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Using field trips, editorial cartoons and even parental objections, four innovative teachers are bringing global warming out of the science classroom. The Daily Climate has the second story in my two-part series.
Like evolution, climate science has opened rifts in classrooms across the United States. Educators are lifting climate out of its narrow unit in middle school science – an effort, they hope, that will improve science literacy overall. Read the first … Continue reading
BY LISA PALMER When PETER GLEICK is invited to give a speech, chances are good he’ll receive a cup of tap water to quench his thirst. “The people who put bottled water on the podium are increasingly embarrassed, and that’s good,” … Continue reading
Funding for climate change research is looking healthy despite austerity measures and conservatives clamouring for cuts. My latest story appears in Nature Climate Change.
Oil might hog the headlines, but many experts believe water is the commodity that’s particularly bad for consumer goods groups. When brewing giant SABMiller tentatively released its “blue sky” plans in 2010 for a floating brewery that could be towed … Continue reading
Almost two years ago, I reported on President Obama’s jobs plan, which he outlined in a speech at the Brookings Institution. Time has passed, and yet my report on how to get more Americans back to work couldn’t be more … Continue reading
More Concerted Action on Public Health Coming from Medical Community Interests: The public health/climate change connections recognized by the medical establishment might help in informing the public at large. Policy experts say a growing awareness of the public health/climate linkage … Continue reading
This Week In Earth reports that Texas and 14 other states sued the U.S. government to protest the EPA’s finding that greenhouse gases threaten public health and welfare. Meanwhile, a California judge suspended the cap-and-trade portion of the state’s Global … Continue reading
Colorado-based photographer-adventurer James Balog, of the Extreme Ice Survey, is working on a new series of time-lapse images of the ice and glaciers on Mount Everest. In my recent story for Slate, I obtained exclusive use of some of the … Continue reading