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We Are Drowning In Plastic, and Fracking Companies Are Profiting

February 17, 2018 - 2:34am
We Are Drowning In Plastic, and Fracking Companies Are Profiting

Plastic production wreaks havoc on people and the planet -- from fracking wells and pipelines in Pennsylvania, to air pollution from plastic plants in Scotland. Fracking companies are profiting off the recent surge in plastic production and are contributing to a growing climate crisis while generating mountains of plastic garbage. (Photo: Paolo Margari Candidato M5S Europa)

Study: "Amplified Warming" Has Ended the Era of Stable Climate

February 13, 2018 - 4:00pm
Study: "Amplified Warming" Has Ended the Era of Stable Climate

A recently published study shows that human activity has warmed the planet beyond the warmest periods over the last 11,000 years. Researchers say that the age of climate stability has officially ended. This is grim news: The world we live in today is only possible within a stable climate paradigm.(Image: Johner Images / Getty Images)

This Traveling Museum Is Bringing Black History to a Town Near You

February 11, 2018 - 4:00pm
This Traveling Museum Is Bringing Black History to a Town Near You

(Photo: Black History 101 Mobile Museum)
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As a social studies teacher in Detroit in 1994, Khalid el-Hakim used African American artifacts he collected to supplement information about Black history he found lacking in middle school textbooks.

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