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Global warming, climate change, environmental ethics: Free research on current environmental issues

Environmental issuesToday’s current environmental issues provoke a good deal of science, research and controversy. Questia, the premier online research and paper-writing tool, is a terrific resource for exploring the history of complex environmental topics such as climate change, global warming and sustainable development. According to the National Climatic Data Center, the first eight months of 2012 were the hottest ever recorded in the continental United States. Researchers at the U.S. National Snow and Ice Data Center have said a key indicator of climate change, arctic ice, has melted to its lowest level on record this year. Read more

Celebrate Earth Day with free environmentally-friendly reads

Celebrate Earth DayCelebrated by more than 175 countries, Earth Day is held every April 22nd and promotes appreciation of the Earth’s natural environment. To help increase awareness, we’re sharing the following books and articles on our top five most researched environmental topics, and making them free for a whole month!  

  1. Global WarmingCharacterized by an increase in the Earth’s average surface temperature, global warming is a worldwide phenomenon that has been reported on in everything from media outlets to scientific journals. Evidence of global warming includes an increase of 0.8° C (1.4° F) in the last 20th century with about two thirds of this increase occurring since 1980. Read more

The Effect of Your Environment, Part II

A Fine Mess

Albert Einstein is widely quoted as saying, “If a cluttered desk signs a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?” If you’ve used his words to defend your own messy ways at school, work, or other parts of your life, you might be hard-wired for disorder. And that can be a good thing. Read more