ENVIRONMENT The biggest oil tanker spill in more than 25 years has released huge amounts of an unusual type of petroleum to the Western Pacific. (Nature) Learn more about oil spills and their impact on the environment with our collection of activities, maps, and other resources. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas On January 6, … Continue reading Why is the Oil Spill in the East China Sea Frustrating Scientists?
ENVIRONMENT It wasn’t much of a bouquet—just a single lonely dandelion. But it had been plucked from the middle of a barren stretch of polluted oil sands. Researchers knew right away that made it something special. (Canadian Press) What are oil sands? What’s going on with oil sands in Canada? Get the scoop on this Geography in the News. Discussion Ideas The Globe and Mail … Continue reading Dandelions Roar to the Rescue of Polluted Oil Sands