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To Ban or Not to Ban: The Politics of Plastic Bag Laws

The theme of Earth Day 2018 is ending plastic pollution. By now most of us are aware of the detrimental… Read more »

The Plight of Earth’s Predators

Every winter when I was a kid, my family would visit my grandparents in the quiet town of Hillsdale, NY.… Read more »

A Woman’s Place Is In the (Fourth Industrial) Revolution

We usually talk about the Industrial Revolution as a single event that transformed human lives and history. Starting in the… Read more »

4 Environmentalist Presidents to Honor this President’s Day

Environmental protections are not policy priorities in the current White House, but this has not always been the case. Our… Read more »

A Step-by-Step Guide to Making a Choropleth Map in Google Spreadsheets

A choropleth map displays numerical data using a color gradient. This kind of map can quickly display how a particular… Read more »

When Bigger Isn’t Better: Expanding Access to Electricity with Microgrids

Our modern society is a thoroughly electric one. Maybe you’re using lights and appliances in the home, communicating instantly with… Read more »

Pop Quiz: Philippines

The Philippines is a mountainous country with low lying coastal regions. It was named in honor of King Phillip II… Read more »

Step-by-Step Guide for High School Instructional Reading Strategies

The guiding concept of Reading and Writing in the Content Area, a course for future teachers at Old Dominion University, is that… Read more »

What Native American Approaches to Science Education Can Teach Us

In February of this year, the Lakota people of South Dakota filed court papers against the construction of the Keystone… Read more »

Experiential Gifts Are a Win for Your Loved Ones and the Planet

Here’s to more love and less waste… More fun and less stuff… More joy and less stress this holiday season!… Read more »