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PPE Pollution

February 26, 2021

Zoë Trisha Prinsloo sees lots of plastic waste. The teenager hosts beach cleanups in Cape Town, South Africa. Prinsloo has picked up plastic bottles, straws, and more. Lately, she has noticed an increase in one type of trash. It’s from…

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Weather

Gathering Storms

January 15, 2021

In November, Hurricane Eta made landfall in Central America. It caused destruction from Panama to Florida. Two weeks later, Hurricane Iota arrived. It was more powerful. It rained on places that were already flooded. Juan Orlando Hernández is president of…

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Seaweed Solution

October 30, 2020

Welcome to Bamfield. It’s a coastal village in British Columbia, Canada. Louis Druehl is steering The Kelp Express along the shore. For 51 years, the boat has taken him to Kelp Bay. There, ropes of seaweed grow beneath the water’s…

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History

This Week in TFK History: Monarch Butterflies

September 18, 2020

Time flies! The first issue of TIME for Kids was published in September 1995. That means TFK is turning 25. To honor our 25th anniversary, we’re pulling TFK stories from the archives and highlighting them in this space. Each archival…

Animals

Polar Bears in Danger

July 22, 2020

Most polar bears could disappear by the end of the century, scientists say. Global warming is to blame. According to a study published this month in Nature Climate Change, most polar bear populations will be in serious decline by 2080.…

Animals

Lost and Found

July 13, 2020

A team of biologists recently studied rainfrogs in the forests of northern Ecuador. While doing so, they made a surprising discovery: a Mindo harlequin toad. The creature hadn’t been seen alive in 30 years. The scientists couldn’t believe their eyes.…

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Penguin Census

April 17, 2020

SNOW ISLAND, Antarctica— Click. Click click click. Click. Steve Forrest is a biologist. He’s standing at the top of a cliff. It’s on an island off the coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. Below him are several hundred penguins and their…

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World

Change in the Air

April 17, 2020

Cities and countries around the world are asking people to stay home to slow the spread of COVID-19. Fewer cars are on the road. Fewer planes are in the sky. Many businesses and factories are closed. So it’s no surprise…

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Young Game Changers

Kid Heroes for the Planet

April 17, 2020

Earth Day is April 22. It’s a day when people around the world work to help the planet. But many people, including kids, care deeply about protecting the Earth and its inhabitants every day. TIME for Kids spoke with a…

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Forest Life

April 17, 2020

The Amazon rain forest is home to millions of plant and animal species. But deforestation is a rising theat, Daniel Nepstad tells TIME for Kids. Last year, wildfires tore through the Amazon. At the time, “you could really imagine that…