NY School for Interior Design
Environmental Science 271

Spring 2018
Wednesdays 6:00 to 7:45pm

Thomas Walter



Syllabus (updated: 3/27/18)

Documentary Assignments


New Species of Penguin Found

A Giant US Retail Corporation Just Filed a
Patent For Autonomous Robot Bees

In Africa, War Over Water Looms As Ethiopia
Nears Completion Of Nile River Dam

This Mutant Crayfish Clones Itself

Fracking Video

*** Science in America - Neil deGrasse Tyson ***

How to Defeat Those Who Are Waging War on Science

Canadian bacteria-like fossils called oldest evidence of life

The Evolution of Bacteria on a “Mega-Plate” Petri Dish

Possible Answer to Antibiotic Resistance

Proof of evolution that you can find on your body

How long will we be able to afford water?

Earth Sets a Temperature Record for the Third Straight Year - NY Times 1/19/17

From biomass to nuclear: The evolution of American energy usage since 1776

First power drawn from tidal turbines
off the coast of Scotland

New Wind Turbine That Looks Like A Tree

Salton Sea Geothermal Could Save the Colorado River

Colorado River Tops 2013 Endangered Waterways List

Water Resiliency in the Western US (web, pdf)

Wolves Reintroduced to Yellowstone - Trophic Cascade

Nevada Solar Tower Project

A Green NYC - NYTimes Column 

Earth The Climate Wars - Episode 1: Battle Begins

Earth The Climate Wars - Episode 2: Fight Back

Earth The Climate Wars - Episode 3: Fight for the Future