Got a child looking at colleges? Or, are you looking for yourself? More and more, sustainability efforts may be one of the criteria you and others use to choose a “good” school. For several years, the Sustainable Endowments Institute has made the search for that information a little easier with the publication of its College Sustainability Report Card. The 2009 edition was released last week, and colleges and universities around the country are bragging (or not) about their “grades.”
The thinning of a gigantic glacier in Antarctica is accelerating, scientists warned today, calling the loss of ice “alarming.” The Pine Island Glacier in West Antarctica is losing ice four times as fast as it was a decade ago.