What Can Kids Do About CO2?

Have you noticed that the weather was a bit different this “winter”? From Spring-like days in the middle of February to hailstorms and more, it is evident that climate change is here and it is real. Instead of feeling discouraged by the changes in environmental...
New Tapir Species Discovered

New Tapir Species Discovered

Just last week, scientists in the Brazilian Amazon announced what is already being called one of the biggest discoveries of the century: a new species of tapir, known as Tapirus kabomani. Tapirs are a large pig-like mammal with a short snout, in the same family as...
Gold Mining and Mercury Pollution

Gold Mining and Mercury Pollution

This article from Mongabay.com provides an excellent overview of the growing problem of mercury released by informal gold mining. Read the full article for an in-depth description of its use and effects around the world and particularly in the Madre de Dios region of...