February 5, 2014 | Volume 8, Issue 2

Smartphone apps, social networking sites can be dangerous for kids; parents need to know the dangers, including bullying

Record a Little Something for Earth Day

SEATTLE – Today, an American research team is asking folks from around the world to participate in an Earth Day experience by helping capture up to 1 million sound recordings of the natural environment, from waterfalls and chirping birds to traffic noise. Led by Purdue University ecologist Bryan Pijanowski, it’s prompting people from all walks of life to really listen to their outdoor environment and then record some of it, to be uploaded, shared and preserved. Pijanowski said it doesn’t matter if the sound is birds chirping or cars zooming down the street. “We want to capture the world as it is right now,” he explained. (contd.) Podcast and entire story available: http://www.newsservice.org/index.php

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