Archive for the “Environmental Education” Category

Huffpost reports that Procter and Gamble will be phasing out microbeads, tiny plastic balls used in products like facial scrubs, body washes and toothpastes. They scrub away dead skin, similar to using a sponge, and are designed to wash down the drain. They don’t biodegrade, they’re going to be taken up by fish and other […]

I’ve been puzzling over Obama’s pick to be Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell. As The Hill has it, she previously worked as an engineer at Mobil Oil Corp. and in banking prior to joining REI.

Here, Joe Romm of Climate Progress follows up on Bill McKibben‘s recent evisceration of Robert Bryce, who is a rather prolific fellow. Among other dubious propositions, Bryce has tried to make hay by saying that, because Einstein was wrong, climate scientists probably are wrong also. But Einstein wasn’t wrong. On the one hand, it’s good […]

As I’ve noted in the past, having a chemical engineer in charge of the EPA is one of the best things since peanut butter. And Lisa Jackson has done a really good job. Burning-the-midnight-oil knowledge of chemistry is really important for being able to understand, at a fundamental level, and address so many environmental problems. […]

A new study gives pause to those who are hoping we can educate ourselves out of our messes, whether they be environmental, economic or some combination of these two inextricably linked messes. The details aspects of a study and accompanying recent book entitled Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses, by sociologists Richard Arum […]