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Americans, especially millennials, are embracing plant-based meat products

Sheril Kirshenbaum, Michigan State University and Douglas Buhler, Michigan State University By 2050, many scientists estimate that the world food supply will have to increase sharply from today’s level to meet anticipated demand from a global population of 9 to 10 billion people. Meanwhile, the coming decades are expected to bring higher and more variable Read more about Americans, especially millennials, are embracing plant-based meat products[…]

Flying colors: Researcher reveals hidden world through the eyes of butterflies

Adriana Briscoe, University of California, Irvine An award-winning scientist and professor of evolutionary biology, Adriana Briscoe studies the evolution of vision in butterflies and how they see color. Briscoe is currently working on her first book, which is a memoir about, what else? Butterflies. A descendant of Mexican immigrants who fled the Mexican Revolution at Read more about Flying colors: Researcher reveals hidden world through the eyes of butterflies[…]

A teen scientist helped me discover tons of golf balls polluting the ocean

Matthew Savoca, Stanford University Plastic pollution in the world’s oceans has become a global environmental crisis. Many people have seen images that seem to capture it, such as beaches carpeted with plastic trash or a seahorse gripping a cotton swab with its tail. As a scientist researching marine plastic pollution, I thought I had seen Read more about A teen scientist helped me discover tons of golf balls polluting the ocean[…]

California polluters may soon buy carbon “offsets” from the Amazon

Maron Greenleaf, Dartmouth College Fires in the Brazilian Amazon have outraged the world. But what can people living far from the world’s largest rainforest do to save it? California thinks it has an answer. On Sept. 19, the California Air Resources Board endorsed the Tropical Forest Standard, which sets the groundwork for electric utilities, oil Read more about California polluters may soon buy carbon “offsets” from the Amazon[…]

USGBC-LA Announces First Cohort of ‘Net Zero Accelerator’

The U.S. Green Building Council-Los Angeles Chapter (USGBC-LA) has announced the first cohort of its Net Zero Accelerator, a major new initiative which identifies viable net zero building technologies, positions them for success, and accelerates their market entry throughout the greater Los Angeles region. Believed to be the first accelerator of its kind to help achieve net zero Read more about USGBC-LA Announces First Cohort of ‘Net Zero Accelerator’[…]

Status Quo is Not an Option: Environmental literacy and classrooms that can save the world

An interview with Andra Yeghoian By Carl Smith Andra Yeghoian is the Environmental Literacy Coordinator at the San Mateo County Office of Education. She provides leadership in implementing a broad Environmental Literacy Initiative across San Mateo County. Andra has over 15 years of experience in education across public and private school systems, nationally and internationally. Read more about Status Quo is Not an Option: Environmental literacy and classrooms that can save the world[…]

Building, Teaching, Learning: Finding the educational opportunities in facility projects

An interview with Timothy Baird, Ed.D. Timothy Baird, Ed.D., recently retired from his position as Superintendent of the Encinitas Unified School District. As Superintendent, Dr. Baird led the implementation of a one to one digital learning program, which includes a suite of digital curriculum, for all students. EUSD has been recognized for two consecutive terms Read more about Building, Teaching, Learning: Finding the educational opportunities in facility projects[…]

Are shared e-scooters good for the planet? Only if they replace car trips

Jeremiah Johnson, North Carolina State University Shared dockless electric scooters, or e-scooters, transport riders over short distances in cities. Ride share companies promote them as an environmentally friendly choice that reduces dependence on cars. To properly assess these claims, it’s important to consider all relevant environmental factors, including the materials and energy required to manufacture Read more about Are shared e-scooters good for the planet? Only if they replace car trips[…]