Wednesday, August 27, 2008

What a Difference a Day Makes: Superfund365

What do your students know--if anything--about the world they're poised to inherit? Sure, they're filing into a high school class to meet state requirements for their education but how much do they know about the environment they'll one day be responsible for safeguarding? Do they care? Do your students know where the presidential candidates stand on environmental issues? What about their parents? What about you?

Even if you don't teach Environmental Science make a point to check out Superfund365. Why? Each day since September 1, 2007, Superfund365 has been visiting a toxic site currently active in the Superfund program run by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This unsettling online archive consists of almost a years worth of visualizations of some of the worst toxic sites in the United States. That's somewhere around a quarter of the total number--YIKES!--on the Superfund's National Priorities List (NPL).

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