Annie Braun

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Globe poetry

It was the same life, more or less,<p>yet suddenly a flight itinerary represented<p>the most tangible indication of my fate.<p>From the air I saw mountains, forest,<p>lakes in which dissolved the notion<p>of ownership, and the sweet little Beechcraft<p>wagged its tail on landing<p>in a crosswind. My fellow …

Chicago Just Carried Out The Biggest Round Of School Closings In American History

Now, MSNBC reports, after a heavily protested meeting where multiple people had to be thrown out, the Chicago Board Of Education voted 4-2 to close 49 schools and one high school program in the largest round of school closures that a single American city has ever attempted.<p>At one point, a man …

Education

Amphibians dying off at alarming rate

Amphibians have roamed the Earth for 350 million years, but many species face extinction, a trend seen in a new federal survey of wildlife habitats nationwide.<p>Federal wildlife scientists report Wednesday that frogs, salamanders and toads are dying off at alarming rates nationwide, with the declines …

Associated Press News

Mount Everest Melting; Climate Change Likely To Blame, Say Researchers

For years, scientists have worried about the impact of climate change in the invaluable Himalayan region. Recent research seems to confirm worries that a warming world is melting one of Earth's most iconic, not to mention tallest, summits: Mount Everest.<p>The research was presented this week during a …

Monster Twisters Caught on Tape

At Least 19 Tornadoes Hit 3 States

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A pack of severe storms barreled through Oklahoma, Kansas, and Iowa on Sunday, bringing tornado …