When we think of geology, we may think of the Grand Canyon. We imagine layers upon layers of geological strata containing rocks that were formed millions or even billions of years ago. But do we ever think about the geological layer that is being laid down today? How will humankind be remembered in the rocks? […]
When you think of protecting our planet, what comes to mind? Making a better world for your children? Cleaning up your neighborhood? Often, we think of that which we see around us – our communities, our lives, and our loved ones. There is nothing wrong with that response. But perhaps, when looking at sustainability, we […]
Deploying renewable energy is a huge step in slowing climate change. But do you know that in the long term, it will also be cheaper? Right now, countries around the world are looking for new environmentally friendly energy sources. These strategies will not only help the environment, but will also be economically preferable. Where will […]
Books, computers, and internet connectivity are something we might take for granted in our schools. But for large sections of the developing world, classrooms might be devoid of desks, libraries might be empty of books, and teachers don’t keep lesson plans from year to year because they would deteriorate in the high humidity. There are […]
Climate change is often viewed as a political problem. But in reality, it is a scientific issue, and perhaps equally as important, it is a moral and spiritual issue. How are religious communities responding? Today we are talking to three people involved in various religious environmental organizations, each representing a different faith community – Soltan Bryce […]
Wonder what it is like to sleep on an ice sheet, or melt ice to have water? Dr. Shasta Marrero, from the University of Edinburgh School of GeoSciences, talks with us about her visit to Antarctica, and what the ice shelf can tell us about changing global temperatures.