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    A Climate Change Resource Guide for Elementary School Teachers (2022)

    A Climate Change Resource Guide for Elementary School Teachers (2022)

    Lesson plans to teach the next generation how to make a difference. Most children are already aware of the adverse effects of climate change. Research shows that children are even anxious about it.1  As a teacher, you have a responsibility to teach the next generation about what’s happening, as well as what they can do […]

    Is Wood the Climate-Friendly Urban Building Material of the Future?

    Is Wood the Climate-Friendly Urban Building Material of the Future?

    One of the challenges urban planners face as they attempt to fashion climate-friendly cities is how to construct new buildings. Common materials steel and cement are notoriously difficult to decarbonize, yet the number of people living in cities could increase to 80 percent of the total population by 2100, potentially requiring more new construction between […]

    Which Mammals Can Best Survive Climate Change?

    Which Mammals Can Best Survive Climate Change?

    With the world experiencing more extreme weather due to climate change, landscapes are being altered and ecosystems are having to respond quickly. So which species are going to struggle and which are going to fare relatively well as extended droughts, heavy rains and floods reshape the world’s terrain? In a new study, biologists Christie Le […]

    Bumblebees Increasingly Stressed by Climate Change Over Past 100 Years, Study Finds

    Bumblebees Increasingly Stressed by Climate Change Over Past 100 Years, Study Finds

    Bumblebees are larger than honeybees and, while they collect and store nectar from flowers to consume themselves, they do not convert nectar into honey like honeybees. Bumblebees are essential pollinators for many wildflowers and agricultural crops like sunflowers, cranberries, blueberries and tomatoes. Two contemporaneous papers examining bumblebee populations in the UK were recently published by […]