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In this structured discussion method, under the guidance of a teacher/facilitator, students are encouraged to engage intellectually with challenging...
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This excerpt discusses how China's domestic and foreign policies have largely been shaped by its land size, historic borders, and access to natural...
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This is a student assignment to research and write about a global issue , though any particular issue can be chosen. It includes assignment...
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...
President Obama and Vice President Biden speak with Blake Jones, CEO of Namaste Solar Electric, Inc., while looking at solar panels. Denver, Colorado, 2009.

President Obama and Vice President Biden speak with Blake Jones, CEO of Namaste Solar Electric, Inc., while looking at solar panels. Denver, Colorado, 2009. CREDIT: Pete Souza, White House (CC)

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Renewable energy is becoming more popular in the United States thanks to new construction and lower costs. According to the Business Council for...
Cattle in Elko County, Nevada. Cows are large emitters of methane gas, a major source of climate change

Cattle in Elko County, Nevada. Cows are large emitters of methane gas, a major source of climate change. CREDIT: Famartin (CC)

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What can we do in our everyday lives to help the environment? Why do these actions make a difference when it comes to climate change? The attached...
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...