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News Release 09-079

Students Least Informed about Environmental Science Are Most Optimistic

NSF-funded researcher looks at knowledge and attitudes about the environment among 15-year-olds who took part in the latest Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)

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Photo of a person standing underneath a natural ice arch in Antarctica.

A person stands underneath a natural arch in a glacier at Norsel Point, Anvers Island, Antarctica. The National Science Foundation funds and manages the U.S. Antarctic Program, which carries forward the Nation's goals of supporting the Antarctic Treaty, fostering cooperative research with other nations, protecting the Antarctic environment, and developing measures to ensure only equitable and wise use of resources

Credit: Glenn Grant, National Science Foundation

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