ENVIRONMENT Thousands of South Pacific islanders will leave for permanent resettlement as one of the most active volcanoes in the world gets ready to rumble. (Guardian) Why is the South Pacific erupting? Use our resource to learn a little about the Ring of Fire. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources, including today’s MapMaker Interactive map. Discussion Ideas Manaro Voui is a … Continue reading Island of No Return. Literally.
ENVIRONMENT The small island archipelago has pledged to obtain 100% of its electricity from renewable resources by 2025. (Quartz) Use our resources to download and print a map of Cape Verde, learn about renewable energy, and imagine how to modernize the concept of an electrical grid. We’ve got you covered on this one! Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our … Continue reading Cape Verde Will Run on 100% Renewable Energy in Less Than a Decade
ENVIRONMENT Landslides are terrifying and dangerous for anyone caught up in them, but they may also have helped life spread around the world. (BBC Earth) What is a landslide? Use our reference resource to learn more. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas New research links mega-landslides to the way plants and other living things colonize … Continue reading Landslides Help Explain How Life Reaches Remote Islands
SCIENCE A new study indicates a small breeding population may have doomed the last woolly mammoths, a theory that could change how we think about conservation efforts today. (Christian Science Monitor) Should we resurrect the woollies? How would we maintain the genetic diversity that is crucial to healthy populations? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit, including today’s … Continue reading Sad Last Stand of the Woolly Mammoth
WORLD Research shows that red deer were brought to Scottish islands by early explorers, but the question remains: where did the Neolithic colonists come from? (Guardian) Use today’s MapMaker Interactive map to better understand these maritime migrations across the North Sea. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit, including today’s MapMaker Interactive map. Discussion Ideas Exciting new research … Continue reading Riddle of the Red Deer