Ever wonder what happens to all those plastic straws, spoons, water bottles and bags we use just once and throw away? You might not think much of them once they’re in the trash, but they have quite an afterlife. Unfortunately, billions of pounds of plastic work their way through theRead More →

Iceland is often celebrated for its geothermal pools, breathtaking glaciers and amazing views of the northern lights. But it has another claim to fame: It is apparently the best place in the world to be a woman. For the last decade, the nation of roughly 350,000 people has topped theRead More →

The mission statement of the California Division of Juvenile Justice — which houses about 650 of the state’s most serious juvenile and young adult offenders — says that the agency’s aim is to use “effective treatment, education and interventions in order to encourage positive lifestyles, reduce recidivism, strengthen families andRead More →