Take a poll, debate the issue: Environmental policy

Lesson Plan

Where do students stand on environmental policy? In this lesson plan, have students take a poll before and after they debate the issue to see if their views change. Continue reading


Colorado explores new, stinky source of alternative energy


In Colorado, a growing industry relies on human and animal waste as a new source of renewable energy. Continue reading


Out of control crayfish threaten nation’s deepest lake


Warmer temperatures in the United States’ deepest lake may explain the growth of a crayfish population that now threatens the lake’s long-time resident, the Mazama newt, and other wildlife. Continue reading


Paris Agreement is “first step” in addressing threat of climate change

Student Voice

Before I took a class on human impact on the environment, I would not have considered myself an environmentalist. Sure, our use of the environment was destroying the earth, but we wouldn’t see the consequences anytime soon, at least not here. Right? Continue reading

People wearing protective masks ride bicycles in the morning on an extremely polluted day in Beijing, China December 8, 2015. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon - RTX1XN9E

Environmental watchdog group monitors pollution in China


In China, decades of rapid industrial growth have resulted in largely unrestricted environmental pollution affecting millions of people. Continue reading

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