The Science of Sustainability

George Viebranz

George Viebranz

George Viebranz is a mathematics and science content specialist with ideastream’s Education Division. He spent 32 years as a mathematics and science teacher and curriculum supervisor before joining ideastream. He has worked on more than 50 television and radio productions focusing on the improvement of K-12 mathematics, science, engineering and technology education.

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How Were Fossil Fuels Formed?

How Were Fossil Fuels Formed?

In this activity you will learn more about how one fossil fuel — shale gas — formed thousands of feet beneath certain parts of the United States.

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How Does Hydraulic Fracturing Work?

How Does Hydraulic Fracturing Work?

Learn how engineers developed the techniques of hydraulic fracturing.

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Claims of Advocates: The Benefits of Hydraulic Fracturing

Claims of Advocates: The Benefits of Hydraulic Fracturing

Learn more about claims that hydraulic fracturing helps people.

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What Are the Challenges of Fracking Natural Shale Gas Reserves?

What Are the Challenges of Fracking Natural Shale Gas Reserves?

Learn about the concerns some people have about the practice of fracking.

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Energy and a Sustainable Future

Energy and a Sustainable Future

Learn about the sustainability efforts being developed.

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Building a Better Hose

Building a Better Hose

Depending on the atoms used and their arrangement, engineers and chemists use polymers to create almost anything from a soft toothbrush bristle to a tough bullet-proof vest.

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What’s So “Smart” About a Smart Home?

What’s So “Smart” About a Smart Home?

SmartHome Cleveland was designed to create a vision for sustainable technologies and practices that are available right now to people who are thinking about building or renovating their homes.

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Back from the Brink of Extinction: Habitat Map for the Lake Erie Watersnake

Back from the Brink of Extinction: Habitat Map for the Lake Erie Watersnake

On August 16, 2011 the Lake Erie watersnake became only the 23rd species to ever be removed, or “de-listed,” from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s list of endangered and threatened wildlife. So how did the Lake Erie Water Snake, or LEWS, beat the odds?

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