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Cristina Fernandez

Cristina Fernandez is a Staff Writer at TIME for Kids. She joined the staff in 2022. A recent graduate from Johns Hopkins University, she earned a bachelor's degree in Writing Seminars and Film and Media Studies. She is also a traditionally published YA author. In her free time, she love reading books, watching TV, and writing.

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Health

TFK Explains: The Jackson Water Crisis

September 23, 2022

On September 15, residents of Jackson, Mississippi, were told that the city’s tap water was once again safe to drink. For nearly seven weeks, they’d had to boil it before using it. Here’s what to know about the crisis. Why…

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World

Britain’s New King

September 15, 2022

King Charles III was officially named Britain’s head of state on September 10. The ceremony was held at St. James’s Palace, in London, England. The tradition is centuries old. But this was the first time it was broadcast live online…

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Science

Launch Delay

September 8, 2022

On September 3, NASA called off the launch of its new rocket, in Cape Canaveral, Florida. It was the second time in a week. The cause was a fuel leak. NASA says the launch of the uncrewed Artemis I, the…

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Environment

Gas-Powered Car Ban

September 2, 2022

California is phasing out gas-powered vehicles. On August 25, officials said all new cars sold in the state will have to be electric or hydrogen-powered by 2035. Transportation accounts for about half of California’s greenhouse-gas emissions, which contribute to climate…

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Environment

Bye-Bye, Lanternfly

August 26, 2022

“Kill it! Squash it, smash it. . . just get rid of it.” Those are instructions from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. They’re part of an effort to stop the spotted lanternfly, an insect that’s harmful to certain plants. Across…

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Environment

Shark Sighting

August 26, 2022

A shark was spotted off the shore of LeCount Hollow beach, in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, on August 8. The sighting was reported to the Sharktivity app. That’s a public-safety tool created by the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy (AWSC). John Chisholm is…

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Python Challenge

August 8, 2022

More than 800 people gathered in the Everglades on August 5 for the annual Florida Python Challenge. They’ll help search for Burmese pythons. The Challenge runs through August 14. Snake hunters are competing for a cash prize of $2,500. The…

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Tiger Time

August 1, 2022

There was a lot to celebrate this year on International Tiger Day, July 29. In Nepal, Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba made an announcement. He said the country’s wild-tiger population has increased nearly 200%. Nepal’s tigers were in danger of…

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World

Striking Gold

July 18, 2022

On July 17, the United States track and field team won nine medals at the World Athletic Championships, in Eugene, Oregon. The team set a record for most medals won at the competition in a single day. The streak started…

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Community

Help Wanted: Lifeguard

June 27, 2022

This summer, the nation is facing a lifeguard shortage. Many pools are struggling to stay open. The shortage affects one-third of pools in the United States. That’s according to the American Lifeguard Association. The group expects half of all U.S.…

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