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Games Get People Talking About Eco Issues

Talking about the environment or the economy isn’t always easy. People often have different ways of understanding issues, and use different words to describe similar things. One Pittsburgh environmentalist is trying to improve the conversation, through games.

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Outside of Class, Students Learn About River Ecosystems

Fifth graders embark on an excursion with non-profit educational organization RiverQuest to learn about Pittsburgh's river ecosystems.  Their teacher says the trip supplements the lessons learned in the classroom during the school year.

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Does Dirt Make Us Smarter?

Past research has found that bacteria found in dirt can ease allergic reactions, reduce anxiety, and improve a person's mood.

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