This week, we learned …
… the concentration of atmospheric carbon has risen to its highest level in 800,000 years.
How does atmospheric carbon inform climate change? Use our activity to find out.
… the Chesapeake Bay, once the poster child for environmental degradation, is now the poster child for successful, large-scale restoration.
Chart progress with downloadable resources from our Chesapeake Bay map gallery.
… how to trace the legacy of ALS through the deep roots of the Cumberland Gap. Read of the week!
Use our short introduction to get a glimpse of why the Cumberland Gap was the original “gateway to the West.”
… spicy peppers may help save imperiled prairies.
… insects speak in different dialects.
What other species can learn each others’ dialects?
… a court decision has strengthened Native American rights to aquifers in the wild west.
… Vikings cornered the market on Greenlandic ivory in the early Middle Ages.
How did the Vikings get to Greenland?
… a tiny Caribbean island is planning on banning single-use plastic.
Take the plastic pledge, and print your own map of Dominica here—leave a lot of areas to color green.
… rich nations benefit from global fishing much more than poor ones.
Use our activity to help students better understand global fisheries.
… the strange story and fraught future of the most famous toxic body of water in the U.S.
Take a look at the environmental impact of mines around the world with our satellite image gallery.