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Weekly Reader, Edition 4 (including Science Spin) back issues
Running low: world leaders meet to discuss the planet's water problems.(Cover story)
May 5, 2006... It isn't easy for Mexico City resident Carmen Martinez to get water. She lives in Iztapalapa, one of the poorest slums of the Mexican capital. A slum is a crowded, dirty area with poor living conditions within a large city. Once every eight days, she wakes up before dawn and treks down...
Hard times for honeybees: a decrease in bees takes a toll on farm crops.(SCIENCE NEWS)
May 5, 2006... Life hasn't been sweet for honeybees lately. Varroa mites, which have come to the United States from Asia, have destroyed honeybee populations during the last few years. Mites are tiny, eight-legged creatures that live off plants, animals, or food. "The mites are decimating the hives,"...
Big trouble for the Great Lakes.(SUPER STATS)
May 5, 2006... The Great Lakes are the world's largest group of freshwater lakes. They provide drinking water to more than 40 million people in the United States and Canada. But the lakes may not be around for long. A recent report shows that the Great Lakes are in trouble from pollution, overfishing,...
Lost girl found: after Katrina, a family reunites.(NEWS SHORT)(Cortez Stewart )
May 5, 2006... Thousands of children were separated from their families after Hurricane Katrina battered the Gulf Coast of the United States in August. The following March, nearly seven months after the storm, 4-year-old Cortez Stewart was finally reunited with her mother and five siblings in Texas. ...
Pizza prize holder?(SNAPSHOT)
May 5, 2006... A pizzeria in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, is aiming to set a Guinness World Record. Mama Lena's Pizza House is trying to shatter the record for the world's largest pizza that you can buy. The 150-slice pizza measures about 3 feet by 4 1/2 feet and takes up nearly all the space in the...