Samantha Jacklin

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What's BPA, and do I really need a new water bottle?

There's no doubt about it: We live in a plastic world. We wake up in the morning and brush our teeth with a plastic toothbrush and toothpaste …

Excellent Ecology and Environmental Science Apps, Games, and Websites

Become Citizen Scientists<p>Long-standing citizen science site continues to inspire learners<p>Grades 1-8<p>Type Website<p>Price Free<p>Common Sense says<p>Teachers say<p>…

onEarth Stories

California blue whales bounce back to near historic numbers

<b>Researchers believe that California blue whales have recovered in numbers and the population has returned to sustainable levels.</b><p>Scientists say this is the only population of blue whales to have rebounded from the ravages of whaling.<p>The research team estimate that there are now 2,200 of these giant …

Whales

An artist’s eye for a world at risk

Rafael Lopez<p>You probably haven’t been to Antarctica to see a desert made of ice and the microbial life revealed as that ice retreats. Even if a sheep …

Competent Leaders Need to Understand the Science of Sustainability

In speaking about climate policy last week, President Obama chided senators who are trying to dodge the climate issue by claiming they were not scientists. The president went on to claim that he was not a scientist either, but that "I've got this guy, John Holdren. He's a scientist." What President …

Built Environment

No, It's Not Safe to Pee in the Pool, Says Science

Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps has admitted to doing it, saying “chlorine kills it, so it’s not bad.” Peeing in the pool is inarguably a gross habit, …

Swimming

UK environmental science: in association with Shell

The Natural Environment Research Council has signed a ‘memorandum of understanding’ with Shell. You should be disturbed by this<p>Today, the Natural Environment Research Council (Nerc) signed a ‘memorandum of understanding’ with Shell. My thanks to Greenpeace for the tip.<p>From what I can make out, the …

Economics climate change stern review | Climatology and climate change

"[The report's] basic point seems unassailable: failure to act now will exact much greater penalties later on...If people and industries are made to …