The Atlantic has a garbage patch too…

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Researchers from the Sea Education Association have mapped concentrations of plastic waste in the Northern Atlantic Ocean and identified a ‘garbage patch’ similar in size to the one in the Pacific. Over 22 years, plastics were skimmed from the the ocean using surface plankton nets in more than 6000 locations. The concentration of plastic debris is measured for each square kilometer …

New-look home page.

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Your Maps101 home page has a fresh new look about it for the new school year. But don’t worry, all of your favorite features are still exactly where you left them, we just made the site easier to navigate and, hopefully, more fun to use. The main changes include -: Easier to read navigation buttons Bing/Maps101 explorer quick launch New …

Maps101 CEO Sarah Sinclair at ISTE2010

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At the end of June Maps101 exhibited at ISTE2010, and we were privileged enough to meet with Tom Lapping, who interviewed her for eSchool News. This was Sarah’s first engagement with Maps101 since becoming CEO earlier this year. The day was a hectic one – flying return from Santa Barbara to Denver on a Monday can never be easy, however …

New species of Monkey discovered in South America

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Conservation International announced yesterday the discovery of a new species of Titi Monkey in Colombia. The delight in the discovery is also tinged with concern, however, as scientists believe that the destruction of their natural forest habitat has placed them in extreme danger of extinction. The Callicebus caquetensis was first observed in the area more than 30 years ago by …

Debris threatens worlds largest dam.

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The world’s biggest Dam, on China’s Yangtze river, has been clogged by thousands of tonnes of garbage following heavy rain and flooding. The intense flooding, reportedly China’s worst in 10 years, have claimed hundreds of lives and now threatens the operation of the dam and the hydroelectric power it was created to provide as a layer of trash more that …

Huge river found under the Mediterranean Sea

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Scientists have revealed details of  a huge undersea river carrying as much water as the Mississippi at its peak flow. The river has been found flowing  from the Mediterranean Sea in Europe through the Straights of the Bosphorous, into the Black Sea. The river water is made up of dense salt water and sediment which flows as a river underneath …

Cameras capture rare wildlife footage in Borneo.

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Conservationists working in the jungles of Borneo have captured video footage of a number of rare creatures, including a hairy nosed otter (Luma Sumatrana). As its description suggests, the otter has a hairy nose, with a white chin and flat tail, and weigh up to 13lbs. They feed mainly on fish but their lives have been threatened by hunting, for …

ISTE 2010: Reflections from Educator Scott Wilson

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Maps101 is visually stunning – with every activity arriving online in amazing high-resolution clarity. But the cartographers, geographers, and teachers who create all of the lessons in Maps101 are just as committed to the content as they are to the presentation, so all of the activities are exciting, relevant, and current.