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Climate change occurs when changes in Earth’s climate system result in new weather patterns that last for at least a few decades, and maybe for millions of years. The climate system is comprised of five interacting parts, the atmosphere (air), hydrosphere (water), cryosphere (ice and permafrost), biosphere (living things), and lithosphere (earth’s crust and upper mantle).

Flooding and Food Safety: A Two-Part Plan for Extreme Weather Season

The spring of 2019 saw record rain fall across North America, causing historic, severe flooding in the Great Plains, parts of the Midwest, and the Southern United States. That above-normal precipitation...

America’s top 10 most sustainable buildings of 2018

The 10 best buildings of 2018 merging great design with great performance include a library in Toronto, a school campus focused on teaching complex sustainability issues, and a new US courthouse...

Major King Events Chronology: 1929-196

This is a brief timeline of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life. This is a good time to talk to your family and ask them what they remember about King. Also,...

The 10 Coolest Neighborhoods in Bangkok

The 10 Coolest Neighborhoods in Bangkok. A number of different factors come into play when deciding on the best neighborhoods in Bangkok. Whether it is nightlife, history, or delicious eats visitors...

Cocoa’s child laborers

Mars, Nestlé and Hershey pledged nearly two decades ago to stop using cocoa harvested by children. Yet much of the chocolate you buy still starts with child labor. Behind much of the...

Tents, Toilets, Transport: Eco-friendly Festivals Tackle the Unholy Trinity

When Chris Johnson first started putting on outdoor parties with his mates, they were small, impromptu and shambolic – or “really good fun”, as he puts it. Seventeen years later and...

Ta-Nehisi Coates Announces The Water Dancer Book Tour

After attempting to deliver us all from evil with the beautifully written Between the World and Me, and his essay collection, We Were Eight Years in Power, award-winning author Ta-Nehisi Coates—who arguably may be the...

A beginner’s guide to building your own PC

Building your own PC from scratch gives you the freedom to choose the exact specifications you want, and it often saves money as well. However, the idea can be daunting. You...

Powerful Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes

While Civil Rights activist, dreamer, and legend Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday is actually January 15th, American public school calendars impact the date it is actually observed. Martin Luther King Jr....

The 2010s: A Decade Of Protests Around The World

2019 has become known as a year of protest. But this year does not exist in isolation: Protests have been emblematic of the entire past decade. The 2010s began with the Arab...

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