If you want to be a champion of the environment but feel overwhelmed by the difficulties that lay ahead, you can boost your sense of agency by focusing on four psychological drivers: intentionality, forethought, self-regulation and self-reflection.
Duke researchers and collaborators at the University of Birmingham in the UK used sugar alcohols to produce a new type of plastic that has "unprecedented mechanical properties."
The technique developed by University of North Carolina researchers breaks down plastics to create a new material that's stronger and tougher than the original—and potentially more valuable.
Climate economics models can play a “Paul Revere” role, educating policymakers and the public about the likely risks ahead. However, as economists build these models, they must be honest about their limitations.
Founded along with the college itself in 1894, the Warren-Wilson College Farm is a “living classroom” covering 275 carefully managed acres, replete with cattle, sheep, pigs and chickens.
In their research, the University of Virginia's Dr. Robert H. Tai and his team began to see a pattern of learning activities showing up across STEM programs and identified seven active, intentional-learning experiences.
Solar cars like this one draw energy from the sun through solar panels that convert sunlight into electrical energy. These zero-emission vehicles don’t burn fuel or use any non-renewable resources.
Throughout October, campus groups and others will lead activities that teach sustainability principles and empower individuals to make healthy choices for themselves, their community and the planet.
The Beyond the Plastic Bottle Challenge is a joint project of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science and JASON Learning, a nonprofit founded by Robert Ballard, the oceanographer who discovered the Titanic.
Katharine Murray and her faculty mentor, Tanner Young, built the wall for a children's playground using old pots, pans, grills and other discarded objects and utensils that might normally end up in a landfill.