environmental science

A trillion-ton iceberg the size of Delaware broke off the Antarctic Peninsula

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An enormous iceberg more than 2000 sq. miles in diameter recently detached from the Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica and floated into the Weddell Sea, located south of the tip of South America. Continue reading

Lesson Plan: How inventions using water power can create renewable energy

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Picture your nearest river or lake. How do people use it? Are you happy with the way it is treated and its relationship to your community? In some areas, sources of water are being used as enormous batteries to help supply power to thousands of homes, schools and businesses. This PBS NewsHour lesson will explore how to look at the movement of water in new ways. Continue reading

New carbon capture technology may change the future of energy

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About 30 percent of our electricity in the United States is produced through coal, but coal-fired power plants produce a large proportion of the greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change. As a result, the W.A. Parish power plant in Texas is developing technology called “carbon capture.” Continue reading

White House withdraws from Paris climate agreement amid controversy

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President Trump announced on June 1 that the United States will begin the four-year process of withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accords, a greenhouse gas mitigation agreement among 196 countries. Continue reading

Lesson plan: Using gaming and technology to find solutions in agriculture

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How does the food you eat make it to your kitchen table? How has technology made that process easier? In this lesson, PBS NewsHour takes…read more

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