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An Electric Future

April 9, 2021

General Motors (GM) is one of the world’s major automakers. In January, the company set a goal: It would stop selling gas-powered cars by 2035. It will make more battery-powered vehicles. This is a big moment for the auto industry.…



Grow Your Own Garden

April 8, 2021

Starting a garden might seem daunting. But with a little planning and a few tips, you’ll be growing in no time. One of the key things to remember is to grow what you love. This way, you’ll be sure to…


Mystery of the Sea

April 8, 2021

Legend has it that in the 1970s, a boat captain spotted a green banana peel floating above a sinkhole off Florida’s coast. That sinkhole became known as the Green Banana. A sinkhole is a hollow place in the Earth in…


Etna Erupts

March 12, 2021

Mount Etna, a volcano on the Italian island of Sicily, continued to erupt on March 7. It spewed a column of lava and ash that reached a spectacular height of 33,000 feet. Mount Etna is Europe’s most active volcano. It…


Walking is Awesome

March 2, 2021

Have you ever said “Whoa!” as you watched a basketball player sink a basket? If so, you have felt awe. It’s a strong feeling of wonder or amazement. Virginia Sturm is a psychologist and a professor at the University of…


Ocean Commotion

February 12, 2021

Sound pollution is making oceans noisier than ever. And it’s harming marine life. That’s according to a new article in the journal Science. Researchers looked at thousands of studies on ocean sound and its effects on wildlife. They found that…


Going Green

July 15, 2020

When you envision a forest, you probably imagine a vast stretch of land covered with trees. But as traditional forests are destroyed, tiny forests have sprung up in cities around the world. They’re increasing biodiversity and fighting climate change. Mini…


Rising Water

April 7, 2020

If nothing is done to stop rising sea levels, the homes of 200 million people could be underwater by the year 2100. That’s according to a study in the scientific magazine Nature Communications. The study was published in October. Climate…


Building Green

April 3, 2020

Have you ever noticed a problem that you couldn’t figure out how to fix? Dr. Aboubacar Kampo has. He was living in Côte d’Ivoire, a country in Africa, where plastic is a major environmental issue. Côte d’Ivoire’s biggest city, Abidjan,…



Bags Banned

March 6, 2020

New York State has banned single-use plastic bags. The new law went into effect on March 1. New York is one of several states to forbid stores from handing out plastic bags at checkout. California was the first. Many cities…