The new puffin chick, Ziti, whose name was inspired by the pasta, is the second chick to parents Viggo and Staypuft. The chick’s older sibling, Penne, was born last July. Ziti hatched on July 5 after an incubation period of 38 days.
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Shark Week started as a TV ratings play that also happened to raise fears just in time for viewers to head to the beach. This year in Maryland, Ocean City-goers have their own stories to tell.
In New York City today, representatives from over 170 countries will sign the Paris Agreement on climate change. Each country agreed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to limit global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius. That’s good because 2015 was the hottest on record. In February 2016, the global temp rise was hit 1.35 degrees Celsius.
We’ve seen slogans and, more recently, big book donations from outside Baltimore urging kids to keep reading. On Monday, two of the city’s big institutions booked their support.
The National Aquarium’s location right on the harbor has always been fitting for an institution dedicated to marine life. Over the next three years, the Aquarium plans to create a new “environmental district” that makes Inner Harbor itself a connecting point to the natural world.