MS-ESS3-4

Construct an argument supported by evidence for how increases in human population and per-capita consumption of natural resources impact Earth's systems.

  1. Environment

    Spidey sense: Eight-legged pollution monitors

    Spiders that prey on aquatic insects can serve as sentinels that naturally monitor banned chemicals that still pollute many rivers across the United States.

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  2. Climate

    World leaders call for action on climate change

    This week, the presidents of China and the United States pledged to take aggressive action on the release of greenhouse gases to head off dire worldwide climate effects.

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  3. Animals

    Rare as a rhino

    Most species are rare. Some have always been rare. A problem develops when people are responsible for accelerating a species’ rarity to the point that extinction threatens.

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  4. Climate

    Dirty clouds change rainfall

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  5. Climate

    Did Columbus contribute to a Little Ice Age?

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  6. Chemistry

    Plant-powered plastics

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  7. Environment

    Swirling seas of plastic trash

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  8. Health & Medicine

    Sunlight worsens jet pollution

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  9. Animals

    Big fish in troubled waters

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  10. Oceans

    Sea changes

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  11. Climate

    A dire shortage of water

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  12. Environment

    An ocean view’s downside

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