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Multidisciplinary projects and informal science learning create a climate conversation

Multidisciplinary projects and informal science learning create a climate conversation

This artistic work by Brandon Ballengée is titled “Collapse.” The mixed-media installation includes 26,162 preserved specimens and depicts relationships within the Gulf of Mexico food chain. Photo by Varvara Mikushkina By Ava Borskey BATON ROUGE, LA — The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a new report with a dire outlook: Climate changes, like warming and sea level rise, are projected to increase in every region in the coming decades. Climate change is on the agenda in political circles and governments worldwide. It’s written in the news headlines. And the subject is making its way into community circles through som...
Climate change is widely taught in American public schools—but students are receiving mixed messages

Climate change is widely taught in American public schools—but students are receiving mixed messages

Only 27 U.S. states received a B+ or better on how they teach climate change, according to a report from the National Center for Science Education and the Texas Freedom Network Education Fund. Photo by Katerina Holmes on Pexels.com By Josh Archote Roughly 75% of public school science teachers in the U.S. teach climate change and almost all public school students likely receive at least some education about recent global warming, according to a 2016 paper from the National Center for Science Education. But students are receiving mixed messages from teachers about the causes of global ...

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3 Easy Steps to a “Clean” Closet

Every day millions of people visit shopping centers and e-commerce websites to purchase the newest fashion trends. The fashion industry sells and produces between 80 to 150 billion garments each year, globally.
With that statistic, that means roughly two trillion, one hundred billion garments have been produced since 2000. While the industry continues to pump out clothes, consumers rid of their garments in droves. In 2018, landfills received 11.3 million tons in textile waste. The main source: clothing.

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