Environment

February 21, 2018

Young Student Nicknamed “Trash Girl” Defies Bullies And Continues to Pick Up Litter

Like most high school students, Nadia Sparkes dedicates much of her time to extracurricular activities. While her peers prefer clubs and sports, however, the 12-year-old has adopted a unique hobby: picking up litter. And, though this unconventional interest has resulted in an unfavorable nickname—”Trash Girl”—Sparkes is committed to “fix[ing] the planet's problems before it becomes unfixable.” Every day, Nadia collects plastic refuse on her commute to-and-from school.

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February 13, 2018

Global Warming Map Shows What Happens When the Earth Gets 4 Degrees Warmer

We read a lot about global warming in the headlines, and climate change is certainly one of the biggest concerns for most scientists, but what would the actual impact on our geography look like? International relations expert and best-selling author Parag Khanna gives a glimpse into our possible future with his global warming map. Khanna's world map shows what Earth would look like if—or when—it becomes 4 degrees Celsius (7.2 degrees Fahrenheit) warmer.

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January 2, 2018

Extreme Cold Turns Niagara Falls Into a Fairy Tale Landscape Frozen in Time

A post shared by Adam Danni Photograghy (@adamrdanni) on Dec 27, 2017 at 6:46am PST Ask anyone in the eastern half of North America about the 2017 holiday weather and they'll tell you one thing: it was (and still remains) bitterly cold. Bundling up in layers of sweaters can be a drag, but there is one advantage—the scenery outside is beautiful. With temperatures well below freezing, the natural world is literally frozen in time.

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November 17, 2017

Europe Pledges to Fill Void Left by President Trump’s Climate Change Policy

As the COP23 international climate summit in Bonn, Germany comes to a close, many are making declarations that confirm their commitment to the Paris Agreement, regardless of the US government's stance. Europe, as well as 20 American states, 110 US cities, and 1,400 businesses are stepping in to fill the void that the US government will leave after President Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris Agreement.

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