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Madagascar

Madagascar

Hawaii, the most remote island chain on Earth, offers sanctuary for wildlife that has reached its tropical shores. From humpback whales to waterfall-climbing fish, it's home to an extraordinary wealth of wildlife.

A to Z: How Writing Changed the World

A to Z: How Writing Changed the World

A to Z: How Writing Changed the World
Just as handwritten records changed how societies work, the printing press transformed the spread of information, igniting the Industrial Revolution. How did technologies–from pen to paper to printing press—make it all possible?

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Hacking Your Mind

The Wings of Angels

The Wings of Angels

The Wings of Angels
Find out why hacking for good may be the most important scientific discovery of this century, and learn how to hack your mind to improve your life and the lives of your family and friends.

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River Influence
The health of the Great Lakes is inextricably linked to the health of the rivers that feed them.

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Undercover in the Jungle

Undercover in the Jungle

Join two of our country's most accomplished storytellers, Ken Burns and Isabel Wilkerson, as they discuss the complexities of the American narrative and how grappling with the past might lead us forward.

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  • Policy Expert Q&A: Keep advocating with elected officials for safe drinking water
    on September 30, 2020

    The Flint water crisis that made national and international headlines was a failure on many levels, according to University of Chicago Professor Sabina Shaikh. Particularly, it was a public policy failure, Shaikh told Great Lakes Now in an interview, and the failure in Flint put a spotlight on environmental injustices. Read Now at Great Lakes Now.

  • Trash Fish: Marine debris becomes sculptures at Great Lakes aquariums and museums
    on September 29, 2020

    An array of more than 80 marine-debris-turned-art works will be making another Great Lakes stop, adding a lake sturgeon sculpture when it’s installed at a Wisconsin site next year. Made entirely of plastic trash, these larger-than-life figures have realistic designs. They come as part of the traveling exhibit, Washed Ashore, which aims to educate people about plastic pollution. Read Now at Great Lakes Now.

  • Opposition team criticizes Enbridge plans for oil tunnel
    on September 28, 2020

    By John Flesher, AP Environmental Writer TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Enbridge’s plans for drilling an oil pipeline tunnel beneath a channel linking two of the Great Lakes do not meet industry standards and pose significant hazards to workers and the environment, experts who reviewed project documents on behalf of opposition groups said Monday. Read Now at Great Lakes Now.

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