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Five Years Later, What Were the Effects of the BP Oil Spill?

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Explore the long-term effects of the BP oil spill off the coast of Louisiana with this video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour from April 20, 2015.

Cleanup Continues at Japan Power Plant Five Years After Tsunami | PBS NewsHour

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See what progress has been made at Fukushima five years after the tsunami with this video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour from March 11, 2016.

Can Coastal Tides Power America?

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Help students understand how underwater turbines turn tides into clean, renewable energy with this PBS NewsHour video and educational resource from September 16th, 2013.

How Lead Went from Household Staple to Dangerous Toxin | PBS NewsHour

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Learn why lead exposure is still a concern throughout the country with this video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour from October 12, 2016.

Kenya Takes on E-Waste Problem

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Used electronics are one of the fastest growing sources of waste globally, and it is estimated that 15,000 tons of used computers and mobile phones are shipped to Kenya every year. Today, Kenya is trying to tackle the problem by building the country’s first electronics recycling hub.

Use these PBS NewsHour resources to inform students about the massive e-waste challenge created by the United States and other developed nations and how countries like Kenya are capitalizing on it.

Potential to Revive Extinct Animals Raises Ethical Questions

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Researchers are working to bring back extinct animals, like the woolly mammoth and passenger pigeon, operating under the belief that reviving such species could restore vanishing habitats. However, many biologists suggest these efforts should focus on endangered, rather than extinct, species. For further background and materials to support student understanding of the issue see the Teacher’s Guide, Student Handout, and Informational Text in Support Materials.

CDC Racing to Stop Ebola

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Take an inside look at the fight against Ebola at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with this video and educational materials from PBS NewsHour from October 8, 2014.

Burlington is First U.S. City to Hit 100 Percent Renewable Energy

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Find out how Burlington, VT is using 100 percent renewable energy with this video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour from February 1, 2015.

SpaceX’s Successful Rocket Landing Marks New Chapter for Space Exploration | PBS NewsHour

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Find out why Monday's SpaceX rocket launch was significant with this video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour from December 22, 2015.

Scientists Use 3-D Printers to Recreate Largest Dinosaur Ever | PBS NewsHour

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Learn about a newly-discovered dinosaur and the technology scientists used to recreate it with this video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour from January 17, 2016.

#IceBucketChallenge Raises $62 Million for ALS Research

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Update your students on the social media trend raising money for ALS research with this video and educational materials from PBS NewsHour from August 22, 2014.

Robot Submersible Takes Technology to the Bottom of the Ocean in Search of Flight 370

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Have your students learn about the mission to find Malaysia Airlines flight 370 with this PBS NewsHour video and educational materials from April 15, 2014. Search crews prepared a robot submersible to dive deep into the Indian Ocean six days after the last known signal from what may be the recorder from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane. For further background and materials to support student understanding of the issue see the Teacher’s Guide, Student Handout, and Informational Text in Support Materials.

Which Comes First, Hydrogen-Powered Cars or the Fueling Stations?

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Learn about the cars of tomorrow and hydrogen power with this PBS NewsHour video and educational resource from May 21, 2014. After spending more than a decade and billions of dollars on developing zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, carmakers are planning to release their models in California. But despite the state’s large demand for cars and tough air quality standards, California lacks a network of fueling stations.

Obama Vetoes Keystone Pipeline Expansion

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Go inside the debate over the Keystone Pipeline expansion with this video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour from February 24, 2015.

Ebola Vaccine Begins Human Trials

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Update your students on the latest developments in the fight against Ebola with this video and educational materials from PBS NewsHour from August 28, 2014. Researchers plan to start testing an Ebola vaccine on humans in the wake of the disease’s worst
outbreak ever.

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