New England

The Cardinal's Growing Range

Beginning in the early morning, before the day is light, the sweet and unmistakable call of the cardinal rings out across New England, a sure harbinger of Spring not likely to have been heard that far north decades ago.

In Korea, trees planted in Mongolia bring hopes for fewer dust storms

South Korea a few times a year will be wracked with terrible dust storms carried on the jet stream from Mongolia's Gobi Desert. The yellow, talc-like sand is born up by winds and then carried for miles until it causes asthma attacks in Seoul. But Koreans are hoping newly planted trees will help put an end to that.

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Education

Here's what eighth graders can teach us about perpetuating stereotypes

Many students from immigrant families go to diverse schools. But diversity itself doesn't guarantee understanding. Self-segregation and stereotypes persist, even in communities that pride themselves on their multiculturalism. In Cambridge, Massachusetts, middle-school teachers build empathy among classmates by teaching "the danger of a single story."