September, 2020

plastic bag with groceries

Campus Quiz: Plastic Pollution

In the past 30 years, the entire world has shifted to single-use plastics for eating, drinking, and packaging merchandise that go straight into the waste stream, on to landfills, and …

birds eye view of a wildfire in Yellowstone National Park

Wildfires and Wildlife on the Move

In the Pacific Northwest, just a whiff of the outdoor air is an assault to your senses—and your health. Wildfires continue to blaze in dozens of spots up and down …

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Campus Race to Zero Race 2020 Case Studies

Each year the Campus Race to Zero Waste (formerly RecycleMania) program calls for best practice case studies from campuses across the U.S. and Canada to showcase programs and strategies in …

waterfowl outside of city, students working on climate education projects.

NYC Students Learn How to Build a Climate Resilient Future

This year—2020—will rank among the hottest in recorded history. Floods, droughts, violent hurricanes and apocalyptic wildfires are ravaging communities and disproportionately threatening already vulnerable human and wildlife populations. Coastal areas …

Surrounded by the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, fruit orchards blanket the landscape of central Washington.

Lessons from a Leaf: The Wild World of Orchard Insects

In Search of Bipartisan Cooperation on Climate

plastic cup on the sand

QUIZ: Ocean Plastic Pollution

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Environmental Education Goes Virtual: Creating Meaningful Learning Opportunities at Home

As schools, teachers, students, and families prepare for a new year of learning, COVID-19 has re-defined where and how students learn and the definition of who is teaching them. The …

Satellite image of Hurricane Laura at 2:50 a.m. CDT on August 27, 2020.

7 Ways Congress Could Help Safeguard Communities and Wildlife From Hurricanes

This year is already bringing an unusually active hurricane season, with more than a dozen named storms, including five hurricanes, halfway through the season. NOAA is predicting we may see …

Can Cities Capture Too Much Water?

Returning items to circulation has more than one meaning at the Central Library in Austin, Texas. In addition to holding thousands of books (and seeds!), this much-celebrated community project captures …

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