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April 13, 2011
Spring is starting to poke its head out of its Winter slumber in the Northern Hemisphere. Do you expect this summer to be hotter than usual, or less hot than usual?
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March 16, 2011
Christchurch Earthquake
By Molli Sati

Tuesday, February 22 an earthquake hit Christchurch, New Zealand. The quake has claimed a number of lives and caused extensive damage.

Some schools are tents now because of this disastrous earthquake.

165 are already confirmed dead as search and rescue continues their work.

I want everybody in Christchurch to know that we are thinking of them in this difficult time.
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Please post your messages of support to the earthquake victims in New Zealand and Japan here!
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February 16, 2011
Scientists are currently working on a jet-engine-shaped wind turbine that could make wind turbines four times as efficient as they are now! Do you think wind power could someday be as effective as solar power? Why or why not?
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January 19, 2011
Mass deaths of birds and fish in the thousands have been reported all around the world in January. What do you think the cause is?
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December 15, 2010
Recent studies are showing that the gradual loss of the Greenland ice sheet has more to do with short term extremes in weather than with gradual global warming. How does this affect your views on Climate Change?
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November 17, 2010
The state of Florida recently announced that it will build the United States' first true high-speed train. What do you think of trains as an energy-saving mode of mass transit?
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October 20, 2010
Researches say they've found alarming levels of cancer-causing toxins in the waters affected by the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. How concerned are you about the long-lasting effects of the oil spill?
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September 15, 2010
Scientists say that the oil from the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster has disappeared faster than expected because of a large amount of oil-eating bacteria. Do you believe this theory? Why or why not?
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August 18, 2010
A U.S. Geological Survey study of glaciers in the United States shows that major glaciers in Alaska and Washington State have shrunk by large amounts in the past 15 years. What do you think is the cause?
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July 21, 2010
According to the EPA, biodiesel--a fuel produced from waste greases, animal fats and agricultural oils--reduces greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 86 percent compared to fuel made from oil. Should we be using more biodiesel in our cars? What do you think?
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June 9, 2010
Oil continues to pour into the Gulf of Mexico! How do you think BP and the government should fix this problem?
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May 19, 2010
The Gulf of Mexico is still suffering from a huge oil spill that is devastating the environment off America's coast! What kind of effect do you think this will have on oil drilling worldwide?
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April 7, 2010
Researchers have found that fish are beginning to consume plastic from the Plastic Trash Vortex, a spot in the Pacific Ocean where plastic waste gathers. The plastic in turn can get eaten by humans who eat the fish! What should be done about this problem?
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March 17, 2010
A recent study indicated that wind turbines could actually contribute to global warming by reducing the flow of the wind, if turbines were installed on a large scale. Do you think this is a good reason to slow down and not install as many turbines around the world? Why or why not?
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February 17, 2010
Scientists are currently working on a jet-engine-shaped wind turbine that could make wind turbines four times as efficient as they are now! Do you think wind power could someday be as effective as solar power? Why or why not?
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January 18, 2010
The recent earthquake in Haiti left the country devastated and damaged. What should the rest of the world do to help?
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December 15, 2009
The US Government is planning a series of tax credits for people who buy zero-emission electric cars. Is your family planning on buying an electric car in 2010? Why or why not?
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November 17, 2009
Experts are reporting that the United States is using less water today than it did in 1975. What do you do at home to save water?
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October 27, 2009
The Nations of Europe have a signed a pact pledging to cut CO2 emissions by 95% by the year 2050. Should other countries follow their lead? Why or why not?
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September 16, 2009
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, this summer in the United States was the 34th-coolest on record. Does this mean that global warming and climate change have stopped? Why or why not?
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August 19, 2009
A U.S. Geological Survey study of glaciers in the United States shows that major glaciers in Alaska and Washington State have shrunk by large amounts in the past 15 years. What do you think is the cause?
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July 23, 2009
Current laws being discussed in the US Congress that would fight climate change is estimated to cost each American taxpayer about $175 in higher energy and prices. Is fighting climate change worth the cost?
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June 16, 2009
A California family recently had their house torn down, and instead of sending the materials to a landfill, donated all the material to be used in the building of new homes. What are some ways that new homes can use materials from old ones?
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May 19, 2009
The Grey Wolf was recently taken off the United States' endangered species list because it's population has grown in recent years. Which other animals would you like to see taken off the list next?
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April 14, 2009
Experts in Britain say that two consecutive summers of excessive rainfall have harmed many species of butterfly, and if this summer is not sunnier, some may go extinct. What should be done to prevent this?
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March 25, 2009
Scientists in Australia warn that thanks to climate change, the country can expect more of the huge wildfires that are resulting from extremely dry conditions. What can be done to prevent huge wildfires in Australia in the future?
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February 18, 2009
The German government wants to try to combat global warming by ''fertilizing'' part of the ocean with iron to create an algae bloom so large that it absorbs excess CO2 from the air and takes it into the ocean bottom when the bloom dies and sinks. Other organizations say that much algae could cause large oxygen-free ''dead zones'' in the ocean where fish couldn't live. Do you think causing a giant algae bloom is a good way to combat global warming? Why or why not?
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January 28, 2009
A recent study sponsored by the US government states that even if the world is able to stop all carbon dioxide emissions, global warming could continue for another 1000 years! What can we do right now to minimize the effects as much as possible?
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January 5, 2009
Buildings in New York City are installing small wind turbines on their roofs to use wind power in their homes. Do you think small turbines would be enough to power your home? Why or why not?
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October 29, 2008
Scientists are predicting that in 2008, the Arctic ice cap will be at its lowest level ever, threatening animals like polar bears who live on the ice. What can humans do to restore the ice cap?
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September 29, 2008
Tokyo Electric Power Co. is setting up recharging stations for electric cars all over Tokyo, Japan next year. Would your family drive a fully electric car if this were done in your country?
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July 21, 2008
Airlines around the world are looking for ways to save fuel and money by making their flights more energy efficient. Some examples include flying at slower speeds and making planes weigh less by carrying less water and using lighter drink carts. What are some ways your parents can save fuel while driving?
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June 19, 2008
The South Korean village of Donggwang is now powered entirely by solar energy. What can you do to encourage more solar energy use in your home town?
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April 24, 2008
A recent study showed that certain cities in the United States have tap water that contains traces of prescription drugs in it. Where does your family get its drinking water: straight from the tap, through a water filter, or bottled from the store?
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April 8, 2008
How do you plan to celebrate Earth Day this year?
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March 20, 2008
A new study says that Lake Mead, which lies between Arizona and Nevada, may go dry by 2021 if current warming trends and levels of water usage continue. What can we do to reduce water usage and save the lake?
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February 21, 2008
Scientists at the University of California have suggested that one method of combating Global Warming could involve engineering crops with shiny leaves that would reflect the sun's heat back into space. What do you think of this idea?
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December 17, 2007
Many newspapers are printing articles that suggest a variety of energy efficient presents for the Holiday season, including a solar-powered cell phone charger. What are some ways that you can promote energy efficiency during the Holidays?
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October 30, 2007
How would you tell your classmates about the importance of energy efficiency?
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October 4, 2007
Only 1% of plastic bags are recycled worldwide, and the rest can stay in landfills for a very long time.

What advice would you give to others about reducing their use of plastic bags?
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August 24, 2007
Kids all over the world are learning different ways to be energy efficient and are telling their parents what they can do to be more energy efficient around the house.
What energy efficient tips are you giving to your parents?
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July 23, 2007
A sports team in Colorado is fighting climate change. One way they do this is by giving people $2.00 off admission price if they come to a game riding a bicycle instead of a car.
What advice would you give to this team on how else their fans fight climate change?
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June 12, 2007
In early June, the leaders of the top 8 industrial nations (including the United States) agreed on a goal to try to cut greenhouse gas emissions in half by the year 2050.
If you could talk to our world leaders, what advice would you give them to reach this goal?
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May 17, 2007
A group of mayors from big cities around the world have agreed to change some of the old buildings in their cities so they use less energy. Using less energy will mean less CO2 is created, which is good for the planet. Using less energy also saves money, which is good for businesses.
What are ways you think buildings can be more energy efficient?
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April 25, 2007
Much of the electricity we use comes from power plants that produce CO2. Carbon dioxide (CO2) may be changing the Earth's climate in a harmful way. When we use less electricity, the power plants will make less CO2.
What can you do to save electricity?
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March 5, 2007
British billionaire Richard Branson recently said that he would give $25 million dollars to anyone who could invent a way to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. Scientists think that greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide (CO2) may change the Earth's climate in a harmful way.
Can you think of a way to get rid of CO2 in the atmosphere?
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