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Rising Waters

September 21, 2018

Flooding continues in the southeastern United States after Hurricane Florence. Hurricane Florence barreled in from the Atlantic Ocean. It landed in North Carolina on the morning of September 14. It wasn’t 90-mile-an-hour winds that officials feared most. It was water. The…

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Toxic Waters

August 31, 2018

A toxic algae bloom, or red tide, has killed thousands of animals off Florida’s Gulf Coast and driven people away from beaches. It is the worst red tide in Florida since 2006. Red tides occur when algae, a type of…

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Penguins in Peril

August 13, 2018

The world’s largest colony of king penguins has shrunk by 90%, researchers say. Thirty years ago, there were some 2 million king penguins on France’s remote island of Ile aux Cochons. It is located in the Indian Ocean, between Africa…

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Help for Earthquake Victims

August 8, 2018

Rescuers are working to help victims of a powerful earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok. The earthquake struck Lombok on August 5. It left 131 people dead. That’s according to Sutopo Purwo Nugroho. He is the spokesperson for the…

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Changing the Tide for Coral Reefs

July 9, 2018

Hawaii lawmakers are on a mission to save coral reefs. On July 3, Hawaii governor David Ige signed a bill to help. It bans sunscreens containing chemicals that are harmful to reefs. It is the first bill of its kind…

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An Epic Eruption

May 9, 2018

On May 3, Hawaii’s Big Island experienced a major volcanic explosion. The volcano Kilauea pushed lava and toxic gas from its vents and opened fissures, or cracks, beneath a nearby residential neighborhood. On May 4, the seismic activity caused a…

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Hope for the Wild

April 6, 2018

In northeastern Peru lies an unspoiled area of Amazon rain forest. It is called Yaguas. It stretches along 125 miles of the Putumayo River. Amazon rain forests affect rain patterns across the globe. Keeping them intact is one of the…

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Sweet Solutions

April 6, 2018

Last year, Americans spent more than $22 billion on chocolate. But the tasty treat comes at a far greater cost than this. That’s because farmers often cut down trees in the rain forest when they need more land to plant…

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The Problem With Plastics

April 6, 2018

A cleanup crew was exploring the shore of a river in Washington, D.C. The water rippled under a blue sky, and grass swayed on the mudflats. But something else caught the group’s eye. Along the shore were heaps of plastic…

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Young Game Changers

Kid Heroes for the Planet

April 5, 2018

You don’t have to be a superhero to help the environment. Even small, simple actions can add up to big change. People around the world will celebrate Earth Day on April 22. But anyone—including kids—can work to help the Earth…