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  • Summer, Cities, and Nature

    I love summertime. I also live in a city, and sometimes it can be hard to get my fill of the open outdoors. As we come to the last month of the summer season, does anyone have any ideas of how urban dwellers can get t...
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    • White House Solar Panels

      This week, the White House reportedly starting installing solar panels. The panels are supposed to pay themselves off within eight years due to the savings in energy cost. Does this step by the First Family indicate t...
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      • Travel Photos?

        National Geographic just revealed the winners of the 2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest! Do you have any beautiful snapshots from your own journeys abroad? Or have you ever visited anywhere that was breat...
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        • Tourists v. Preservations

          The hot topic among development studies researchers is the tourist industry. Can developing countries preserve their country's unique biodiversity and cultural practices by making them available to tourists? Will the ...
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          • Seagulls Gone Wild

            Check out this story about seagulls gone wild! Apparently, due to high temperatures, larger ant populations have appeared, and seagulls have noticed! The gulls are eating the ants, packed with formic acid, and becomin...
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            • Ugly, Strange, and Fascinating Animals

              The deep sea anglerfish is one of the ugliest animals ever discovered, but it's also one of the most fascinating! Its methods for finding food, swallowing food, and especially reproducing are mind-blowing. What is eve...
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              • Heatwave!

                Wow! If you live in North America, you know that this week has been HOT! You've come to realize the importance of air conditioning, and for some, the importance of water. Do you have any suggestions on how to deal wit...
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              • Africa's "Turkana Boy"

                Today is the anniversary of one of the most important paleoanthropological finds in history. In 1984, a team lead by Richard Leaky discovered the oldest hominid remains that have ever been found: 1.5 MILLION years old...
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                • Maps in the Classroom

                  I have noticed that whenever I'm hosting an activity for kids that involves maps, the kids are completely mesmerized! I find maps fascinating, and I think other people do too! The problem, in my opinion, is simply tha...
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                  • What does exile mean in cyberspace?

                    If you've been following the news, you know that Edward Snowden is narrowing down his options to find asylum outside of the United States. In the olden days, political maps were pretty true to their word. If you were ...
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                    • Endangered Inequity

                      While 71% of the Earth is covered by oceans, less than 10% of the animals protected under the Endangered Species Act are marine animals. What is the cause of this huge divide in our animal protection plan? Do we simpl...
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                      • Defining "Nation"

                        With July 4th looming, it's an interesting time to consider what it actually means to be a nation. Is a nation simply a county with political borders? Are these broders defined by physical geography or human geography...
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                        • Croatia and the European Union

                          Today, Croatia officially became the 28th member state of the European Union. It is the second former Yugaslav republic to join the EU, after Slovenia in 2004, and Croatia promises to encourage other Balkan states to ...
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                          • What is this "Citizen Science" Thing?

                            I have been hearing so much recently about citizen science. It's an awesome initiative to not only get students connected with nature and the outdoors, but also to get them involved with science and environmental prot...
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                            • Dead Zone Ahead

                              A forecast this week predicted that the largest dead zone ever recorded may appear in the Gulf of Mexico this summer. Flood water coming from the Midwest is supposed to bring high amounts of agricultural runoff into t...
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                              • Uttarakhand Monsoon Flooding

                                If you've been following the news, you might have heard about the devastating monsoon flooding happening right now in India's northern state of Uttarakhand. Monsoon flooding is an interesting dilemma. The monsoon is n...
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