The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Humane Education website at http://humaneeducation.org/blog/2016/09/28/wednesday-9-28-16-humane-related-news/
Here’s some news to know for this week:
- According to a NY Times story, the latest census report shows that for the first time in years, poverty rates have declined among every group.
- This important essay from Teaching Tolerance emphasizes the necessity of talking with students about race and racism and offers a few tips for getting started.
- A post on Moyers and Company offers several suggestions for how Americans (and the next president) can “get this country on a renewable energy track.”
- According to Christian Science Monitor, a new study published in Current Biology reveals that wilderness has experienced “catastrophic declines over the last two decades, with one-tenth of global wilderness lost since the 1990s.” Scientists say we still have time to turn things around – if we hurry.
- A Greater Good article highlights studies showing how our “desire to conserve is intimately tied to our connection to nature” and provides suggestions for helping boost that connection with children.
- The Dodo takes on the question of whether online petitions are really useful in helping animals.