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Good Growing

January 19, 2023

Biologist Paula Costa is standing in a bare field of red dirt in the São Paulo State, in Brazil. Five hundred years ago, this land was part of a rainforest called the Mata Atlântica. Today, nearly all of the forest…

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Animals

Let's Go Birding

January 5, 2023

Joan Strassmann can rattle off trivia about birds as fast as a peregrine falcon can shoot through the sky. Did you know that northern flickers get their young to leave the nest by continuously shrieking? Or that American coots sometimes…

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Prizewinners

December 9, 2022

The second annual Earthshot Prize Awards were given out on December 2, in Boston, Massachusetts. The Earthshot charity was founded by Prince William, of the United Kingdom (U.K.). It awards $1.2 million to each of five projects that address an…

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Animals

More Species Protected

December 1, 2022

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) was last month. It was held in Panama. The international conference set new protections. They added 500 species. The animals have been hunted and sold as…

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Transportation

Gas-Powered Car Ban

September 2, 2022

California is phasing out gas-powered vehicles. On August 25, officials said all new cars sold in the state will have to be electric or hydrogen-powered by 2035. Transportation accounts for about half of California’s greenhouse-gas emissions, which contribute to climate…

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Animals

Shark Sighting

August 26, 2022

A shark was spotted off the shore of LeCount Hollow beach, in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, on August 8. The sighting was reported to the Sharktivity app. That’s a public-safety tool created by the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy (AWSC). John Chisholm is…

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Python Challenge

August 8, 2022

More than 800 people gathered in the Everglades on August 5 for the annual Florida Python Challenge. They’ll help search for Burmese pythons. The Challenge runs through August 14. Snake hunters are competing for a cash prize of $2,500. The…

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Tiger Time

August 1, 2022

There was a lot to celebrate this year on International Tiger Day, July 29. In Nepal, Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba made an announcement. He said the country’s wild-tiger population has increased nearly 200%. Nepal’s tigers were in danger of…

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Animals

Turtle Rescue

June 15, 2022

A kindergartner in Stone Harbor, New Jersey, releases a baby turtle on June 8. Her class released 17 turtles that day. The turtles were raised from eggs. These were rescued from turtles hit by cars. The rescue program is run…

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Rainbow Fish

April 7, 2022

This colorful creature is a rose-veiled fairy wrasse. The species is new to science. It was described last month in the journal ZooKeys. The fish is found in th…

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