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Biodiversity is important for maintaining the health and beauty of our planet’s ecosystems and for ensuring the survival of all species, including...
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In this lesson plan, students are challenged to develop a persuasive message by writing, filming and editing a video relating world population at 7...
Population Education
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2016
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Acting as the residents of five major regions of the world, students compare various statistics that affect people’s health, happiness, and well-...
Population Education
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2016
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A lesson from our online resource World Population History , this lesson focuses on carbon emissions and climate change. In addition to changing the...
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People lived on Earth for roughly 3 million years before world population reached 500 million around the year 1500. Until then, the birth rate and...
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Lesson plan: Is solar power the future of energy? Have you ever felt that nervous feeling in the pit of your stomach when you notice your smartphone...
Glaciers in Chile.

Glaciers in Chile. CREDIT: Curt Carnemark/World Bank (CC)

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The United States is one of the largest emitters of greenhouse gas in the world, yet the federal government was unwilling to commit to the non-...
The Brazos Wind Farm near Fluvanna, Texas.

The Brazos Wind Farm near Fluvanna, Texas. CREDIT: Leaflet (CC)

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The United States has a federal system of government in which different policies can be made on national, state, and local levels as long as they are...
Solar array at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.

Solar array at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. CREDIT: Larry E. Reid Jr., U.S. Air Force (CC)

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The controversial 2010 court case Citizens United v. FEC opened space for the creation of Super PACs, which are outside, disclosed groups that can...
The Mohave Power Station, a 1,580 MW coal power station in Nevada, has been out of service since 2005 due to environmental restrictions.

The Mohave Power Station, a 1,580 MW coal power station in Nevada, has been out of service since 2005 due to environmental restrictions. CREDIT: Kjkolb (CC)

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Who should pay for the cost of pollution? Corporations, the government, consumers, and/or the general public? A variety of subsidies, taxes, and...