Showing 2 results for:

environmental science

by Topic

All results

New York Man Gets $125,000 For Reporting Idling Vehicles

The process of “watching and telling”(otherwise known as snitching) is paying off for one New York man. In 2019, former Mayor Bill de Blasio enacted the Citizens Air Complaint Program . According to the program’s website, the policy is intended to help cut down on idling emissions from gasoline and diesel motor vehicle which are known contributors to health-related impacts, including asthma, respiratory and cardiovascular harm. The policy is also an attempt to be a solution to climate change. In order to provide an incentive to this program, local citizens who are willing to report commercial idle vehicles ( school buses, commercial fleet, etc.) can receive a reward in the form of money. The witness of these idle vehicles would have to record the time that it sits idle. If the vehicle is in a school zone, the witness would need to record it for one minute. If it is not in a school zone, then the recording time increases to three minutes. To round out this process, a picture of the...

Apr 13, 2022

Black STEM 'Jeanius' Earns Master's Degree in Environmental Science at 14

Chicago teen genius Dorothy Jean Tillman has always excelled. At eight-months-old, she began talking, and by age four, she was doing math. Now, at 14, the STEM-focused teen has earned a master’s degree in sustainable science and environmental planning reports Rolling Out . View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ankobea Ama Akuffo (Dorothy Jean Tillman) (@dorothyjeanius) In an interview, Tillman says she began her college career after completing her high school courses at nine-years-old. “I was finishing up high school courses and starting with my associates, and I got that [degree] when I was about to turn 11,” she said. “Moving on from there, since a lot of the associate course hours count for your bachelor’s, I had a good head start when I started my bachelor’s. By the time I was 12, I had my bachelor’s in humanities.” Looking ahead toward a bright future, Tillman dreams to open a STEM lab for kids. She’s also considering continuing her education to further her career in...

May 21, 2020