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The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes Encourages Youth To Save the Earth

The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes Encourages Youth To Save the Earth

The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes celebrates inspiring young people from across the U.S. and Canada who are making the world a better place. The young heroes we honor demonstrate that anyone can make a difference, no matter their age. We shine the spotlight on these dedicated young people to inspire countless others with their examples. If you know […]

Are You Ready To Get Involved in Citizen Science?

Are You Ready To Get Involved in Citizen Science?

Across the globe, volunteers are helping advance scientific research to address real-world questions. Most of these volunteers aren’t professional scientists, but they provide important support to a variety of research projects. Volunteering for many of these projects presents opportunities to get outdoors and experience the natural world. Spring is an excellent time to get involved in citizen science projects as […]

Fighting Climate Change Through Wetlands Protection

Fighting Climate Change Through Wetlands Protection

February 2 is World Wetlands Day, and if an environmental issue ever needed a day dedicated to raising awareness, it would be wetlands protection. For most of human history, wetlands have been known as swamps or bogs, believed to be the source of disease, and scorned as unproductive. Wetlands have been and continue to be systematically destroyed around the world. […]

Students Help Track Climate Impact on Marine Species

Students Help Track Climate Impact on Marine Species

As ocean temperatures rise, species are forced to flee their natural homes in search of cooler waters. In the long term, marine protected areas may no longer match the places where species live. The UN Sciences Organization has decided to combine STEM education and citizen science with its project to map marine species habitats in an effort to accelerate data […]

Hunting Invasive Species for the Environment

Hunting Invasive Species for the Environment

Hunting has driven many species to extinction, while many more species continue to be threatened by poachers. But when hunters turn their attention to invasive species, they can provide an environmental benefit. In some places, authorities encourage hunting invasive species by making it a competitive sport. Here are a few ways that hunters can use their skills to benefit the […]

Earth Action: Stop New Drilling Leases on Public Lands

Earth Action: Stop New Drilling Leases on Public Lands

Earth911 is honoring the 52 years of Earth Day with 52 Actions for the Earth. Each week through Earth Day 2023, we will share an action you can take to invest in the Earth and make your own life more sustainable. This week, one small action you can take for the Earth affects several big issues – reduction of carbon […]

How Can We Reduce Our Demand for Unsustainable Palm Oil?

How Can We Reduce Our Demand for Unsustainable Palm Oil?

Does the mention of palm oil make you think about deforestation, habitat destruction, and exploited workers? You’re not alone. You’ve likely heard that palm oil is unsustainable, but that’s not the whole story. We can help reduce its environmental impact by becoming informed, advocating for change, and choosing sustainably farmed palm oil. Palm oil, an ingredient in more than 50% […]

What TrashBlitz Revealed About Pollution in Parks

What TrashBlitz Revealed About Pollution in Parks

We established national parks to protect and preserve some of the most beautiful landscapes of our nation as truly natural areas. But protection from development does not protect our national parks from pollution. And just like the oceans, where 8 million tons of plastic collect every year, plastic pollution is piling up in national parks. A new study shows just […]

What’s Wrong With Bottled Water

What’s Wrong With Bottled Water

Fancy reusable bottles have long since replaced brand-name bottled waters as status symbols. But even if Evian doesn’t have the cachet it once did, Americans are far from abandoning the single-use plastic water bottle. Americans drink more bottled water than milk or beer. The average American drank almost 47 gallons of bottled water in 2021, and nearly 19% of us […]

Home Energy Audit Basics

Home Energy Audit Basics

Perhaps you’ve noticed an insert in your energy bill or received a flyer from your utility company offering discounts or rebates for a home energy audit. It’s easy to see the benefit of upgrading to a newer, more efficient water heater or furnace. But why would anyone want to pay to get audited? Once you’ve read this introduction to energy […]