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Inspired Globally, TOW Students Acted Locally

By Tammy Keces, Special to the Independent Top of the World’s fourth- and fifth-grade Gate students dressed in ethnic clothing, learned salutations in a foreign tongue and offered ethnic edibles during their first international bazaar. The May 1 event was the culmination of...

Alarming Increase in Toxic Ocean Organisms

Five of the last seven years have seen blooms of Pseudo-nitchia, a species of phytoplankton that produces domoic acid (DA), a deadly neuro-toxin, in the waters off California. Harmful algal blooms (HAB’s) occur when conditions – namely sunlight and nutrients – are favorable for...