To share the happenings of Environmental Science at West Ashley High School in Charleston, South Carolina and around the world.
Mission: The mission of West Ashley High School is to encourage, educate, and empower every student to become a confident, self-directed, lifelong learner who values diversity and possesses the tools for academics, social, and personal achievement.
Children know about climate change but can feel powerless to do anything about it - this village is empowering its children to make sure the earth they inherit will be safer.
What do you do with bars of soap when it gets too small?
This is how used Hilton Hotel soaps get recycled. 🧼
cornellsun.com Cornell Lab of Ornithology conservation scientist Dr. Ken Rosenberg led an international team of 12 scientists in an analysis of decades of data on bird population — and the conclusion is disturbing. In the last 50 years, one in four birds in North America has disappeared. Pesticide use and loss
The Finest Minds
Oxygen-filled road in Oahu, Hawaii 🌴💚
What poverty looks like ...
"Better I go suffer, get money and return home."
In Uganda, young women are leaving their homes to find jobs as domestic workers in Kenya, but for some their new lives can lead to mistreatment and abuse.
Nancy Kacungira investigates for BBC Africa Eye.
nbcnews.com The small volcano south of the Philippine capital that draws tourists for its picturesque lake setting erupted with a massive plume of ash and steam Sunday.
jumblejoy.com Plastic was invented way back in 1907. Since then, it became one of the modern marvels that transformed everything in our lives. Plastic is used for many things – from storing food, car parts, appliances, and even for our bottled waters. If you have noticed, glass soda bottles are rare these days....
So sad ...
thetvspot.com Australia is burning. The worst is yet to come: 24 people dead 500 million animals dead 8,000 koalas dead Over 5.5 million hectares burned (the size of Belgium) Fire perimeter more than 10,000 miles long Read more…
About consumerism and sustainability ...
#BestoftheWeek: Jim Young collects sewing machines — he has over 120, and all of them are more than a century old. Funny thing is, he can’t sew.
Read more: http://ab.co/2lm2mYQ
At the International Animal Rescue Orangutan Center, orphaned baby orangutans learn what it takes to survive in the wild. Because c'mon, just look at these little guys. https://greatbig.is/38XLDoH
We are still finding a lot of plastic pellets in your waterways and on your beaches 5 months after the July spill. We knew it was bad, we just didn't know how bad . . .
#standup #showup #speakup #cleanwater
People need food to survive ... it has to come from somewhere.
npr.org The number of acres of U.S. farmland held by foreign-owned investors has doubled in the past two decades, raising alarm bells in farming communities.
foxbusiness.com A crude oil spill from the Keystone pipeline in eastern North Dakota has turned out to have affected almost 10 times the amount of land as first reported, a state regulator said Monday.
themindunleashed.com This mushroom can help honey bees fight off a devastating virus that is suspected of contributing to massive bee die-offs in recent years.
news.mongabay.com More than 35 years after it was first seen, researchers have described Coccoloba gigantifolia, a tree species from the Brazilian Amazon with gigantic leaves that can reach 2.5 meters (8 feet) in length.Although C. gigantifolia has been known to the public and the scientific community for a long time...
consumerreports.org Ten people in six states have become infected with Salmonella Dublin after eating ground beef, the CDC said. No producer, supplier or seller is know so far, Consumer Reports notes about the outbreak of salmonella linked to ground beef.
Under a rule finalized in 2015, all unlined coal ash ponds were to begin closing in 2018; the updated rules would give plants several more years, during which the ponds could leak heavy metals like arsenic, lead, and mercury into groundwater. Allegheny Front
truththeory.com By Mayukh Saha / Truth Theory Morgan Freeman – the Academy-award winning actor has conquered the hearts of the young and the old. With movies …
Great news ...
wilx.com Michigan is now officially a 'no-kill state' for shelter animals.
Roads made out of plastic? It’s a true story!
Watch how this company in Ghana is using recycled plastic to build roads across the country. #SmartMoney
msn.com Small particulate concentrations in Beijing have dropped to their lowest level since 2008.
What a wonderful idea!
In many parts of India, baby boys are favored over girls, who can be seen as a financial burden on families. But the people of Piplantri are changing that. The village celebrates their daughters by planting 111 trees every time a girl is born.
Creating habitat piles from garden waste is the perfect way to provide a shelter for any wildlife! 🍁🕷🍂🐦✨
Listen to Kate Bradbury talk us through what we can do for garden wildlife this time of year!
rollingstone.com After years of steady decline, pollution is back on the rise. It’s not a huge mystery as to why
southernenvironment.org The U.S. Department of the Interior declared about 75,000 acres of East Tennessee ridgelines in the North Cumberland Plateau unsuitable for surface mining under federal law. Now, a coal mining company is requesting permission to mine on a portion of the protected area.
Great idea ...
BOTTLE CAP RECYCLING MAGIC✨
Ever wondered what you could turn bottle caps into? Here's South West family Narelle and Stijn Kuppers from Precious Plastic Margaret River creating magic.
No foresight in the countries leadership ...
npr.org The U.S. Forest Service is proposing to end a nearly two-decade long limit on logging in Alaska's Tongass National Forest. Local officials have pushed for looser restrictions to boost the economy.
Adapting to a changing environment... speciation at work!
boredpanda.com Along the wild Pacific coast of British Columbia, there lives a population of the sea wolves. “We know from exhaustive DNA studies that these wolves are genetically distinct from their continental kin,” says McAllister. “They are behaviourally distinct, swimming from island to island and preyi...
Not to be taken for granted ...
Natural dyes ... so much better for the environment.
Unusually NATURAL ways to dye your clothes!
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All girls high school basketball tournament that takes place in Charleston, SC December 28-30. 2020 field will consist of 64 teams from across the country. 8 divisions...8 champions!
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