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Look Up!

October 7, 2021

A visitor at Kew Gardens, in London, England, admires One Thousand Springs. The artwork by Chiharu Shiota is part of the Royal Botanic Gardens’ Japanese autumn …


Reef Relief?

September 24, 2021

Tony Fontes is from California. He first went scuba diving at Australia’s Great Barrier Reef in 1979. Fontes was amazed by the experience. 
He decided to stay in Australia and work as a dive instructor. “The marine life and the…



Spring Blooms

March 19, 2021

People gather in Wuhan East Lake Cherry Blossom Park, in Wuhan, China, on March 14. The park’s Cherry Blossom Festival includes live music and performances. It kicked off early this month. Stunning views of the pink petals can also be…


New COVID-19 Data

September 4, 2020

The number of new COVID-19 cases reported daily in the United States is falling. That’s according to Johns Hopkins University. By the end of August, about 43,000 new cases were being reported daily in the U.S. That number was down…

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Tribal Lands Returned

July 29, 2020

The Esselen Tribe is a group of indigenous people in Monterey County, California. On July 27, the Esselen regained land that belonged to their ancestors. It is the first time they have gotten back any of their former territory, which…


Cases on the Rise

July 7, 2020

COVID-19 infections continue to rise in the United States. At press time, almost 3 million cases have been confirmed in the U.S. According to Johns Hopkins University, 50,000 new daily cases were confirmed across the country on July 1, and…


Back to the Movies

June 11, 2020

As countries ease coronavirus restrictions, businesses and other public places are slowly reopening. Movie theaters could be next. AMC, the world’s largest cinema operator, announced on Tuesday that it plans to reopen “almost all” of its theaters in the United…

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Parks Reopen

May 26, 2020

All around the country, states are loosening coronavirus restrictions. Businesses, restaurants, and other public places are slowly reopening. On Memorial Day weekend, people crowded onto beaches for the first time in months. But many weren’t following social-distancing guidelines. This could…


Museums Closed

May 20, 2020

About one in eight museums worldwide is at risk of permanently closing because of the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s according to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the International Council of Museums (ICOM). “It is alarming…


Camp Concerns

May 12, 2020

About 20 million children in the United States attend summer camp every year, according to the American Camp Association (ACA). They look forward to spending time there with friends. But with social-distancing rules in effect across the U.S., many summer…