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Big Business

October 11, 2019

It was February 2019. Officials in Malaysia had gotten a tip. Someone was sneaking illegal goods into the country. Police went to a factory and a warehouse. They found 30 tons of meat and scales from pangolins. Pangolins are…

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World

Forbidden Trade

October 11, 2019

Wildlife trafficking happens all around the world. Animals are illegally taken and sold for money. Below are some of the most trafficked animals on Earth. TIGERS are poached in Asia. They are hunted for their claws, skin, and bones. These…

Environment

City of Trees

October 4, 2019

Karachi is a city in Pakistan. It is one of the hottest places on Earth. In 2015, more than 1,000 people died there during a heat wave. “It was a very terrible time,” Shahzad Qureshi told TIME for Kids. “We…

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Environment

Fantastic Forests

October 4, 2019

A forest is made up of trees. This habitat is also home to many creatures. Did you know there are three types of forests? Read about them here. Tropical Rain Forest Tropical rain forests are hot and damp. They are…

Environment

Fire Alarm

September 20, 2019

On August 19, smoke filled the sky over São Paulo, Brazil. It was coming from the Amazon rain forest. In August, there were a record number of forest fires in Brazil. Many were in the Amazon. Experts say many of…

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United States

Water Worries

September 20, 2019

There is a problem with the water in Newark, New Jersey. The water has toxic levels of lead. It is unsafe to drink. In mid-August, Newark began providing bottled water to 15,000 homes. Newark’s pipes are old and worn…

Entertainment

Dare to Ask

September 20, 2019

SONIA SOTOMAYOR is a U.S. Supreme Court justice. She has written a kids’ book called Just Ask! It is about kids who have differences that can make life challenging. Sotomayor knows what it is like to feel different. She…

Entertainment

Trip to the Mountains

September 20, 2019

Abominable tells the story of Yi. She lives in China. Yi and her friends Jin and Peng meet a yeti, or an abominable snowman. The crew goes on an adventure to take him back to his family on Mount Everest,…

Community

Let's Celebrate

September 13, 2019

Banners and streamers are hung. Games are set up. Soon, it will be time to pump up the music and welcome the guests. Kids will rush in, ready to celebrate. Every month, birthday parties like this take place across the…

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Community

Little Libraries

September 13, 2019

Not all libraries are in big buildings. Some libraries are very small. In fact, a LITTLE FREE LIBRARY can be the size of a birdhouse. Some are even built inside the trunks of old trees. A Little Free Library…

Community

Play Space

September 13, 2019

Playing outside is important for the mind and body. But not all kids have a safe place to play. That’s where KABOOM! comes in. Since 1996, Kaboom! has built or fixed up more than 20,000 playgrounds. Kids and adults help…

Technology

Robots at Work

September 6, 2019

Alex Vardakostas is the co-owner of a burger restaurant. It’s called Creator. But Vardakostas doesn’t flip burgers. Neither do his employees. At Creator, burgers are made by a robot. Vardakostas invented the machine. It grinds meat, cuts vegetables, and…

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Technology

Ready For Class

September 6, 2019

AV1 is a classroom robot. It was built to help students who are sick. The robot takes a student’s place in class. Users control it with a smartphone. Makayla Nunn is a student in the United Kingdom. She uses…

Environment

Waste Not

August 30, 2019

Each weekday, some 30 million students in the United States eat a school lunch. Then they fill cafeteria trash cans with uneaten food. Wasted food is a waste of money, a missed chance to feed hungry people, and bad…

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