Catherine Shaw

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Uruguay makes dramatic shift to nearly 95% electricity from clean energy

In less than 10 years the country has slashed its carbon footprint and lowered electricity costs, without government subsidies. Delegates at the Paris summit can learn much from its success<p>Read this article in Spanish<p>As the world gathers in Paris for the daunting task of switching from fossil fuels …

Renewable Energy

30 Really Smart Summer Parenting Hacks

Whether you're at the beach, a BBQ, or stuck inside on a rainy day, these hacks can make your summer days comfortable and fun.

Why Bilingual Education Should Be Mandatory

This generation of K-12 students is growing up in a society that is increasingly bilingual. While foreign language requirements have long been a core requirement for high school graduation -- second language classes at an earlier age would improve overall fluency for most students. It's time to …

66 Facts You May Not Have Known About The English Language

The English language is, quite literally, the greatest language in the world. Great in terms of size - the current edition of the Oxford English Dictionary contains 615,000 entries. Great in terms of scope -- it's an official language in seventy-nine countries and territories. And great in terms …