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K-12 schools shifting focus toward environmental studies

Dominion Resources, an energy company based in Virginia, recently announced a plan for $1 million in educational grants. The grants will focus on outstanding environment, energy and workforce development programs in K-12 schools. The announcement comes at an important...

source: By Bambi Majumdar
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The adverse impacts of plastic bags are undeniable: When they're not piling up in landfills, they're blocking storm drains, littering streets, getting stuck in trees, and contaminating oceans, where fish, seabirds, and other marine animals...

source: Wired

Toxic chemicals are accumulating in marine creatures in Earth’s deepest oceanic trenches, the first measurements of organic pollutants in these regions have revealed. "We often think deep-sea trenches are remote and pristine, untouched by humans," says Alan Jamieson,...

source: Scientific American

The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry will present David W. Schindler, an international renowned American/Canadian limnologist who recently retired from the University of Alberta and who is best known for his work on the role of laundry detergent phosphates...

source: EurekaAlert!

The World Travel and Tourism Council predicts that travel and tourism's "total contribution" to Peru's GDP will exceed 11% by 2026, but how well, in the long-term, is Peru protecting its best tourist assets? Among foreign tourists easily...

source: The Guardian

New criteria set out by the European Commission for identifying harmful hormone disrupting chemicals have met with opposition from all sides, with industry saying they could force many everyday chemicals off the European...

source: Science Business

Crop yields will fall within the next decade due to climate change unless immediate action is taken to speed up the introduction of new and improved varieties, experts have warned. The research, led by the University of Leeds and published today in the journal Nature Climate...

source: Phys.org

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