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SIRS Spotlights en Diciembre

En el mes de Diciembre se celebraron diversas festividades como a continuación se describe.


SIRS RESEARCHER

Especies en peligro

Las especies en peligro son aquellas plantas o animals que pueden extinguirse debido a causas naturales del ambiente o por modificaciones hechas por el hombre en su hábitat natural. Algunos factores que contribuyen a disminuir el número de especies incluye el calentamiento cloral, la pérdida del hábitat, las enfermedades, la contaminación, la caza ilegal y la generación de nuevos depredadores.

Mucha gente relaciona rápidamente el peligro de mamíferos grandes o aves y algunos de los principales temas de ecología son las amenazas a la estabilidad de ecosistemas completos si las especies principales se desvanecen en cualquier nivel de la cadena alimenticia. Ya que cualquier especie en peligro de extinción se convierte en una amenaza al balance natural de la vida en la Tierra.

En SIRS Researcher encontrarás artículos que tratan sobre este tema y sobre el Acta Legal que en Estados Unidos se ha liberado para proteger este punto de la ecología. Algunos artículos son:

Endangered List Is 'Where Species Go to Die,' Critics Say

Updating Endangered Species Act Can Save Many More Species

Endangered, but on Road to Recovery

Reform Will Help Save Nation's Endangered Wildlife

Mixing Species May Be Only Way to Save World's Rarest


Encontrarás más artículos en SIRS Researcher Spotlight of the Month.



SIRS Renaissance

Observaciones invernales y celebraciones

En este mes podrás encontrar información sobre las diversas costumbres culturales, religiosas, artísticas y místicas asociadas al invierno.

Porque la temporada es la más fría y oscura del Hemisferio Norte, fuego y luz son símbolos prominentes en estas celebraciones. Desde las velas Judías hasta las luces de los árboles navideños; desde la quema del tronco Yule a la luz del kinara, las celebraciones como Hannukkah, Navidad, Yule y Kwanzaa incorporan luz a estas fiestas. Algunas partes del mundo utilizan las calles para celebrar: los chinos marcan la temporada invernal con el Año Lunar nuevo, el cual incluye ferias de templo, reuniones familiares y divertidas celebraciones en público mientras que las tradiciones mexicanas representan la búsqueda de Maria y José por un lugar en Belén con una procesión en las calles.

Más de esto lo encontrarás en SIRS Renaissance:

Chanukah American Style

In Schools and Cities, Battles over 'Christ' in Christmas

Behind the First Noel

Lunar New Year Unites Hundreds of Millions Across Asia in Festivities

Kwanzaa Celebrates the Roots of Africa

Busca más para leer en SIRS Renaissance Spotlight of the Month



SKS WebSelect

Mes de los Derechos Humanos Universales

El 10 de Diciembre de 1948, la Asamblea General de las Naciones Unidas, adoptó la Declaración Universal de los Derechos Humanos para reconocer los derechos y la dignidad de toda la gente en todas las naciones. Conoces algunos países que violan los derechos humanos? Piensas que los abusos de los derechos humanos han disminuido o incrementado en 58 años desde que se adoptó la declaración?

Aprende más sobre el tema y examina los esfuerzos de quienes trabajan para mejorar los derechos humanos y que buscan un cambio positive en la humanidad:

Sitios recomendados:

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices.
U.S. Department of State
Summary:  The report entitled "Country Reports on Human Rights Practices" is submitted to the Congress by the Department of State each year. It explores the status of internationally recognized human rights in most of the countries of the world. This site features the reports, dating back to 1993.

Descriptors: Capital punishment, Death row, Electrocution, Punishment in crime deterrence, Death row inmates, Discrimination in capital punishment, Older people, Older people, Abuse of, Older people, Care, Older people, Statistics, Senior citizens, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Administration on Aging, AIDS (Disease), AIDS (Disease), Developing countries, AIDS (Disease), Patients, AIDS (Disease), Prevention, AIDS (Disease), Research, AIDS (Disease), Statistics, HIV (Viruses).

I Have a Right To...
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Summary: "'I have a right to...' is a global education project, developed by the BBC World Service Trust. The continuing violation of human rights around the world means there is an increasing need for individuals to know their own rights and understand issues that affect them directly." (BBC) This extensive site offers case studies illustrating each of the articles of Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Descriptors: Capital punishment, Death row, Electrocution, Punishment in crime deterrence, Death row inmates, Discrimination in capital punishment, Older people, Older people, Abuse of, Older people, Care, Older people, Statistics, Senior citizens, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Administration on Aging, AIDS (Disease), AIDS (Disease), Developing countries, AIDS (Disease), Patients, AIDS (Disease), Prevention, AIDS (Disease), Research, AIDS (Disease), Statistics, HIV (Viruses).

Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR-UNOG)
Summary: “The mission of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights is to ensure the universal enjoyment of all human rights by giving practical effect to the will and resolve of the world community as expressed by the United Nations." (OHCHR-UNOG)This on-line site features the latest highlights, updates, conferences and meetings on Human Rights, including press releases, documents, publications and more. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is available in 300 languages. Extensive databases are also featured.

Descriptors: Capital punishment, Death row, Electrocution, Punishment in crime deterrence, Death row inmates, Discrimination in capital punishment, Older people, Older people, Abuse of, Older people, Care, Older people, Statistics, Senior citizens, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Administration on Aging, AIDS (Disease), AIDS (Disease), Developing countries, AIDS (Disease), Patients, AIDS (Disease), Prevention, AIDS (Disease), Research, AIDS (Disease), Statistics, HIV (Viruses).


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Celebraciones usuales en Diciembre

How We Celebrate Hanukkah
"Many Jewish holidays commemorate events invested with historical and religious meaning. Hanukkah means 'dedication' and it commemorates the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem after its desecration by foreign forces. The celebration also reaffirms the continuing struggle to live by God's commandments and to lead Jewish lives." (JOI) On this site, read about the blessings, traditions, history, and activities of Hanukkah. Also play an online version of Spin the Dreidel. Source: Jewish Outreach Institute (JOI)


The Legends of Christmas
"Many [Christmas] customs--caroling, Santa, stockings, and gingerbread--originated in Europe. Americans have embraced these customs and added their own special traditions to them as they have been passed down through the generations." (HERBERT HOOVER MUSEUM) This site discusses the signs, symbols, and origins of the Christmas celebration, from birds and fairies to Santa and snowmen.Source: Herbert Hoover Museum


The Official Kwanzaa Web Site

Dr. Maulana Karenga, creator of Kwanzaa, states "it is imperative that an authoritative source and site be made available to give an accurate and expansive account of Kwanzaa's origins, concepts, values, symbols and practice." This site does that by exploring Kwanzaa's roots, branches, principles, and symbols. Source: GlobalDrum.Net Services



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