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EPA Carbon Footprint Calculator
Please check out this carbon footprint calculator from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to calculate your family’s carbon footprint. Find out what your family is already doing to lower their carbon footprint and learn 14 Easy Ways to Lower Your Carbon Footprint from National Geographic.
Can We Live Forever?
Check out this TED video featuring Nobel Laureate Elizabeth Blackburn on Telomeres and Aging. Reducing chronic stress could be key to giving us a chance of living a healthy long life.
EPA – Environmental Protection?
There have been some changes to EPA.gov. Unfortunately, the changes don’t seem to be interested in protecting our environment. Some of the changes involve considering the withdrawal of Clean Water Act Restrictions for the proposed Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay, Alaska, and a proposal to repeal the Clean Power Plan. The Most Polluted Cities in […]
Pebble Mine Location
Where is the Pebble deposit located? The mineral deposit is located in the Bristol Bay region in Southwest Alaska, near Iliana Lake and Lake Clark. It is in a remote area, near the headwaters to tributaries of both the Nushagak and Kvichak rivers.
Lack of Sleep is Killing us.
Professor Matthew Walker, director of the Centre for Human Sleep Science at the University of California, Berkeley, said that sleep deprivation affected “every aspect of our biology” and was widespread in modern society. ‘Catastrophic’ lack of sleep in modern society is killing us, warns leading sleep scientist.
Microscope Images and Videos
Students are using technology to take pictures of microorganisms from our Redwood Middle School garden pond, Anacharis leaves, Pepper tree leaves (stomata), and Onion root tips (mitosis) that they are observing with their compound microscopes.
Let’s Pokemon Go Metric!
It has been almost 17 years since NASA lost its $125 million Mars Climate Orbiter because spacecraft engineers failed to convert from English to metric measurements when exchanging vital data between space agencies before the craft was launched. NASA has a long list of amazing accomplishments, but they will be the first to admit that this […]
Garden Summer Harvest
This week’s garden harvest!
Blue Light at Night = Bad
Blue light at night…is it bad for your health?