A teenager sits in a park with a mask on and holding an iPad

Let the Data Speak for Itself

This post was written by educator Lauren Niemann. I teach in Louisville, KY, which has one of the fastest growing urban heat island effects in the country, and this environmental impact does not impact our residents equally. Due to the inequities around us, I believe it is important to give students the opportunity to evaluate data and personal accounts from residents and uncover patterns of … Continue reading Let the Data Speak for Itself

Map showing ozone level at National Mall

EPA Shares the Dirt on Pollution

Have you ever wondered what kinds of pollutants are hiding in the air around your home or community? Or whether you live near a toxic waste site? Well, now you can find out by using the Environmental Protection Agency’s EJSCREEN tool. The EPA has shared this mapping tool with the public, allowing anyone to learn about the environmental conditions in their community. EJSCREEN uses environmental … Continue reading EPA Shares the Dirt on Pollution