National Parks Week, Debating Paris, and More Food News
National Parks Are Free Through April 23!
National Park Week ends on April 23, so it's a good time to take advantage of your local parks. The National Parks Service has a lot of family-friendly events planned. Plus, it’s their 100th anniversary. Click here to learn more.
The Debate Begins: Will the U.S. Will Stay in the Paris Climate Change Agreement?
“President Donald Trump's most senior advisers will huddle next week to resolve long-simmering tensions over whether the United States should stay in the Paris climate change agreement, a major point of dispute between the moderate and nationalist wings of the White House.” – Politico. Trump is expected to make a final decision in May, 2017.
Earth Has Less Lake Water than We Thought
“The mean depth of lakes is 30 percent lower than previously estimated. Shallower lakes implies less fresh water and has consequences for our understanding of climate change and the carbon cycle.” – Eureka Alert
Must-See Documentary from PBS – Seed: The Untold Story
“More than a cautionary tale of ‘man against nature,’ SEED reveals the work of farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers who are fighting a David versus Goliath battle to defend the future of our food.” – PBS, Independent Lens
A Restaurant Dedicated to Grandma’s Cooking
“Enoteca Maria, located in the St. George section of Staten Island, hired Italian grandmothers as chefs when it opened almost a decade ago. Hailing from different regions of the country, the ‘Nonnas’ cook their own menus for hungry customers looking for a tasty meal with some nostalgia on the side.” – Global Citizen