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Hurricane Irma: Determining the road to recovery and the role of climate change

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Seven million Floridians remain without power along with 1.5 million people in Georgia and millions more in the Caribbean after Hurricane Irma struck those areas over the last week. Continue reading

Lesson plan: Invent your own device to battle invasive species

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Stunning fish who were once kept as pets are destroying Florida’s coral reef ecosystem. In this PBS NewsHour lesson plan, students will learn how scientists are using a new invention, a lionfish zapping robot, to combat this harmful invasive species. They will then create their own invention to ward off invasive species in their community or region. Continue reading

A new underwater vista requires art lovers to take a dive

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Visitors must don scuba gear in order to explore a new art gallery located 90 feet below the surface. The exhibit is made up of 12 photo illustrations mounted on the sunken remains of a WWII-era ship in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Continue reading

‘Girls Court’ provides alternatives to prison for delinquent girls

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A court experiment in Florida attempts to help delinquent girls by promoting rehabilitation rather than incarceration. Continue reading

Wave of undocumented students challenges schools

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The increased number of unaccompanied minors entering the U.S. has challenged school systems by swelling enrollment numbers. Continue reading

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