Tech Giants Unite, to Fight Wildlife Crime Online

BUSINESS Tech companies launched a coalition aiming to reduce the illegal online trade in ivory and other wildlife products by 80% by 2020. (National Geographic) What else will it take to stop wildlife trafficking? Find out from Nat Geo Explorer Juliana Machado Ferreira. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas A new program unites international technology … Continue reading Tech Giants Unite, to Fight Wildlife Crime Online

What’s Up with KitKat in Japan?

WORLD Japan is a KitKat-lover’s paradise, with so many unique varieties—an estimated 300—that some travelers visit Japan just to try them. (Los Angeles Times) How is KitKat a case study in globalization? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas The great L.A. Times article describes the globalization of the KitKat candy bar. What are KitKats? KitKat, … Continue reading What’s Up with KitKat in Japan?

Six Reasons Why Climate Progress Will Continue

ENVIRONMENT Regardless of possible U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement, falling prices for renewables and a growing sustainability movement have changed the global picture. (Nat Geo News) Use our great collection of resources to help students “act on climate.” Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas President Trump will likely withdraw the U.S. from the … Continue reading Six Reasons Why Climate Progress Will Continue

Diamonds Are in the Pink

WORLD A pink diamond just became the most expensive gemstone ever sold at an auction, fetching a record sale price of $71.2 million in Hong Kong. (Washington Post) Diamonds are a geologist’s best friend! Use our resources to find out why. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas The “Pink Star” diamond is the most valuable … Continue reading Diamonds Are in the Pink