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Saving Monarchs

September 17, 2021

In the 1980s, about 4½ million monarch butterflies spent winter on the coast of California and northern Mexico every year. “There would be these forests of monarch butterflies looking like leaves on trees,” Elizabeth Crone told TIME for Kids. She’s…

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Animals

Kids Care About: Sea Turtles

July 23, 2021

TFK Kid Reporter Sophia Hou cares about sea turtles. She talked to experts about why these animals are in danger and how people can help. Sea turtles live in coastal areas and open waters all over the world. Six species…

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Flying High

April 15, 2021

Good news for American bald eagles! Since 2009, their population has quadrupled in the lower 48 states, according to a recent report by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Bald eagles were once on the brink of extinction. But efforts…

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Back to the Wild

April 9, 2021

Gray wolves have roamed North America for at least half a million years. Their habitat once included most of the continental United States. But during the 1800s and early 1900s, wolves were hunted to near extinction. By the 1960s, the…

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Young Game Changers

8 Questions for Autumn Peltier

April 9, 2021

A member of the Wiikwemkoong First Nation, Autumn Peltier, 16, lives in Canada. She advocates for clean water for Canada’s indigenous population. TFK Kid Reporter Pranav Mukhi spoke with her about the power of youth activism. 1. What does…

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Kid Heroes for the Planet

April 8, 2021

On Earth Day, people around the world work to help our planet. But April 22 isn’t the only day this happens. Many people, including kids, protect the Earth all year long. Read about five inspiring Kid Heroes for the Planet,…

Animals

Kids Care About: Polar Bears

April 8, 2021

TFK Kid Reporter Victoria Hanson cares about polar bears. She talked to experts about why these animals are in danger and how people can help. Polar bears live mostly within the Arctic Circle. They’ve been on the endangered-species list since…

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Lights Out In Philadelphia

March 19, 2021

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, will join a national lights-out program. It is run by the National Audubon Society. Conservationists made the announcement on March 11. They are asking people to turn off lights between midnight and 6 a.m. The goal is to…

Food and Nutrition

Food Gone to Waste

March 12, 2021

More than a billion tons of food are wasted each year, according to a new report from the United Nations. That’s 17% of the food produced globally in a year. Most waste happens at home, the report says. People buy…

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PPE Pollution

February 18, 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…