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Youth Climate Case

April 6, 2023

Sixteen young people are suing the state of Montana. They say its support for fossil fuels is driving climate change. Held v. Montana is not the first youth climate case in the United States. But it’s the first to go…

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TFK Press Club

What's Your Earth Story?

April 6, 2023

News stories about the environment can cover a wide range of topics, such as pollution, extreme weather, and endangered animals. Sometimes, they look at solutions to environmental problems. Or a journalist might write about what someone is doing to help…

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World

Do Not Eat!

April 6, 2023

This meatball is made from the genetic code of a mammoth. It was shown at a science museum in Amsterdam on March 28. Its creators say it’s meant to get people t…

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Safe Haven

April 6, 2023

In the middle of the night, a baby chimpanzee is having nightmares. Chantal, his caretaker, tries to soothe him back to sleep. They’re at the Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center. It’s in the Republic of the Congo, in Africa. The chimp’s…

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Opinion

Should All Cars Be Electric?

April 6, 2023

The race is on to get more electric cars on the road. President Joe Biden has made electric vehicles (EVs) a priority. By 2030, he’d like half of all new vehicles sold to be zero-emission. It’s a response to the…

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Technology

Sticking to It

April 6, 2023

If you enjoy learning about interesting jobs, find this article and more like it on Your Hot Job, TFK's new career-focused website for kids. What does your future hold? When Drew Mascotti graduated from high school, he got a job…

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Science

Quiet Creatures? Nope.

April 5, 2023

Dogs bark. Frogs croak. Birds chirp. Certain animals are known for their sounds. Others seem to be silent. But a study published last October in Nature Communications suggests otherwise about some of these so-called quiet creatures. Researchers recorded 53 species…

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Environment

Kid Heroes for the Planet

April 5, 2023

Earth Day comes every April 22. It’s a day to do some good for the planet. It’s also a time to think about how to help year-round. Get inspired by reading about four young people who have taken action for…

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United States

Drying Up

April 5, 2023

In January, an Arizona desert community found itself in a nightmare situation: The water was cut off. Rio Verde Foothills is made up of about 2,000 homes. For years, many of them relied on water trucked in from the nearby…

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Environment

8 Questions for Jane Goodall

April 5, 2023

Jane Goodall is the world’s leading expert on chimpanzees. She began studying them in what is now Gombe Stream National Park, in Tanzania, in the 1960s. She spoke with TFK Kid Reporter Shaivi Moparthi. 1. What inspired you to dedicate…

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United States

TFK Explains: Silicon Valley Bank Crisis

March 16, 2023

On March 10, Silicon Valley Bank failed. Customers feared they would lose their money. The United States government took over the bank to prevent a financial crisis. Here are the details. What is Silicon Valley Bank (SVB)? SVB was…

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TFK Press Club

Can You Explain It?

March 16, 2023

Sometimes, news stories cover specialized topics that require background knowledge the average reader might not have. For this type of story, a journalist might write an explainer article. An explainer provides what readers need to know about a complex topic.…

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World

Volcanic Activity

March 16, 2023

Thick smoke rises from Mount Merapi, in Indonesia. The country has more than 120 active volcanoes, and Merapi is the most active. The March 11 eruption blankete…

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Community

Be a TFK Kid Reporter

March 16, 2023

Do you dream of being a reporter? Enter the TFK Kid Reporter Contest for a chance to report for our magazines and website. TFK editors will choose up to 10 talented students as TFK Kid Reporters for the 2023–2024 school…

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Business

Snow Business

March 16, 2023

Europe’s ski resorts haven’t been getting enough snow. Amedeo Reale isn’t worried. He’s the president of Sci Club 18, in Cortina d’Ampezzo. The town is in Italy’s Dolomite mountains. In 2026, the area will host the women’s Winter Olympics downhill…

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Technology

Game On!

March 16, 2023

If you enjoy learning about interesting jobs, find this article and more like it on Your Hot Job, TFK's new career-focused website for kids. What does your future hold? Do you enjoy playing video games? Have you ever thought about…

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Community

The Youth Report

March 16, 2023

TIME for Kids is looking for the next generation of TFK Kid Reporters. Our Kid Reporters write stories, review books and movies, and do cool interviews. “I’ve had amazing opportunities to meet and learn about people who are making a…

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