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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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Fires in Australia

January 9, 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 10, 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 10, 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 9, 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.…

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On Strike

September 20, 2019

Across the globe, hundreds of thousands of young people are taking to the streets today, urging world leaders to address climate change. Many of the protesters are kids and teens. They’re skipping school to take part in the Global Climate…

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Fire Alarm

August 30, 2019

On the afternoon of August 19, smoke and ash filled the sky over São Paulo, Brazil. The smoke was coming from the Amazon rain forest, hundreds of miles away. There, a record number of fires were raging, with little effort…

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