The new Framework for K-12 Science Standards recently introduced by Dr. Helen Quinn, theoretical physicist at Stanford University and Chair woman for the National Research Council, was not only highly … Read more
New Framework to Guide K-12 Science Education Calls for Shift in the Way Science is Taught in U.S.
Coming Soon to Minnesota Mining Industry: Former BP CEO Tony Hayward?
Former BP CEO Tony Hayward reportedly has been hired, and I am not making this up, as the head of environment and safety at Glencore, a multinational mining and commodities trading company. And his next stop could be in Minnesota. Read more
Victory for Endangered Species
Today’s bipartisan vote in the House of Representatives to restore protections for endangered species was a nice surprise. Read more
Simple Tips for Helping Wildlife During Heat Waves and Drought
Many wild creatures can live for extended periods of time without food but… they need water much more regularly. Having convenient supplies of clean water can make a huge difference to … Read more
North Carolina Farmers Add Wind to Crop, Harvest Economic Boom
Sprouting up among the wheat fields of northeastern North Carolina is a new cash crop: Wind-harvesting turbines. Read more
Climate Capsule: Turn Down the Heat
This week’s stories: Highlight of the Week: Wrong Pipeline, Wrong Oil Quote: Congressman Steny H. Hoyer Economic Story of the Week: Energy-Saving LEDs , Unstoppable Editorial of the Week: Sizzle … Read more
If You Don’t Eat Your Veggies Stink Bugs Will
Unlike scores of children around the globe, brown marmorated stink bugs don’t mind eating their veggies or yours. The invasive species is rather fond of broccoli and asparagus, some … Read more
Constituents or Lobbyists: Who Do House Leaders Represent?
The U.S. House of Representatives today takes up a bill that would halt endangered species listings, block Clean Water Act protections, and gut the Clean Air Act. Why would any … Read more
A Student-Led Recycling Initiative
Recently I had the opportunity to meet Paige Dedrick, a student at Nichols School in Buffalo, New York. She introduced me to the Plasti-Gone Initiative, a student led project she founded with several of … Read more
Inspiring New Strategies to “Get the Fun Outside”: Perspectives on the First-Ever Southeast Regional Outdoor Nation Summit
This is a guest post from Dejia Freeman, a graduate of the National Wildlife Federation’s Atlanta Earth Tomorrow Program and current program assistant for Earth Tomorrow. Until a couple of … Read more