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.

BBC Family & Education News

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.

Business Insider

What do you do with bars of soap when it gets too small?

This is how used Hilton Hotel soaps get recycled. 🧼


Ornithologists, Birdwatchers Uncover Staggering Magnitude of Bird Population Decline

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 Post and Courier

The rollback strips protections from rain-fed intermittent streams that help buffer communities from floods, hurricanes and drought.

The Finest Minds

Oxygen-filled road in Oahu, Hawaii 🌴💚

BBC News Africa

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.



Thousands flee as volcano erupts in the Philippines, Manilla airport closed

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.


Company Is Using Plastic Bottles To Make Roads That Last 10x Longer Than Asphalt

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....


24 people dead 500 million animals dead 8,000 koalas dead Over 5.5 million hectares burned (the size of Belgium) - TheTVSpot

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…

ABC News

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

The Earth Tribe

Nature is beautiful! 😍

Repurposed Recycled Reused Reclaimed Restored

Nestle wants to take publicly owned water and sell it back to the public.

Repurposed Recycled Reused Reclaimed Restored

France’s new ban goes further than the European Union’s, which outlaws only 3 bee-killing pesticides.

Great Big Story

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

Charleston Waterkeeper

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

Fresh Future Farm

People need food to survive ... it has to come from somewhere.

Farmworkers = farmers


Greta Thunberg turned over her press conference to Indigenous youth activists at UN climate summit


Without Bugs, We Might All Be Dead



'American Soil' Is Increasingly Foreign Owned

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.

World Economic Forum

440 million trees to be planted by 2040.


Every park in the world should have one of these ❤️


Keystone pipeline spill now looks worse than previously thought


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.


A Mushroom is Saving Millions of Bees From a Deadly Virus

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.


Amazonian tree with human-sized leaves finally gets ID’d as new species

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...


Salmonella Linked to Ground Beef Leaves 8 Hospitalized, 1 Dead

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


Give Your Life A Voice Of Reason With These 15 Morgan Freeman Quotes

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 …


Michigan is now 'no-kill' state for shelter animals

Great news ...

wilx.com Michigan is now officially a 'no-kill state' for shelter animals.

BBC News Africa

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


The satellite images that help explain why Delhi’s air remains toxic and Beijing’s is getting better

msn.com Small particulate concentrations in Beijing have dropped to their lowest level since 2008.

Great Big Story

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.

BBC Springwatch

So true!

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!

#Autumnwatch #Wildlife


Air Quality in the U.S. Has Gotten Worse Under the Trump Administration, Which Couldn’t Care Less

rollingstone.com After years of steady decline, pollution is back on the rise. It’s not a huge mystery as to why


Coal company wants to mine on federally protected lands

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.

The Dodo

Interspecies helper

Such a GOOD GIRL 😍

The Dodo

Wild flamingos kept starving to death — until this woman opened a flamingo shelter 💗

ABC South West

Great idea ...


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.

Clinician's Brief

CDC warns of transmission of Mycobacterium bovis from deer to people.


Trump Administration Moves To Expand Logging In Nation's Largest National Forest

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.


Meet Rare Sea Wolves Who Live Off The Ocean And Can Swim For Hours

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...

NBC News

Not to be taken for granted ...

The small desert town of Willcox, Arizona survives off groundwater.

But families are running out of water as their wells dry up, and residents are blaming newly-arrived, out-of-state corporate farms.

Repurposed Recycled Reused Reclaimed Restored

Next time you see a possum in the road, try not to hit it.


Natural dyes ... so much better for the environment.

Unusually NATURAL ways to dye your clothes!

The Dodo

Watch this teeeeeeny baby grow up and eat tiny pizzas!

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