Much can be learned about the condition of the planet's environment by looking at sea turtles. They have existed for over 100 million years, and they travel throughout the world's oceans. But in last 100 years, sea turtles populations have declined drastically. Today, all sea turtles found in U.S.
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Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s recent push for a longer Chicago school day has sparked some heated debate, both in his city and around the country, about whether more class time actually produces better results in student performance. Now two new studies have emerged about the subject, both drawing
Urge Senators to use the Food and Farm Bill to realign corn subsidies to support small, local farmers and implement stronger conservation efforts
As a result of subsidies, more corn will be planted this year than ever, with 94 million acres under cultivation. This influx of planting is changing the countryside as farmers plow row after row of a single crop, eliminating land formerly protected by conservation programs and destroying the once
We are all reeling from the tragic school shootings in Chardon, Ohio this week. It is a sobering reality check that this type of violence can happen at any time and we all have more work to do to prevent it. According to the Center for Disease Control, homicide is the second leading cause of