Science communication is a lot easier when you can show instead of tell. That’s one of many lessons that science teachers from Northeast and Southeast Michigan learned at the Lake Huron Place-Based Education Summer Teacher Institute. Continue Reading
Featured Science and Environment Stories
If you are one out of three Americans, you are clinically obese and hopefully looking to make a change. But are you looking in the right places? It can be difficult to tell. In 2014, weight-loss programs were a 2.5 billion dollar business. The companies behind them make a lot of claims about how great […] Continue Reading
HOUGHTON, Michigan (Michigan Tech News): Michigan Technological University is known for both its engineering and environmental know-how and its resources. Add to that the School of Business and Economics, the Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC) and a campus-wide commitment to multidisciplinary work, and you have just what the US Environmental Protection Agency is looking for. […] Continue Reading
DULUTH, Minnesota, September 9 (MPRNews): As late summer waves crashed around him on the beach along Park Point, 10-year-old Gage Jones of Superior, Wis., splashed in the often-frigid Lake Superior water. “It’s not the warmest it’s been, but I think it’s pretty good. Enough to swim in,” he said. “This is the warmest I’ve ever felt it, […] Continue Reading
How Global Warming Stacks Up
Dr. Sarah Green, advisor to the United Nations on the global environment
I spoke with one of the world’s foremost experts on climate change, Dr. Sarah Green of Michigan Tech and Skeptical Science. Dr. Green also serves as an advisor to the United Nations on the future of our global climates.
What did we talk about? The growing issues facing Michigan’s native forest and plant species and how a warming Michigan means harsher conditions for our favorite natural environments.
Our native red and white pine forests, a Northern Michigan Red Pine forest shown here, cannot handle the increased stresses of a warming climate. We may lose them. Continue reading our conversation.