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Environmental Science

Why This Is a Dark Time For the Field of Climate Science

Elaine McKewon | Posted 06.18.2014 | Green
Elaine McKewon

Hate mail, harassment campaigns, accusations of scientific fraud and threats of lawsuits have become the new normal for climate scientists and researchers who study climate change denial. These problematic conditions have a chilling effect on scientific research.

Using Food to Teach About the Environment -- and Vice Versa

Kristen Nilsson Farley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Kristen Nilsson Farley

How can we engage young adults in a deeper understanding about the food system and their role in it if we never give them the opportunity to think about it?

How to Tackle the Most Critical Environmental Issues of 2013

Lisa J. Graumlich | Posted 05.21.2013 | College
Lisa J. Graumlich

Joining together in cutting-edge research or real-world projects is the only way we can effectively and efficiently tackle the critical challenges facing our planet in the 21st century.

Gardens Blooming At Schools Teach Nutrition, Science

AP | JAMIE STENGLE | Posted 08.21.2012 | Education

DALLAS -- Gathered in the large garden behind an elementary school here, a group of kindergartners watched as their teacher snipped some basil, let th...

Scientist Who Challenged Environmental Regulation in California Sues UCLA

Adam Kissel | Posted 08.14.2012 | College
Adam Kissel

If there is anywhere we need honest scientists who aren't on a mission to exclude whistleblowers, skeptics, and people with minority opinions, it is the American university.

Why All High School Students Should Take Environmental Science

Alexis Jane Torre | Posted 05.15.2012 | Teen
Alexis Jane Torre

Taking an environmental science class allows students to gain knowledge that will not only help them get science credit to graduate, but also to understand what's happening in the world around them.

Blinding Ourselves With Scientism

Robert J. Cabin | Posted 09.12.2011 | Religion
Robert J. Cabin

Many scientists and nonscientists appear to have this faith and believe in the universal supremacy of the scientific method with a fervor that resembles religious fundamentalism.

Could the School Science Fair Offer a Model to Repair our Democracy?

Shirley Sagawa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Shirley Sagawa

How do we make service-learning a universal experience? And here is where I've come out: use the school science fair as a model.

Raising Tomorrow's Environmental Guardians

Clay Burns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Clay Burns

An essential component to preventing environmental disasters is to educate our children. Yet environmental science is not a standard class offering in a majority of high schools today.

The Politics of Science

John Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Zogby

Our recent poll found that 96% of progressives consider environmental science to be legitimate, but just 59% of those who self-identify as "very conservative" believe that it is a real science.