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How-to guide for sheltering pets during extreme weather events

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Thousands of evacuees sought refuge in Houston’s convention center during Hurricane Harvey, but their pets were not allowed in with them. New emergency service groups and animal shelters in Houston are taking a step to include animals and pets in disaster planning. Continue reading

Student Reporting Labs STEM Lesson Plan: Protecting green space through hands-on learning

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In this PBS NewsHour lesson, students take a hands-on approach to nature by exploring green spaces in their community. Continue reading

Fun facts about the 2017 solar eclipse

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August 21, 2017, will provide an out-of-this-world experience for millions of Americans when the moon passes between the sun and earth, climaxing with momentary darkness. This scientific event is called a solar eclipse. Continue reading

Antibiotics keep animals healthy, but some dangerous superbugs are resistant

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As high-density, industrial-scale livestock feeding operations become the norm, farmers have had to take extra steps to keep animals healthy. Illnesses and diseases grow and spread quickly when large numbers of similar animals are kept in close proximity. Continue reading

Lesson plan: How renewable energy inventions protect the environment

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In this PBS NewsHour lesson, students will explore inventions that harness the power of water to make electricity. Students will then sketch, model or build an invention that uses renewable energy and helps protect the environment. Continue reading

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