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Why climate change is a problem for sea turtle sex


The environment plays an important role in influencing the reproductive cycles of sea turtles, making climate change shifts a growing concern for their future.
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A man walks by a farm in San Antonio de los Banos, Cuba, on Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014. Cuba, which had been pushing to attract more foreign investment in agriculture even before U.S. President Obama's announcement normalizing relations, could become a significant market for companies like Caterpillar Inc. Photographer: Bloomberg

What can we learn from Cuba’s organic farms?


After the fall of the Soviet Union, the government offered state-owned farms to anyone prepared to grow food to help feed the suffering population. Without pesticides, fertilizer or fuel for tractors, Cubans turned to organic farming. Continue reading

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The sun sets at Grand Canyon National Park in northern Arizona, April 14, 2015. Picture taken April 14.  REUTERS/Jim Urquhart  - RTR4XO9H

Navajo divided over plans for Grand Canyon aerial tram


Developers have proposed a project for a remote region of the Grand Canyon that has members of the Navajo Nation divided in opinion. Continue reading

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West Virginia students reveal how a chemical spill affected their community

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Students at Richwood High School in West Virginia reported on the importance of water quality in their community and the far-reaching effects of the chemical spill. Continue reading

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In the California Drought, What Is My Role? – Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

This lesson asks students to think critically about the effects of drought, their personal water use, and how best to conserve water. Continue reading


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