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New book shows how ancient Greek writing helps us understand today’s environmental crises

The way ancient Greeks thought about the natural environment and their relationship to it is relevant to how we respond to environmental...

BBC: Coronavirus: The foster dad home-schooling 10 North Korean boys

The coronavirus crisis means millions of parents around the world are grappling with the challenge of home-schooling. But one man in Seoul...

VOA: COVID-19 Diaries: We’re Supposed to Be Empty-Nesting

We’re supposed to be empty nesting.   After our youngest went off to college last fall, my husband and I...

NPR: World Leaders Pledge $8 Billion To Fight COVID-19; U.S. Skips Meeting

A global alliance responded to calls to fight the coronavirus pandemic on Monday, as world leaders pledged some $8 billion to develop...

NPR: Pfizer Begins Coronavirus Vaccine Trial In U.S.

The pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has begun testing a new coronavirus vaccine in the United States. The initial trial will involve 360 volunteers,...

Study examines India’s policies for financial inclusion of the unbanked

Globally, 1.7 billion people do not have a bank account, and policymakers struggle to provide affordable, safe and accessible financial services...

TINY TECHNOLOGY CLEANS DIRTY WATER

An activated carbon filter — found in many household filtration systems—can purify your drinking water, but it’s no match for wastewater that...

CNN: What Asian nations know about squashing Covid-19

The number of Americans who have died from Covid-19 now significantly exceeds the total US troop fatalities during the Vietnam War.

Making a homemade COVID mask? Study explains best fabric choices

Editor’s note: Health authorities believe COVID-19 spreads by the transmission of respiratory droplets, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends homemade...

CNN: Coronavirus model projects 134,000 deaths in US, nearly double its last estimate

(CNN) An influential coronavirus model often cited by the White House is now forecasting that 134,000 people will die of Covid-19 in...

AP: Unimpressed by online classes, college students seek refunds

They wanted the campus experience, but their colleges sent them home to learn online during the coronavirus pandemic. Now, students at more...

Keeping Illinois connected remotely

Since universities sent students and employees home in mid-March as part of the greater societal effort to counter the COVID-19 pandemic, online...

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[Urbana] Outdoor Free Fitness in the Park

Are you looking for ways to stay fit and active this summer? Check out our FREE outdoor fitness programs that you can enjoy all...

[Urbana] Crystal Lake Park Art Fair

Saturday August 6, 10 am - 4 pmBetween Crystal Lake Park Family Aquatic Center and Anita Purves Nature Center (1505 N Broadway)

[Champaign] TOAST TO TAYLOR STREET

Shop local makers and artists, experience live music and entertainment, and grab some of the best food and drinks that Champaign has...