QUEST Community Science Blog
Forty percent of the food produced in the U.S. goes uneaten. From "farm to fork", there are many reasons for food waste, including consumer demand for perfect produce and confusion over expiration dates printed on packaged foods. This massive waste occurs as one in six Americans struggles with hunger every day, even in affluent regions such as Silicon Valley.
As an alternative to the landfill, some companies now recycle contaminated rock shavings left over from drilling for natural gas.
Sustainability Career Clusters Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Agribusiness Systems Pathways Your City, Your Food The Roots of the Carbon Cycle Why Soil Matters Environmental Service Systems Pathways Balancing Act: Otters, Urchins, and Kelp Ocean Acidification Pteropods Very Small and Very Important The Cost of Water What is An Aquifer? Groundwater, Beneath the Surface Groundwater […]
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Disciplinary Core Ideas Physical sciences Matter and Its Interactions Structure and Properties of Matter Chemical Reactions Nuclear Processes Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions Forces and Motion Types of Interactions Stability and Instability in Physical Systems Energy Definitions of Energy Conservation of Energy and Energy Transfer Relationship between Energy and Forces Energy in Chemical Processes […]
Crosscutting Concepts Patterns Cause and Effect Ocean Acidification: The Basics Balancing Act: Otters, Urchins, and Kelp How Does Hydraulic Fracturing Work? Claims of the Advocates: The Benefits of Hydraulic Fracturing What are the Challenges of Fracking Natural Shale Gas Reserves? Energy and A Sustainable Future Pteropods Very Small and Very Important Scale, Proportion, and Quantity […]
How leaf-cutter ants and fungus gardens could provide the model for sustainably producing biofuels.