National Geographic : 2010 Dec
The Big Idea: Scrubbing the Skies I maintain that the best way to reduce carbon in the atmosphere is regula- tion. Consumers should self-regulate, reducing their footprint by consuming less. They should live near their work, refuse to buy products that have excess packaging or a short life, and do without unnecessary products. Governments can regulate by pressing companies to create durable goods that are durable and that have low emissions. AMI PREWETT Brooklyn Park, Minnesota Geography: Ready, Set ...Map I have been teaching seventh-grade geography for five years, and every year fi I require students to draw seven con- tinent or region maps completely from memory. We look at details and draw and draw. Finally they are given a grid with lines of latitude and longitude and a rubric that tells how many landforms, bodies of water, countries, cities, and more are required. The maps that these students produce are amazing. Parents are boggled by how many locations their children recognize during news programs and in magazines. CHARMAINE JONES Lutz, Florida Wild: New Beasts in the East I found your article on wolf-coyote hybrids interesting; however, I'm concerned about the message of "no need to worry" about wolf-coyote hybrids. While coyote attacks on humans are uncommon, they do occur. Homeowners living where coyotes are observed may avoid harm to family or pets by not feeding coyotes, keeping pets leashed, and supervising small children. Coyotes are large carnivores that are very adaptable. People need to treat them with caution and respect. PAUL D. CURTIS Associate Professor and Extension Wildlife Specialist Cornell University Ithaca, New York ETTERS L ® SERIOUS SHOOTERS HAVE NEVER BEEN KNOWN TO TRAVEL LIGHT. UNTIL NOW. THE INCREDIBLE NEW NIKON COOLPIX P7000. Nothing matters more to serious shooters than image quality. So when it comes to a smaller camera, only one measures up: the new Nikon COOLPIX P7000, with a large 1/1.7" CCD sensor, RAW shooting capability, the option of full manual control, NIKKOR ED glass, HD Movie, Nikon Speedlight compatibility and much more. It's the first good reason, ever, to shoot with something other than your D-SLR. For more, go to www.nikonusa.com/P7000 Nikon® and P7000TM are registered trademarks of Nikon Corporation. ©2010 Nikon Inc.