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(CNN Student News) -- December 8, 2009

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What do you think might be the challenges of reporting on a news story from a country in which media access is limited?

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Environmental Concerns

What announcement did the Environmental Protection Agency make yesterday about greenhouse gases? Why did the EPA issue this finding?

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Climate E-mail Politics

According to the program: What is the goal of a climate summit taking place in Copenhagen, Denmark? How might this goal be affected by a series of controversial e-mails on the issue of climate change?

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What allegation have skeptics of the connection between greenhouse gases and climate change made based on these e-mails? How have those on the other side of this debate responded?

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What statements have some Republican and Democratic lawmakers made regarding these controversial e-mails and the climate summit in Copenhagen? What action, if any, do you think that President Obama should take at the Copenhagen summit? Explain.

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What role, if any, do you think that greenhouse gases have on climate change?

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Iran Student Protests

How were yesterday's demonstrations in Iran described in the report? How did the Iranian government reportedly respond to the protests?

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What have observers of these protests said regarding the movement behind them?

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What do you think motivates protesters to speak out against their government?

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Nobel Prize Mom

Who is Carol Greider? What prize did she win recently? How did she react to winning the prize?

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What is the focus of Greider's research? What might be the importance of her work?

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In what ways does Greider live a "normal life"? Do you think that Greider's day-to-day routine is typical for others in her field? Why or why not?

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