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Uncontacted Indians of Acre State, Brazil

Changing Planet<p><b>‘In the forest, we see with our ears,’ says José Carlos Meirelles, an expert on Brazil’s last uncontacted tribes.</b><p>During his recent expeditions into the remote rainforest of Acre state, contacted Indians told him that uncontacted Indians imitate different animals to express …

Earth Day 2014: How It Became a Global Environmental Event

Gina McCarthy, EPA chief, talks about Earth Day and how it became a global environmental event that on April 22 will include a billion people.<p>More than a billion people around the world will celebrate Earth Day on April 22, 2014—the 44th anniversary of the annual day of action.<p>Earth Day began in …

Pictures: World's Iconic Buildings Go Dark for Earth Hour

Iconic buildings go dark to raise awareness around energy consumption and climate change.<p>The bright green lights that typically illuminate the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur—the tallest twin buildings in the world—were turned off for a recent Earth Hour—an annual event aimed at raising awareness …

Geography in the News: The Gulf of Mexico’s Dead Zone

Changing Planet<p><i>By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner,</i> <i>Geography in the NewsTM</i><p><b>The Gulf’s Growing Dead Zone</b><p>With rising demand over the past decade for the corn-based fuel additive ethanol, American farmers have grown more corn than at any time since World War II. Unfortunately, the nitrogen …

4 Sky Events This Week: A Cosmic Kite and the King of Planets

Changing Planet<p>In an artist’s impression, this red giant star as viewed from a nearby scorched planet is similar to the bright evening star Arcturus, now visible in the spring skies. Credit: ESO/L.Calcada<p><b>As springtime winds begin to blow, a giant celestial kite sets sail, riding high in the night</b> …

7 Crippling Parenting Behaviors That Keep Children From Growing Into Leaders

<i>Part of a new series on Parenting for Success</i><p>While I spend my professional time now as a career success coach, writer, and leadership trainer, I was a marriage and family therapist in my past, and worked for several years with couples, families, and children. Through that experience, I witnessed a …

Q&A: Youngest Man to Ski to South Pole Is Also Fastest

19-year-old Yale student uses expedition to highlight climate issues.<p>Parker Liautaud arrived at the South Pole on December 24, 2013, and finally got to act like a typical teenager—he got to sleep in. And while there were no traditional holiday celebrations at the southernmost spot on Earth, …

"Lost" New England Revealed by High-Tech Archaeology

An airborne-scanning technology called LiDAR can peer through forest cover.<p><b>New England's woody hills and dales hide a secret—they weren't always forested. Instead, many were once covered with colonial roads and farmsteads.</b><p>This "lost" New England of the colonial era has started to emerge, thanks to …

Thanksgiving 2013: What to Know About Turkey Day

Get the lowdown on holiday history, travel, football, feasting, and more.<p>Thanksgiving is almost upon us—but how much do you know about America's favorite day to eat turkey?<p>Here's the lowdown on Thanksgiving history, holiday travel, football, feasting, and more.<p><b>Thanksgiving Dinner: Recipe for Food</b> …

Thanksgivukkah Is Rare Mash-Up of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah

It turns out Thanksgiving and Hanukkah have a lot in common, even when they don't fall on the same day.<p><b>Why is Thanksgiving 2013 different from all others</b>?<p><b>Because this year, it's not just Thanksgiving. It's also Thanksgivukkah.</b><p>For the first time since 1888—and the last time until the year 79,811—the …