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Ozone Recovery

January 19, 2023

The hole in Earth’s ozone layer is on track to heal. That’s according to a new United Nations (U.N.) report. The recovery comes 35 years after an international agreement. That deal stopped the use of ozone-destroying chemicals. Ozone is a…

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Population Rise

December 2, 2022

The world population reached 8 billion in November, according to the United Nations. This was not a surprise. People are living longer, thanks in part to better healthcare. But more people could mean fewer resources in poorer countries. Parts of…

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In the Field

November 3, 2022

If you enjoy learning about interesting jobs, find this article and more like it on Your Hot Job, TFK's new career-focused website for kids. What does your future hold? Growing up, Danielle Belleny was “always outdoors, messing with plants and…

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8 Questions for Vanessa Nakate

November 2, 2022

Vanessa Nakate is a climate activist from Uganda, and a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund. She spoke with TFK Kid Reporter Celsey O’Hare. 1. What does it mean to be a UNICEF goodwill ambassador? I get…

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Miracle Trees

October 5, 2022

Tariq Qaiser is steering a small boat through a swamp. He’s on Bundal Island, near Karachi, Pakistan. Qaiser is here to document the illegal cutting of the island’s mangrove trees. On some days, “you can’t hear a single bird because…

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Buses Go Electric

December 31, 2021

Thomas Built Buses is a company in High Point, North Carolina. Workers at its school-bus factory are thrilled about a new government law. It’s the infrastructure bill. President Joe Biden signed it into law on November 15. Among other things,…

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Big Tree

December 2, 2021

A worker studies a burned-out sequoia on November 19. The tree stands in Redwood Mountain Grove, in California’s Kings Canyon National Park. The grove was dev…

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Fighting for Change

November 12, 2021

Government officials from 196 countries gathered for the United Nations Conference of the Parties. It was held in Glasgow, Scotland. It took place from October 31 to November 12. The conference brings world leaders together every year. They discuss how…

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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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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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