WORLD Climate change is so quickly melting the far north that nine nations and the European Union just agreed to prohibit commercial fishing in the high seas of the Arctic for at least 16 years. (National Geographic) Familiarize your students with the Arctic using our activity and reference resources. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas … Continue reading New Agreement Prohibits Fishing in the Arctic
ENVIRONMENT More than 170 countries have agreed to limit emissions of key pollutants found in air conditioners, a significant step in the effort to keep climate change from reaching catastrophic levels. (Time) How do greenhouse gases cause atmospheric warming? Use our activity to find out. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas More than 170 nations … Continue reading What Makes the Kigali Agreement so ‘Monumental’ for Climate Change?
POLITICS The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a controversial proposed free trade agreement. What makes it such a big deal? (Toronto Star) Use our resources to play the “Trading Game.” Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources, including today’s MapMaker Interactive map of countries negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership, in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas President Obama is hoping to get trade promotion authority (often … Continue reading Trans-Pacific Partnership: What You Need to Know
WORLD World powers led by the United States have announced a framework to deal with Iran limiting its nuclear program. So what did they finally agree to? Here are six key points. (CNN) Use our resources to understand the process, potential, and problems of nuclear energy generation. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources, including a link to today’s MapMaker Interactive map, … Continue reading Key Points in the Iran Nuclear Deal
POLITICS A surprise U.S.-China climate deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions sets ambitious targets that will likely prove difficult to accomplish, especially given the looming Republican takeover of the U.S. Congress. (National Geographic News) Use our resources to better understand climate change. Teachers, scroll all the way down for a short list of key resources in our “Teachers Toolkit.” Discussion Ideas The surprise climate change … Continue reading 3 Obstacles for Surprise U.S.-China Climate Deal