Park Brijuni – Brijuni consists of 14 islands and islets having a total surface area of 36.3 km². Thanks to itsRead More...