Liz Vivian

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Rejecting the Solutrean hypothesis: the first peoples in the Americas were not from Europe

A recent Canadian documentary promoted a fringe idea in American archaeology that’s both scientifically wrong and racist<p>Last month’s release of The Ice Bridge, an episode in the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation series The Nature of Things has once again revived public discussion of a controversial …

Anthropology

China Says We Don't Want Your Plastic

For years, China has been the top importer of recyclable material, taking in about half of the world's plastics and paper and turning the rubbish …

Sustainability

Idaho Legislators Don't Want Science Teachers Teaching Climate Change

Shane Matson has been teaching physical science to middle and high schoolers in Leadore, Idaho, for nearly 30 years. Climate change has been a part …

Clean Technology

Trump’s EPA Is Taking Credit for Obama’s Environmental Enforcement

The Environmental Protection Agency was eager to announce Thursday it racked up more than $5 billion in enforcement dollars in the fiscal year 2017. …

Scott Pruitt

Idaho Lawmakers Want Schools to Censor Their Climate Change Curriculum

Idaho lawmakers have voted in favor of new curriculum standards for science education, removing several important references to climate change and, specifically, the human impact on global warming.<p>The Idaho Content Standards guides what students are expected to learn from kindergarten through 12th …

Climate Change