To begin today’s weekly news post (sorry it’s late), we focus in on one of the oldest structures known to man-Stonehenge.
Plans to Build Tunnel Under Stonehenge
The British government has approved a plan to build a tunnel under Stonehenge to alleviate traffic. Well, not exactly under Stonehenge. The plan also has the support of the English Heritage Organization and the United Nations. Stonehenge was constructed in 300 B.C. So, it would make sense for critics to say that it might destroy old artifacts. Says one opposing historian: “The tunnel will last at best 100 years and decimate a landscape that has lasted for millennia.” The project would cost $2.4 billion and take four years to build starting in 2020.
Welcome to LA, Chargers!
The San Diego Chargers have moved to Los Angeles. They’re not the only relocating team. The Oakland Raiders have plans to move to Las Vegas. The Chargers have gone through three logos after all of them being mocked on the Internet. The St. Louis Rams also relocated to LA. The Chargers moved after a failed Measure C, which would use tax money to build a new stadium in downtown San Diego. The Chargers would play in the same stadium as the Rams.
Coral Reefs in Trouble
Reefs can be bleached white when they get stressed. This can happen when there is a cold or heat spell, or when there is pollution in the waters. This can have a big impact on humans too. In some places, they rely on those waters and coral reefs for food. What if you had, say, a garden in your backyard. You couldn’t go to the grocery store. You could only eat that food that’s in your garden, but your neighbor keeps throwing chemicals into there. You would still have to eat that food. That’s what some people have to live with around the world, but they rely on the fish in the coral reefs, and the reefs are getting killed. You can help. Don’t throw trash or anything unpleasant into the ocean. If you want to, you can join a conservation group.
This Week in History
- The London Underground opened in 1863, making it the oldest underground railway in the world.How many of you have been to London and taken a ride? If so, please comment on your experience.
- President Theodore Roosevelt named the Grand Canyon a national monument in 1908; it became a national park in 1919.
Have you ever been to the Grand Canyon?