climate change

Demonstrating Climate Change

Teachers might say that it’s one thing to tell students information in a lecture format. But it's another to expect them to understand and retain that information. Many students can better do this if teachers can show or demonstrate the information to them as well. Some folks call it active learning.

That thinking is what prompted the creation of the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit.

Salamanders and Climate Change

I think it’s safe to say we all got a good chuckle when researchers reported that flatulent cattle were a problem in terms of climate change.

The image of gassy cows stuck in everybody’s mind, even though the smelly number is real (the livestock industry emits about 14.5% of human-associated greenhouse gases).

But now it’s time to turn our climate change spotlight from large cows to tiny salamanders. That’s because it turns out that salamanders also play a role in the global carbon cycle — but in a good way.