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How to Find a Homeschool teacher in Northeast Ohio – Examiner

Over the last 1-2 decades homeschooling has become a popular choice with parents interested in finding the optimal educational enviroment for their child. According to the State of Ohio Homeschooling Regulations and Ohio …
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Pittsburgh showing itself off Ecology Association of America – Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Once described as “hell with the lid off,” Pittsburgh is serving as a model for restoring nature for thousands of environmentalists visiting this week. About 4,500 people are attending the annual meeting of the …
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Is it the 10 Count for the Rainforests?

Is this inevitable or do we have an opportunity to make a change now?  Do we have enough sense to actually want to make a change?

BY THE end of the century, up to 82 per cent of today’s tropical forests could be damaged by a combination of climate change and local destruction.

Gregory Asner of Stanford University in California, and colleagues, tried to calculate where the effects of climate change, logging and other causes of deforestation will impact upon forest ecosystems.
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Navi Mumbai airport to cause environmental damage: Ramesh

Environment minister Jairam Ramesh on Saturday disfavoured the proposed Navi Mumbai Airport saying it would have serious environmental implication and suggested an alternative site for the second airport in Mumbai.
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Preservation group restoring historic ‘Bug Light’ – Abington Mariner

Of the many landmarks in historic Plymouth, one literally stands alone as a comforting beacon. It also stands in need of a fresh coat of paint. Duxbury Pier Light, or “Bug Light” as it is more commonly known, rises …
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Marginal Performance at US Ecology – Motley Fool

Margins matter. The more US Ecology (Nasdaq: ECOL ) keeps of each buck it earns in revenue, the more money it has to invest in growth, fund new strategic plans, or (gasp!) distribute to shareholders. That’s …
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Are the Russian Fires and Pakistan Floods Linked?

What if they are connected?  What if this is what we have to look forward as our weather patterns change globaly?

They’re raging a continent apart, but two deadly natural disasters—the Russian wildfires and the Pakistan floods—may be connected by the Asian monsoon, one of the most powerful atmospheric forces on the planet, scientists say.

That’s because the monsoon—a seasonal wind system that brings rain and floods to Pakistan and much of the rest of Asia in summer—also drives the circulation of air as far away as Europe, said Kevin Trenberth, a senior scientist at the Boulder, Colorado-based National Center for Atmospheric Research.
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Flying Squid?

Can squid fly? Well photos show that they are launching themselves out of the water on water jets!  Need any more proof that the earth is amazing?

Marine biologist Silvia Maciá was boating on the north coast of Jamaica in the summer of 2001 when she noticed something soar out of the sea. At first she thought it was a member of the flying fish family—a group of marine fish that escape predators by breaking the water’s surface at great speed and gliding through the air on unusually large pectoral fins. But after tracing the creature’s graceful arc for a few seconds, Maciá realized this was no fish. It was a squid—and it was flying.

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