2nd hour
01/08/2013 7:24am

2nd hour

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emily livingston
01/09/2013 7:03pm

My artice is about the dolphins.
Did you know that dolphins are the smartest ani,al on earth.The dolphins showed up couple days ago in Australia and the people thought they have left forever.The male dolphine had showed up dead and he ate smothing bad or he was to old.The dolphins eat squid and sellfish and etc.When you get to you can spook them away and the dolphins won't come back.The people in Austalia feed the dlphins so they would come back after yar after yaer.

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natalie barker
01/10/2013 3:19pm

Harbin's 29th annual ice andsnow festival is spectacular!
By June Liu
This artical is about a ice and snow festival in China.
"One might expect people living in subzero temperatures to escape to some warmer destinations or simply, hibernate. But the residents of Harbin in Northeast China do neither. They instead turn the hostile icy environment into such an amazing winter wonderland that millions of tourists from all over the world actually brave the chilly temperatures to experience it."
This is the 29th year of the festival.Thier is over 2000 ice sulpures thier.The most out standidng ones is the Crystal Castle that stands 48 meters tall.Whats most impressive about thier carvings is the size.The suclptures look good in the day time but they look more amazing in the dark."Believed to be one of the largest in the world, the popular ice and snow festival first took place in 1963. However, it was forced to take a hiatus shortly after, during China's decade long Cultural Revolution (1966-1976). In fact, it was not until 1985 that the locals decided to resurrect the event and they are probably glad they did."

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Austin Harris
01/10/2013 7:30pm

I choose to do my article on "Video of The Week- NASA'S 'I Told You So' Video - By Meera Dolasis
Just because the Mayan calender ends on December 21st some New Age spiritualists believe that the world will end this day. But some experts don't think this will be doomsday.
The NASA don't believe it either. They made a video called, 'The world didn't end yesterday.' Also they explain why the world could not end on this day.
My own opnion is that all calendars always have a start and a end. Also no one but GOD knows when the world will end but him. So everyone better get their life in order and be living right.

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Maddie Archer =)
01/12/2013 1:06pm

Harbin’s 29th Annual Ice and Snow Festival Is Spectacular!!
You would probably think that people around the world living in freezing temperatures, might leave their homes to get out of the wintery weather. However, the people living in Harbin, China wouldn’t dream of going anywhere else! They, instead, put on an amazing show, that they simply create out of the environment around them. Something that is so spectacular that people from all over the world come to experience it! This article was posted by June Liu.
This is the 29th year that Harbin has been putting on this spectacular show!! The annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival, doesn’t open until January 5th, but many people arrive early to see all the sculptors finishing up the ice and snow sculptures they create. There are many amazing structures built at the festival, but one of the most stunning sculptures is the ‘Crystal Castle’, that is 48 meters tall. All of these sculptures are created in only 2 weeks!!!
Something even more amazing about the structures is their size. The huge creations make a person feel really small! The sculptures look amazing during the day, but at night, they look even more spectacular thanks to the lights embedded in the ice, and the firework shows that light up the sky. There are also various activities that anyone can participate in while at the festival. These activities include an organized swim, zip-lining, ice golf, ice archery, ice slides, sledding, and mini trains that drive through the woods.
The ice festival first started in 1963, but the festival had to stop displaying its works because of the Cultural Revolution. The event didn’t start back up again until 1985, and has taken place every year since then. The event is becoming increasingly popular all over the world. They had over a million visitors last year! The 2013 event will stay open until February 28th! The city of Harbin has achieved a lot through this event, and in the process has been nicknamed ‘Ice City’! :)
I chose this article because, judging by the picture, the festival looked very neat! I thought it was very interesting!!! I learned a lot about the Ice Festival, and that u can turn somewhere that people view has a non-welcoming place, into somewhere where people will travel days just to get there!!(: I think knowing this information will help us in the future, if we ever have classes or assignments on the city of Harbin, we will know some interesting facts about it!!!

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Alizabeth Donaldson :}
01/12/2013 3:08pm

A lot of people thought the world was going to end on December 21st.Why would they think that? Maybe because the Mayan calendar ended on that day, but there could be a lot of reasons why there calendar ended. A lot of people weren’t even going to go Christmas shopping until they day after because of the world ending. They were trying to safe their money.
NASA said that there were no logical reasons why the world would’ve ended on that day. They say that it was not possible that the world should’ve ended. A Lot of people didn’t think the world was going to end though.

kale durr
01/16/2013 7:46am

If some New Age spiritualists are to be believed, the world as we know it, is going to end on December 21st. Why? All because the Mayan calendar seems to stop abruptly on this date. However, experts are not so sure that this doomsday scenario has any legs. nasa is so sure the world is not going to end that they release a video december 22 2012 saying the world did not end yesterday

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Kristen Brawley((:
01/16/2013 1:16pm

The article I read was called Video Of The Week- NASA’s ‘I Told You So’ Video. By Meera Dolasia. This article is about how some people thought the world was going to end, but then it didn’t! So then NASA pre released a video titled ‘The world didn’t end yesterday’.
So the video was dated December 22nd the day after when the world was supposed to “end” . That book explained why the world ending never had a possibility.
Why I chose this article was because it looked interesting to me. I also chose this because I like to look at things NASA has done, because my brother works with the spacecraft type stuff. This information is needed for me so that I can tell other people that NASA was not the one who predicted the “end of the world”.

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**Tessa Vaughn**
01/18/2013 1:11pm

Can we refreeze the arctic? This scientist certainly thinks so.

I am doing my article review on whether we can refreeze the arctic or not. A scientist named David Keith a professor at Harvard thinks we can. He has already published two on the subject of proposing a bold idea that would involve us having to put reflective particle into areas close to the arctic ice caps so less of the sun’s heat would be absorbed.
According to Keith’s calculations, just a 0.5% decrease in sunlight penetration could restore the sea, back to its former glory. The best part about this idea is it could all happen without cutting back any human created greenhouse gases. While this may sound impossible, the scientist thinks that the whole idea could happen with the help of a few new Gulfstream jets that would just cost about $8 billion dollars. While that may sound a lot, it is a minor amount, if the idea would really work. So why don’t we already start? Why don’t governments all over the world jumping to be the first to do this? Good question, it’s because this kind of open air large scale geoengineering has never been done before and no one knows what the effects will be. They could be good effects and refreeze the arctic or they could be disastrous. If this plan wouldn’t work out then it could collapse the remaining sheets of ice or even worse it could cause a massive drought.
Environmentalists don’t like this idea so much they’ve already put a permanent ban on any such human attempt to try change nature. That’s why Professor Keith agrees with that stance that is why he is just laying out the idea in his research papers, but not, advocating its implementation. At least not yet! Hopefully, we will be able to avoid these kind of experimental solutions and reverse global warming by simply, altering the way we lead our day-to-day lives.
In conclusion I wrote this because I thought the article was interesting.

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**Tessa Vaughn**
01/18/2013 1:12pm

Can we refreeze the arctic? This scientist certainly thinks so.

I am doing my article review on whether we can refreeze the arctic or not. A scientist named David Keith a professor at Harvard thinks we can. He has already published two on the subject of proposing a bold idea that would involve us having to put reflective particle into areas close to the arctic ice caps so less of the sun’s heat would be absorbed.
According to Keith’s calculations, just a 0.5% decrease in sunlight penetration could restore the sea, back to its former glory. The best part about this idea is it could all happen without cutting back any human created greenhouse gases. While this may sound impossible, the scientist thinks that the whole idea could happen with the help of a few new Gulfstream jets that would just cost about $8 billion dollars. While that may sound a lot, it is a minor amount, if the idea would really work. So why don’t we already start? Why don’t governments all over the world jumping to be the first to do this? Good question, it’s because this kind of open air large scale geoengineering has never been done before and no one knows what the effects will be. They could be good effects and refreeze the arctic or they could be disastrous. If this plan wouldn’t work out then it could collapse the remaining sheets of ice or even worse it could cause a massive drought.
Environmentalists don’t like this idea so much they’ve already put a permanent ban on any such human attempt to try change nature. That’s why Professor Keith agrees with that stance that is why he is just laying out the idea in his research papers, but not, advocating its implementation. At least not yet! Hopefully, we will be able to avoid these kind of experimental solutions and reverse global warming by simply, altering the way we lead our day-to-day lives.
In conclusion I wrote this because I thought the article was interesting.

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lillian jacks
01/22/2013 7:25am

well i think the card board helmet should stay cardboard so it can be cuishoin and soft

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lillian jacks
01/22/2013 7:41am

and so it can be more safe and afetive. and so we don't get hurt. and its safe for the enviroment we are finding more uses for card board

3rd hour
01/08/2013 7:24am

3rd hour

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Chris#23
01/08/2013 8:12am

This story was about a bunch of wild dolphins in Australia. I liked it because dolphins are my favorite animals. There are many more reasons why i like this story.
One more reason is because I think the pictures of all those fish and dolphins were really cool. Next the people standing in the water or fish I'm not quite sure. Last it kept me reading.
This is my over all favorite story that I've read this year. Next I thought it was cool because I want to go to college in Australia. Last I thought there should be more articles like it.

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Kayla Mcnellis:)
01/08/2013 8:16am

Australia's Wild Dolphins Come Bearing Gifts For Their human friends!
I chose this article because I love Dolphins. The fact that dolphins are one of the smartest living creatures on earth has been known for many years. Now it turns out that these magnificent animals are quite generous too!
Tangalooma Island Resort who apparently love to swim to shore bearing gifts for the staff that have been feeding them daily, since 1992. Australians love Dolphins.
The astonishing generosity was first observed in 1998, when Fred an adult male dolphin who frequents the area, swam into the bay and presented his 'gift' of a dead moray eel to one of the resort workers. Since then, 22 more gift-giving instances have been observed according to a research report published on December 4th, by Bonnie Holmes and David Neil, both scientists with the University of Queensland in Brisbane. The sporadic gifts include squids, finfish and even, an occasional octopus.
Scientists are not sure why reasons the dolphins are doing this. In the animal world it is usually spurred by one of three things - the desire to play, exchange food morsels or the notion that the recipient of the food gift is not a very efficient hunter. In this case scientists speculate it may be to do with the first of the three - A desire to frolic with the humans that feed them every day.
Though we may never ever be able to determine the exact reason, one thing is for sure - Gift giving at the Tangalooma Island Resort is an established tradition - One that is here to stay, for many years to come.

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MYA EPP :)
01/08/2013 8:17am

Photographer's Quest To Seek Out Nature's Best Camouflage Artists

With their almost perfect camouflage, these animals are some of the Earth's best masters of disguise. However, while they can hide from their predators they cannot escape the sharp eyes of American photographer Art Wolfe, who has been on a quest to capture them on camera, since the early 1990's.

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Jessica Keeling :)
01/08/2013 8:18am

Australia's Wild Dolphins Come Bearing Gifts For Their Human Friends!

The fact that dolphins are one of the smartest living creatures on earth has been known for many years. Now it turns out that these magnificent animals are quite generous too! At least the ones that live in the waters around Australia's popular Tangalooma Island Resort who apparently love to swim to shore bearing gifts for the staff that have been feeding them daily, since 1992.
The astonishing generosity was first observed in 1998, when Fred an adult male dolphin who frequents the area, swam into the bay and presented his 'gift' of a dead moray eel to one of the resort workers. Since then, 22 more gift-giving instances have been observed according to a research report published on December 4th, by Bonnie Holmes and David Neil, both scientists with the University of Queensland in Brisbane. The sporadic gifts include squids, finfish and even, an occasional octopus.
While food exchanges in animals of the same species are quite common they are unheard of between members of different ones. The only animals that have been known to do it on are regular basis are domesticated cats who often present their owners with 'gifts' of dead prey.
Scientists are not sure why reasons the dolphins are doing this. In the animal world it is usually spurred by one of three things - the desire to play, exchange food morsels or the notion that the recipient of the food gift is not a very efficient hunter. In this case scientists speculate it may be to do with the first of the three - A desire to frolic with the humans that feed them every day.

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Riley C.
01/08/2013 8:28am

My article is by Meera Dolsia and is about the photographer Art Wolfe. He takes pictures of animals that have very good camouflage from predators. But not for Wolfe. He as an extreme skill for capturing these creatures on camera.
since the 1990's Wolfe has been doing this career. Except for the time it is a thrill for him to capture these creatures on camera. He is 61 and from Seatle and still not done yet.
Wolfe says that filming these creatures is a painstaking process in which it is very difficult time wise to capture these creatures on camera. The way he does this is by blending into the camouflaged creatures habitats so skillfully to take pictures of them that they dont even notice.
I chose this article because it looked cool and I like nature. I wonder why the creatures do not notice him or run away. This could help me in the future if I have a career like this.

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janessa jensen
01/08/2013 8:28am

a expert photographer has a career of captuering camo animals that blend in their surroundings. he still is on the quest to get more photos. this has took him all over the continent.

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janessa jensen
01/16/2013 8:31am

Hes still on a mission to find mysterious animals that blend in their surroundings. this takes great time and effort to find these animals.he still is figuring out animals that hide to stay alive.

Cole Howerton
01/08/2013 8:29am

Cardboard Bike Helmet Proves To Be Surprisingly Safe!
By: Meera Dolasia

First the cardboard bike, now a helmet to match it? Plus, it is much safer than current bike helmets.Expanded Polystyrene Foam was used to make the construct of the helmet secure.

The idea of making a cardboard helmet seems kind've strange. The article says this is protective, but with the honeycomb structure, I can barely be sure. I think it may be very possible to slice your head in many places.

With the constant sales of this item, it seems as if millions will be buying them. But will it be safe? If I were to buy this, I would make sure it had much proper safety testing involved in it.

I chose this article to see if my opinion would change about the topic. I still do not believe the structure is safe. I thought the article might convince me to get one, but it seems to me that it is more dangerous.

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Angel Salcido
01/10/2013 8:39am

The article I'm doing is about the cardboard helmet.
The companies in Germany, England, and others found out its 3 times safer than the regular helmet. It's also 15% lighter to. The carboard is also treated so its water proof and sweat proof.

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Olivia Dill
01/10/2013 1:03pm

Photographer's Quest to Seek Out Nature's Best Camouflage Artists
By Meera Dolasia on January 4, 2013

Animals that can disguise themselves, with their near perfect camouflage, can hide from predators but they cannot be totally on seen. Photographer Art Wolfe has been trying to capture the animals on camera since the 1990s.
Art, a Seattle WA photographer, says that filming/capturing camouflaged animals is one of the longest processes usually taking hours. Art has been to almost every continent in the world. Including African desserts, South American rainforests, and Canadian snow plains.
He has displayed them in books like the book called Hiding out and Vanishing Act. Both books come in many languages. The 61 year old is also a TV producer.
I thought this was a cool article. It was very educational but interesting.

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Riley Earls
01/12/2013 3:52pm

I have chosen “Photographer's Quest to Seek out Nature's Best Camouflage Artists” for my article review. This article was written by Meera Dolasia. This article is about Mother Nature and her vanishing act.
Mother Nature can fool anyone if they aren’t paying very close attention. Some animals are easy to spot with just a glance. But some you have to take more than just a second glance. “Many animals can hide from their predators, but not from the sharp eye of photographer Art Wolfe.”
Finding these artful animals took Wolfe painstaking hours after hours. As you can see though once captured these photos and animals are quite exciting. “Finding these skillful creatures is a task like no other!”, Says Wolfe.
I think I picked this article because I like the challenge of finding the animals and I’m an animal lover. Maybe one day I can buy a picture like this and find all the animals. This information can help me do an interesting animal report one day. That’s why I picked this article.

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Caleb Little
01/20/2013 12:49pm

Photographer's Quest To Seek Out Nature's Best Camouflage Artists

with their almost perfect camouflage, these animals are some of the earths best masters of disguise
however while they can hide from their predators they cannot escape the sharp eyes of American photographer Art Wolfe who has been on a quest to capture them on camear since the early 1990s


the seattle, WA photographer says that finding and filming these clever animals is a painstaking process, one that often takes many hours. However for him it is definitely worth the time because the thrill of capturing a creature that has managed to blend into its natural habitat so skillfully is like none other



over the years he has snapped so many amazing photos that he has been able to showcase them in two books A children's book entitled Hiding Out that was first published in 2003 and Vanishing Act which first came to bookstores in 2005 Both have been translated into several langages and been extremely popular all over the world


the 61-year old who also happens to be a television producer continues to unearth nature's beauties under lile pads dissolved into tree trunks or stealthily awaiting their prey in the white snow Would you have been able to spot any of them had you not known they were in the photographs

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6th hour
01/08/2013 7:25am

6th hour

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01/08/2013 11:45am

Dolphins have been considered a very smart creature for many years. Now people have found out that dolphins are generous too. There are dolphins who swim to shore bearing gifts to the staff of Australians popular resort, Tangalooma Island. The staff have fed them since 1992.
The staff first noticed the dolphins in 1998, when a male dolphin named Fred swam to the shore and gave them a gif. The gift was a moray eel. Since then about 20 more gifts were given to the staff. Some gifts are squids, finfish, and sometimes an octopus.
Although we may not be able to explain it everyone knows that the dolphins exchanging gifts will be a tradition forever.

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katie clarke
01/08/2013 11:50am

Harbin’s 29th Annual Ice and Snow Festival is Spectacular!

Harbin is in Northeast of china.
(Now in its 29th year, the annual Harbin International Ice and Snow festival did not officially open until January 5th.)
However many visitors arrived early to try to catch a glimpse of the hundreds of sculptors putting the fishing touches on their creations.
They were not disappointed!

That’s because just like the previous years the over 2,000 ice and snow sculptures carved by the worlds best artists featured some astounding works of art.
They had a Crystal Castle.
It stands up forty-eight meters tall.
It’s a snow and ice world.

They have a river called Songhua.
I keep all the people happy.
You could go sledding.




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Brody(Brodakiss#44(Bilyeu
01/10/2013 11:40am

Harbin’s 29th Annual Ice and Snow Festival Is Spectacular!
One might expect people that are living in subzero temperatures to escape to some warmer destinations or simply, hibernate. But the residents of Harbin in Northeast China do neither. It is now the 29th year, the annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival did not officially open until January 5th. However, many visitors arrived early to try to catch a glimpse of the hundreds of sculptors putting the finishing touches on their life-sized creations.
That’s because just like the previous years the over 2,000 ice and snow sculptures carved by the world’s best artists featured some astounding works of art. What’s even more stunning is that the sculptures were created within the assigned two week window. Even though the intricate carvings are impressive what is even more so, is their size – Even the smallest buildings make a normal person appear point-sized in comparison. They are as magical and bright and colorful more at night and the fireworks that light up the skies.
For those people that are seeking out something more daring and active there is zip-lining, an organized swim in the nearby frozen Songhua River and even ice golf and ice archery. To keep their younger patrons happy, the officials offer a myriad of activities ranging from sledding to giant ice slides and even mini-trains that traverse through the woods.

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Samantha Gieniec
01/10/2013 11:51am

I'M DOING MY ARTICLE ON AUSTRALIA'S WILD DOLPHINS COME BEARING GIFTS FOR THEIR HUMAN FRIENDS. THE FACT THAT DOLPHINS ARE ONE OF THE SMARTEST LIVING CREATURES ON EARTH HAS BEEN KNOWN FOR MANY YEARS. IT TURNS OUT THAT THESE MAGNIFICENT ANIMALS ARE GENEROUS TOO! AT LEST THE ONES THAT LIVE IN THE WATERS OF AUSTRALIAL'S POPULAR TANGALOOMA ISLAND RESORT WHO APPARENTLY LOVE TO SWIM TO SHORE BEARING GIFTS FOR THE STAFF THAT HAVE BEEN FEEDING THEM DAILY, SINCE 1992.

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Briley
01/12/2013 9:21am

Im writing about Photographers quest to seek out natures best camouflage artists.
"With their almost perfect camouflage, these animals are some of the Earth's best masters of disguise. However, while they can hide from their predators they cannot escape the sharp eyes of American photographer Art Wolfe, who has been on a quest to capture them on camera, since the early 1990's." A man in Seattle Washington is trying to capture these animals.

He has been to almost every continent in the world photographing these camouflage masters.

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Briley
01/18/2013 8:18am

These trips to find these animals often take hours, but to Wolfe it is all worth it to capture these creatures that blend with their environment. He has taken so many pictures that he has enough to produce and publish two books. The first book, Hiding Out, is a children's book that was published in 2003. The second book, Vanishing act, was published in 2005. Wolfe's books have been translated in many languages and have been very popular all over the world. The 61 - year old T.V. is still taking pictures of these beautiful creatures.

Katey Legan(:
01/18/2013 6:40am

I chose to do my article review on ‘Photographers Quest To Seek Out Nature’s Best Camouflage Artists.” I chose this one because I thought it would be interesting. I think its really cool how animals can adapt to many different enviroments. If you like animals and you think its cool when animals adapt to their enviroments then you should read this article!
Art Wolfe, is a professional Amercican photographer. He has been on a quest to capture them all on camera since the 1990’s. He is also a T.V. producer. He has been to almost every contuinent on the worlkd searching for different animals to capture on camera. Je has taken so manny pictures that they have been published into 2 different books! One was a childrens book published in 2003. Boyh books have been translated into many different languages and is a hit worldwide.
I Think you should read this article because its really neat how he does this. There are some every cool picturees on it too. Im glad I chose this topic because I had fun reading it for once. Well read this. Okay, bye.

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Emmi Bailey
01/08/2013 11:42am

I am doing my article on the Auastraila's Wild Dolphins came Bearing Gifts for their human friends. Dolphins are some of the smallest creatures on the earth. These animals are very giving too. At least the ones in the water.

These dolphins were first observed in 1998. When Fred, the dolphin, swam up on the bay, he gave hsi gift to the people standing there. A gift is a dead moray eel. 22 gifts have been given sence december 4th.
''Scientists are not sure why reasons the dolphins are doing this. In the animal world it is usually spurred by one of three things - the desire to play, exchange food morsels or the notion that the recipient of the food gift is not a very efficient hunter. In this case scientists speculate it may be to do with the first of the three - A desire to frolic with the humans that feed them every day.''

Thanks for reading my article review.BYE!!!!!!!

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riley ward
01/10/2013 11:34am

I am doing my article review on '' can we refreeze the arctic''. This scientist certainly thinks so . Even Professor Keith agrees with that stance, which is why he is just laying out the idea in his research papers, but not, advocating its implementation - At least not just yet! Hopefully, we will be able to avoid these kind of experimental solutions and reverse global warming by simply, altering the way we lead our day-to-day lives

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Zach Faulkner
01/10/2013 11:53am

Dolphins are one of the smartest creatures in the world. Now it turns out that these wonderful animals are also very kind.the ones that live in the waters around Australia's popular Tangalooma Island Resort who love to swim to shore bearing gifts for the staff.

In 1998 a dolphin named Fred an adult male dolphin who lives in the the area, swam into the bay and presented his gift. Since then, 22 more gift-giving instances have been observed. According to a research report published on December 4th, by Bonnie Holmes and David Neil, both scientists with the University of Queensland.

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Zach Faulkner
01/10/2013 11:53am

Dolphins are one of the smartest creatures in the world. Now it turns out that these wonderful animals are also very kind.the ones that live in the waters around Australia's popular Tangalooma Island Resort who love to swim to shore bearing gifts for the staff.

In 1998 a dolphin named Fred an adult male dolphin who lives in the the area, swam into the bay and presented his gift. Since then, 22 more gift-giving instances have been observed. According to a research report published on December 4th, by Bonnie Holmes and David Neil, both scientists with the University of Queensland.

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Chrissy
01/17/2013 9:05am

Some Animal have the perfect camouflage. Art Wolf is a photographer with a sharp eye. Has captured several animal in their natural habitat.
He hasphotos that have been show cased in two books, Hiding Out and Vanishing Act. He is 61yrs. old and a television producer.

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