HS-ESS3-6

Use a computational representation to illustrate the relationships among Earth systems and how those relationships are being modified due to human activity.

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  1. Animals

    Nighttime lights can dim a firefly’s flash

    Fireflies blink to attract mates. But when it’s too bright at night, the insects may stay away.

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  2. Environment

    Plastic trash rides ocean currents to the Arctic

    Ocean currents can carry plastic trash far from the cities that shed it. Some plastic debris has made it all of the way to the Arctic Ocean, new data show.

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  3. Life

    Cities drive animals and plants to evolve

    Biologists are finding that some species have used genetic changes to evolve — adapt — to the pollution and other stressors that they encounter in cities.

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  4. Ecosystems

    Under blanket of ice, lakes teem with life

    Life under frozen lakes is vibrant, complex and surprisingly active, new research finds. In fact, some plants and animals can only live under the ice. But with climate change, will that continue?

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  5. Environment

    Food-like smell on plastic may lure seabirds to eat it

    When plastic smells like supper, seabirds and other animals can be fooled into thinking it is food.

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  6. Climate

    2015’s record heat: It will soon be ‘normal’

    The record-setting global temperatures seen in 2015 could become common as soon as the 2020s, and known as the “new normal.”

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  7. Environment

    Ocean of the future may make shrimp small and colorful

    Carbon dioxide released into the air can end up in the ocean, making it more acidic. A teen showed that this acidification could shrink shrimp and make them more colorful.

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