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School Grounds
Thursday, 25 February 2016
School Grounds While the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) allows over 200 pesticides to be used for lawn care, they are still intentionally toxic substances in that their main purpose is killing pests. Of the 48 most commonly used pesticides in schools, 81% are irritants, 69% are neurotoxins...

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The Wild Trees
Tuesday, 09 September 2014
The Wild Trees How about a book review to kick off the Fall season?! I did not know that the art of tree climbing existed before reading Richard Preston’s The Wild Trees, and what an intriguing and mysterious art it is! In this nonfiction narration, Preston delves into the history of tree climbing in the redwood trees of Northern California...

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Citizen Science
Thursday, 04 September 2014
Citizen Science Citizen science is a growing reality in today’s fast paced world. Museums and research institutions are chronically underfunded at the same time that the need for knowledge and solutions grow, especially in terms of the abundance of environmental issues that we are currently...

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Environmental Science
Thursday, 31 January 2013
Environmental Science Americans are often accused of being uninformed about scientific issues. Indeed, a full 70% of American adults currently qualify as scientifically illiterate—meaning they cannot comprehend what they might read in the New York Times Science Section. This is a terrifying statistic when you consider that over the last few decades the number of public policy...

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Green Colleges
Thursday, 10 January 2013
Green Colleges Many people say the future of our nation, and even the world, lies in the hands of the new generation – the students. These are our future doctors, lawyers, scholars, and leaders. Growth of this next generation is not only fostered by self-determination and hard work, but also by the environment and community in which students live and interact. In order to have...

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Climate Change in School
Tuesday, 28 August 2012
Climate Change in School Like evolution in the 1920s, climate change science in schools has become a contentious issue. However, unlike evolution, there is no U.S. Supreme Court ruling requiring that teaching efforts related to climate change be accurate. Without this directive, the battle about what to teach...

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Green Education
Tuesday, 17 July 2012
Green Education We need to raise good stewards of the environment to care for issues like resource depletion, environmental pollution, land degradation, and accelerating species extinctions. Conservation efforts will benefit if we can better educate children on their connection to and dependency...

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