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Restoring Forests

October 22, 2021

Aadya Joshi looks across a landscape near Mumbai, India. She sees eucalyptus trees. They were planted to replace a forest. It was cleared for timber. Joshi is not happy. Eucalyptus trees don’t grow naturally in the area, she says. Native…

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United States

Major Oil Spill

October 8, 2021

An underwater pipeline has leaked at least 126,000 gallons of oil into the Pacific Ocean. The leak happened off the coast of California on October 2. It may be the largest spill in California since 2015. Oil covered the water…

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Giants in Danger

September 24, 2021

California’s KNP Complex wildfire forced the evacuation of Sequoia National Park on September 14. The blaze threatened the park’s giant sequoia trees. These are some of the largest trees in the world. By September 17, the fire had reached the…

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World

Mapping Coral Reefs

September 17, 2021

Scientists have a new tool. It’s the Allen Coral Atlas. It’s a detailed online map of the world’s coral reefs. Its data will help conservationists. Coral reefs are home to ocean animals. These include fish and crabs. Reefs provide economic…

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Crowd Control

September 3, 2021

Hugh Kim started planning his summer vacation in March. One destination topped the list: Glacier National Park. That’s in Montana. Kim lives in New York City. He reserved his tickets online. He had to be quick. “There were around 4,000…

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United States

Water Shortage

August 27, 2021

The United States government has declared a water shortage on the Colorado River. The announcement came on August 16. The shortage is the result of a drought in the Southwest. Scientists say it is one of the worst droughts in…

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Ready, Set, Sail!

July 23, 2021

This spring, 12 sailing teams from around the world competed in the first-ever Ocean Race Europe. The race set off from Lorient, France, on May 29. Teams of six to 10 people spent 22 days sailing the Atlantic Ocean and…

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Technology

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.…

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Opinion

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…

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Science

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…

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