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Walking is Awesome

March 12, 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…

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Ocean Commotion

February 19, 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…

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Going Green

July 13, 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…

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Rising Water

April 17, 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…

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Building Green

April 17, 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,…

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Bags Banned

March 13, 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…

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Fires in Australia

January 17, 2020

Since September, bush fires have been burning in Australia. Drought and a heat wave are feeding the flames. Officials say this fire season is one of the worst in the country’s history. “We have no idea where this is going…

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United Youth

October 18, 2019

UNITED NATIONS, New York— It’s Saturday, September 21, at 10 a.m. Five people are seated at the center of the Trusteeship Council Chamber. Four of them are youth climate activists. The fifth is United Nations (U.N.) secretary-general António Guterres. Typically,…

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Cleaning Up the Ocean

October 18, 2019

The Ocean Cleanup has a system for removing plastic from the sea. The group ran into problems early on. But now the system is up and working. “I am very proud to share with you that we are now catching…

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Climate Hope

October 18, 2019

Mario and the Hole in the Sky is based on the true story of Mario Molina. He was a Mexican scientist who helped solve a big problem. Molina was worried about a hole in the ozone layer over our planet.…