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According to a new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, cheetahs are heading toward extinction, and different conservation efforts are needed to protect the species. While acknowledging the difficulty in gathering data because of the cheetah’s tendency to travel over vast amounts of territory, the study cites an alarmingly low population estimate of only 7,100 cheetahs remaining worldwide, with most found in six African countries.
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With businesses now working more frequently with international clients, there is a growing need for an awareness of appropriate behavior when dealing with other cultures. With misunderstandings about time, greetings and dress codes being common, many organizations are now training their staff in what is acceptable or unacceptable when working with different cultures.
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Many people have heard of jet streams, which are rivers of air in Earth’s atmosphere that travel at heights of between 20,000 and 45,000 feet. Meteorological jet streams separate colder air from warmer air, and the winds of these phenomena can reach speeds of up to 200 miles per hour. This time of year, those of us in the Northern Hemisphere are very familiar with where the polar front jet stream is, because it pulls rainstorms, ice storms, and blizzards into its path.