Answer FIVE Geography questions each week based on major news events.

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U.S. says it will stay in Black Sea despite Russian warning

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‘Net neutrality’ court decision bars ‘fast lanes’ and ‘slow lanes’ for different web content

Good news for web users (virtually everyone, in other words): A federal appeals court agrees with the government that broadband internet connections are as essential as phone and electric service. That means high-speed online service must be ava...

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Philadelphia passed a tax on soda and sugary drinks last week, making it the largest city in the country to do so. The measure is pretty sweeping. It not only affects sodas — regular and diet — but "sugar-added" and "artificially sweetened beverages," including energy drinks, tea and juices. Berkeley, California, was the first city to pass a soda tax in 2014. But Philadelphia's measure is expected to have a bigger impact on soda taxes across the country because of the city's size.

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A new lesson from the Fighting With Food project guides middle and high school students through the chemistry of how metals get into water, the toxicity of lead, and how nutrition can help combat the health effects of lead exposure.

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Will delegates try to dump Trump?

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This week's word in the news: JAYWALKING


Walking across a street outside of marked cross-walks and not at a corner, and/or against a signal light.

A jaywalking pedestrian died early Sunday when a Cadillac Escalade slammed into him as he crossed East Colfax Avenue in a dimly lit area, Aurora police said.
The Denver Post -- 06/20/2016

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Tundra - Clipping

Science Diarist Ted Schuur is in Alaska's northern latitudes, using ordinary garden clippers and canning jars to conduct cutting edge climate research.

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-- Jun 24, 2016

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Diversity, multiculturalism, worldwide events. You'll find plenty for classroom discussions in this listing of events.

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The National Wildlife Federation lesson plans are designed to introduce students to life science, ecology, wildlife biology, scientific identification and observation. All lesson plans are aligned to the National Science Education Standards and organized by grade level.

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