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Did you watch the news in December 2015? If so, you probably heard about a big climate change conference that took place in Paris, France.

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This video looks at the history of the Earth's continents as they formed, separated and formed anew. Also addressed is the mechanism that causes the movement. (5:16 min.)

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Earth Week is a great time to participate in activities which help fight climate change. CurioCity has ideas for things to read and do during Earth Week.

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Researchers have found a link between pregnant mothers infected with Zika virus during pregnancy and cases of microcephaly in their babies. But although Zika virus only began receiving widespread attention recently, Zika infections are nothing new.

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Find out how a tsunami is born and how it destroys. (3:28 min.)

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Talk Energy Week, presented by Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation’s (CMSTC) Let’s Talk Energy program, is a national energy awareness week devoted to people learning and talking about energy systems, sources and use.

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The large waves created by earthquakes under the sea floor destroy thousands of lives and livelihoods each year, but we know very little about how these massive walls of water behave. (2:56 min.)

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Using newts, coyotes and mice, Jason Munshi-South shows how animals develop genetic differences in evolution, even within an urban city. (5:15 min.)

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Tens of millions of years ago, plate tectonics set North and South America on an unavoidable collision course that would change the face of the Earth. (4:57 min.)

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Richard Hamblyn tells the history of Luke Howard, the man who classified the clouds and forever changed humanity’s understanding of these changeable, mysterious objects and helped us develop a better understanding of weather and climate. (5:06 min.)

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