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Ebola in the News | Second Ebola Diagnosis Shows Danger for Health Workers

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During the 2014 Ebola outbreak in Western Africa, PBS NewsHour interviewed registered nurse Katy Roemer and history of medicine Professor Howard Markel on the dangers of Ebola for U.S. health workers.

Use this collection of news stories and resources from the PBS NewsHourto understand the Ebola outbreak in Western Africa.

Arctic Thaw | PBS Newshour

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Alert students to the environmental crisis in the Arctic with this PBS NewsHour video and educational resource from September 18, 2013.  Glaciers in the Arctic are now melting at a faster pace than they were only a few years ago, damaging wildlife habitats and opening up potentially dangerous new shipping lanes.

Colorado Towns Struggle for Control over Fracking | PBS Newshour

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Update your students on the controversy surrounding fracking with this video and educational materials from PBS NewsHour from September 8, 2014. We suggest using the interactive website ExploreShale.org to engage and support student learning about process of fracking. Check out more teaching resources at PBS NewsHour Extra