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More Species Protected

December 1, 2022

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) was held last month in Panama. The international conference set new protections for some 500 species. Many were animals. They have been hunted and sold as…

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Transportation

Gas-Powered Car Ban

September 2, 2022

California is phasing out gas-powered vehicles. On August 25, officials set new rules for cars sold in the state. All new cars will have to be electric or hydrogen-powered by 2035. Transportation makes up about half of California’s greenhouse-gas emissions,…

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Animals

Bye-Bye, Lanternfly

August 26, 2022

“Kill it! Squash it, smash it. . . just get rid of it.” Those are instructions from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. They’re part of an effort to stop the spotted lanternfly. Across the eastern United States, officials are asking…

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Animals

Shark Sighting

August 26, 2022

A shark was spotted off the shore of LeCount Hollow beach, in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, on August 8. The sighting was reported to the Sharktivity app. That’s a public-safety tool. It was created by the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy (AWSC). John…

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Animals

Python Challenge

August 8, 2022

More than 800 people gathered in the Everglades on August 5 for the annual Florida Python Challenge. They’ll help search for Burmese pythons. The Challenge runs through August 14. Snake hunters are competing for a cash prize of $2,500. The…

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Animals

Tiger Time

August 1, 2022

There was a lot to celebrate this year on International Tiger Day, July 29. In Nepal, Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba made an announcement. He said the country’s wild-tiger population has increased nearly 200%. Nepal’s tigers were in danger of…

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Animals

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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World

U.N. Climate Report

April 8, 2022

On April 4, the United Nations (U.N.) released a new report. Climate scientists say countries must reduce their fossil-fuel emissions sharply and soon. Otherwise, the dangers of global warming—such as droughts, wildfires, and ecosystem loss—will become worse. António Guterres is…

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Animals

Rainbow Fish

April 7, 2022

This colorful creature is a rose-veiled fairy wrasse. The species is new to science. It was described last month in the journal ZooKeys. The fish is found in th…

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Business

Refill, Please!

April 6, 2022

According to the World Economic Forum, only 14% of plastic packaging is collected for recycling. Most is burned, tossed into a landfill, or scattered around the natural environment. Experts say companies should do away with single-use containers. They could replace…

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