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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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Waste-Free Coffee

April 22, 2022

Starbucks is a popular coffee shop. It uses about 7 billion disposable cups each year. This creates a lot of waste. More than one-third of the company’s packaging waste is cups and lids. Starbucks hopes to cut its waste in…

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Gray Wolves Re-Listed

March 10, 2022

Gray wolves are going back on the endangered-species list. The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) creates this list. It took the gray wolf off in early 2021. But on February 10, 2022, a judge made a ruling. He…

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Earth Science

The Trees We See

March 4, 2022

What kinds of trees are near you? There are about 1,000 different tree species in the United States. These are four of the most common. They are native to the U.S. The white oak is large and strong. It can…

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Environment

Eat for the Earth

February 25, 2022

Some food choices are better for the planet than others. Some foods use less energy or fewer resources to produce. Below are a few tips for eating in ways that are easier on the environment. Use your extras. This will…

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People

For the Planet

February 4, 2022

Jane Goodall was a stubborn kid. She didn’t always do what she was told. But her stubbornness led her to success. She became the world’s best-known primatologist. In 1960, Goodall sat for months in the forests of Tanzania, in Africa.…

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Science

Responding to Spills

January 24, 2022

Larger oil spills are a hazard for people and wildlife. Spilled oil must be removed from the environment. Emergency response teams are called in to do the work. There are several ways to clean up oil spills. This diagram explains…

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Science

Bad Bug Alert

October 15, 2021

The spotted lanternfly might look pretty. But the insect is causing big problems. Experts in the United States are saying we need to do away with the bug. “Kill it! Squash it, smash it. . . just get rid of…

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Earth Science

Burst of Fire

August 27, 2021

The ground rumbles. Hot liquid, ash, and rocks shoot out of a mountaintop. The air is filled with smoke. These are the sights and sounds of an erupting volcano. A volcano is a kind of mountain. The mountain has an…

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Hot Zone

August 27, 2021

The Ring of Fire is a horseshoe-shaped belt around the Pacific Ocean. It is about 25,000 miles long. It is home to three-quarters of the world’s active volcanoes. Some of the most famous volcanoes are in the Ring of Fire.…

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