What’s Going on in this Photo?

In 1979, President Jimmy Carter installed solar panels on the roof of the White House to provide hot water for the building. The panels were removed in 1986 under the Reagan presidency.

Who Am I?

1. If I were still alive, I would have had my 200th birthday on February 12. 2. I made a five-year scientific voyage around the world on a ship called the HMS Beagle. 3. I made important discoveries, but I kept them secret for about 20 years, in part because I knew my...

Wow!

Are you thirsty? Think before grabbing that water bottle or can of soda! According to the Container Recycling Institute, in 2006 _____ billion plastic, glass and aluminum beverage bottles and cans were sold in the U.S.; _____ % of these were not recycled . Take a...

Trend Watch: Kaffiyeh

By PEDRO LAHOZ WOLFE In many schools, donning a checked scarf called a kaffiyeh (pronounced “Kuh-FEE-ah”) is all the rage. Here’s a look at the scarf’s origins. 1. A kaffiyeh is a traditional headdress for Arab men. It is worn throughout the Middle East. 2. In the...

Someday, you could be an Environmental Scientist

By ILONA BRAY With a PhD in chemistry, Anna turned down high-paying jobs at chemical companies to work as staff scientist at Earthjustice and program director at a sister organization, the Interamerican Association for Environmental Defense (AIDA). Both groups,...