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Most Teachers Don't Teach Climate Change; 4 In 5 Parents Wish They Did

More than 80% of parents in the U.S. support the teaching of climate change. And that support crosses political divides, according to the results of an exclusive new NPR/Ipsos poll: Whether they have children or not, two-thirds of Republicans and 9 in 10 Democrats agree that the subject needs to be taught in school.

A separate poll of teachers found that they are even more supportive, in theory — 86% agree that climate change should be taught.

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‘We’re facing a real affordability crisis.’ Troubled water district at a crossroads.

The Martin County Water District, which has made national headlines for its customer complaints about poor water quality and reliability, is at a crossroads.

State regulators ordered the district last year to find a new management company to run its day-to-day operations, a move that would likely lead to significant rate increases in a county where more than a third of residents live in poverty.

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Humanity Faces a Biodiversity Crisis. Climate Change Makes It Worse

People are destroying the world’s natural wealth so fast that society must change radically to meet development goals, the UN says in a landmark scientific report.

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2019 Kentucky Water Resources Annual Symposium

The 2019 Kentucky Water Resources Annual Symposium will be held on March 25, 2019, at the Marriott Griffin Gate Resort in Lexington, Kentucky. 

The Symposium brings together researchers, personnel from local, state, and federal agencies, undergraduate and graduate students, participants from volunteer groups and NGOs, and members of the public and provides opportunities for individuals conducting water-related work to discuss their activities with others interested in the waters of the Commonwealth.  

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UMD has pledged to become carbon neutral by 2050

The University of Maryland has pledged to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. But the SGA wants that deadline to be pushed up 25 years.

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Duke University Begins Work on 10,000-Acre ‘Carbon Farm’ in Eastern, N.C.

Duke University has acquired rights to create a 10,000-acre ‘carbon farm’ on privately owned land in eastern North Carolina.

When fully operational, the farm -- located in Hyde County on a tract of pocosin peatlands formerly drained for agriculture -- could potentially store enough carbon to offset much of the university’s carbon emissions and help Duke meet its goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2024. Offset credits not used by the university could be sold to others.

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Stanford to go 100 percent solar by 2021

Stanford’s solar future is growing even brighter.

A new solar generating plant – Stanford’s second – announced today, will enable the university to use 100 percent renewable electricity in three years, more than two decades ahead of California’s goal of a carbon-free grid by 2045.

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