West Ashley High School Environmental Science Class

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.

The Economist

Japan is trying to be more self-reliant because of its lack of natural resources


"Our questions should be – Where does this come from? Is it in season? Would my grandmother have recognised this as food? If there are more ingredients listed on your yogurt than milk and bacteria, what are they? And why?" #LiveGreen #EatSafe #OrganicFarming #MustWatch #VideoOfTheDay

Read more at https://www.thebetterindia.com/182640/woman-quits-cushy-us-job-to-go-organic-transforms-farm-into-10-acre-food-forest/

The Infographics Show

From what we know about nuclear bombs they are the most destructive weapon on the face of the earth. So surviving a blast from a nuke would be extremely unlikely, but surviving TWO would be darn near impossible. In today's educational animated cartoon we look at the lucky man (or unlucky) who survived two nuclear bombs and lived to tell about it.


Les superbes dessins sur sable de Jben beach art en Charente-Maritime ☀️

Global Citizen

This incredible facility transforms 96% of household waste into reusable materials! ♻️

Food Inc

They're compostable, free of chemicals and preservatives...and affordable! 🌾

[06/06/19]   Congratulations to the class of 2019!

BBC World Service

Meet the Arctic farmer saying no to plastic and food waste, in the world's most northerly town.

Brut nature

She was the first African woman to receive the Nobel prize. Here is the extraordinary story of Wangari Maathai, one of the world's most important ecologist.


The Trump administration still wants to force offshore drilling on coastal communities that don’t want it. We need your voice.

Center for Biological Diversity

These are 100% real, actual butterflies.

The green dragontail butterfly (Lamproptera meges) is one of the smallest species of swallowtail butterfly and one of the very few species with wing transparency.

This footage, which was captured in Thailand, is by Kazuo Unno, insect aficionado extraordinaire and wildlife photographer.


The city is also planting 20,000 trees.

🔎 Learn more about environmental initiatives in Paris: https://wef.ch/2O5jF3m


Breathtaking diversity of a meadow 😍😍😍

Top Artist

This colorful bird looks like it hopped straight out of a fairy tale, but it's actually a Nicobar pigeon—a living relative of the extinct dodo.

Tom Samui

Dragon 3.0m - 10 feet

The Dodo

This woman is best friends with a wild octopus, and he gets so excited whenever she swims up to him 🐙💙

NowThis Daily

This bald eagle 'throuple' just added 3 baby birds to the family 🐣 (via NowThis)

Mark Rober

The *OFFICIAL* Jell-O Pool Video. Since I was a little kid I always wondered what it would be like to swim in a pool of Jello.

The Epoch Times

Nature is awesome!

Credit: JukinVideo ViralHog storyful

BBC Earth

These seadragons are dancing together in a courtship ritual - and it's absolutely beautiful.



This is why real parmesan cheese is so expensive.


This is why real parmesan cheese is so expensive.

National Geographic

"It looks like a muppet!"

Drew Binsky

This is one of my favorite videos yet.

Vincent Leville, a 99 year old native of Brooklyn, shares what it was like to travel in the 1930s, 40s and 50s. It will blow your mind!

Would you rather travel in today's world, or back when Vincent was in his heyday? I think I'd prefer to travel in the past just for the purity!

Share this video with your friends :)

Follow Drew Binsky for daily travel videos, and join me on Instagram @drewbinsky.


You don't need experience to try these cool experiments!


This 18-year-old student from Bengaluru can turn you into an Organic Farmer in your own home. He runs ‘My Organic Farming,’ a Youtube channel sharing his organic farming activities.
Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCL_KG3KVMdot3ejudjfsHBA
#MustWatch #OrganicFarming #YoungIndia #Bengaluru


Tired of complaining about polluted water bodies, Coimbatore's Manikandan took to social media to change the status quo. What followed was the revival of ancient lakes, the plantation of a new forest, and much more!


BYO containers = Saving the world one plastic package at a time. 🌍
Read More: http://bit.ly/onenewscontainers

BuzzFeed Video

I Tried Medical Marijuana For Chronic Pain

Big Think

Women deserve more reproductive rights, not fewer.

And scientific facts should inform our laws, says Bill Nye The Science Guy.

Eat To Live Daily

ONE QUESTION: Who is cooking your food?
Great eye opener from Michael Pollan
Video Edit: @IIn the NOW


Guy biking across the world finds a kitten he can't leave behind 😻

1 Million Women

Here's how the city is helping bees thrive.

1 Million Women

These ducks are helping to make your wine, the pesticide free way! Happy ducks, happy bees, happy us!

Learn more here: Vergenoegd Löw Wine Estate

A million thanks to Rob Greenfield for this video!

Gen R

“Being Two Spirit in my community means being fully who I am.”

Meet Dr. James Makokis, a Two-Spirit Cree specialist who combines Indigenous and Western teachings to create a unique approach to transgender care.


The global world of hair trading is a completely unregulated business that's reportedly worth billions of dollars per year. It preys on disenfranchised women in the developing world by only offering a few dollars for their long locks.

Read more here: https://r29.co/2HN0eV2

SBS News

Japan has become the world leader in floating solar power - saving space whilst saving the planet.

The Dodo

This dog is proof that love can heal anything 💓


Quoting 'The Lorax,' Court Pulls Permit For Pipeline Crossing Appalachian Trail

npr.org The federal judges noted "the Forest Service's serious environmental concerns that were suddenly, and mysteriously, assuaged in time to meet a private pipeline company's deadlines."

1 Million Women

If we covered 9% of the ocean with seaweed farms, we could capture 53 billion tonnes of C02 each year!

BBC Radio 4

Happy 93rd birthday, David Attenborough! 🎁🎉

Thank you to BBC One for this lovely tribute!

Alt National Park & Forest Service

WWF's Earth Hour - United Kingdom

Who better than Sir David Attenborough to explain why we can feel hopeful about saving our planet? The time to act is now. #ShareOurPlanet


What happens if you fall into one of those pools where they store the highly radioactive spent nuclear fuel rods?

Deep Look • PBS

Honey bees make honey from nectar to fuel their flight – and our sweet tooth. But they also need pollen for protein. So they trap, brush and pack it into baskets on their legs to make a special food called bee bread.

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