A Semi-Annual Publication of Manomet

Winter 2014

Winter 2014

Can Agriculture of Today Feed the World of Tomorrow?

By: Bridget Alexander

Do small scale dairies in New England and up-state New York have an answer?

The world population is expected to reach nine billion by 2050. The current population is over seven billion right now. That is a 35% increase in population. However, the expected demand on agriculture will require a doubling of food production.

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Winter 2014

Litmus Test: How we're changing the chemistry of our oceans

By: John Hagan and Liza LePage

Look at the ocean today. It probably looks the same as it did when you were a kid, but as the old adage warns, looks can be deceiving. You start to get some clues from our shorelines, with evidence of erosion from higher tides. However, it is beneath the surface, within the shells of shellfish, that a different story is unfolding: ocean acidification.

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Winter 2014

Climate Lab: Connecting Science and Students to their Communities

By: cheryl botieri

This August, the National Science Foundation awarded Manomet and TERC a $450,000 Discovery Research K-12 Grant to design and implement the Climate Lab research project on a larger scale. The grant will allow the project to reach more educators—bringing hands-on scientific learning opportunities and climate change knowledge to classrooms throughout the country.

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About Partnerships Magazine

Manomet’s semi-annual magazine examines ground breaking solutions to complex environmental challenges and the people and partnerships behind them. By highlighting these initiatives, we hope to inspire more people to come together to live and work in ways that will enable life to thrive and prosper tomorrow.