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PPE Pollution

February 26, 2021

Zoë Trisha Prinsloo sees all sorts of plastic trash during her beach cleanups in Cape Town, South Africa. The teenager has collected plastic bottles, food containers, straws, and more. Lately, Prinsloo has noticed an increase in a certain kind of…

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Weather

Gathering Storms

January 15, 2021

In November, Hurricane Eta made landfall in Central America. The storm caused destruction from Panama to Florida. Two weeks later, Hurricane Iota arrived. It was even more powerful, pouring rain on places that were already flooded. President Juan Orlando Hernández,…

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Seaweed Solution

October 30, 2020

Welcome to Bamfield, a coastal community in British Columbia, Canada. Louis Druehl is steering The Kelp Express along the shore. For 51 years, the boat has taken him to Kelp Bay. There, ropes of seaweed are growing beneath the water’s…

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This Week in TFK History: Climate Change

October 30, 2020

Time flies! The first issue of TIME for Kids was published in September 1995. That means TFK is turning 25. To honor our 25th anniversary, we’re pulling TFK stories from the archives and highlighting them in this space. Each archival…

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This Week in TFK History: Monarch Butterflies

September 18, 2020

Time flies! The first issue of TIME for Kids was published in September 1995. That means TFK is turning 25. To honor our 25th anniversary, we’re pulling TFK stories from the archives and highlighting them in this space. Each archival…

Animals

Polar Bears in Danger

July 22, 2020

Most polar bears could disappear by the end of the century, scientists say. Global warming is to blame. According to a study published this month in Nature Climate Change, most polar bear populations will be in serious decline by 2080.…

Animals

Lost and Found

July 13, 2020

A team of biologists recently studied rainfrogs in the forests of northern Ecuador. While doing so, they made a surprising discovery: a Mindo harlequin toad. The creature hadn’t been seen alive in 30 years. The scientists couldn’t believe their eyes.…

Animals

Penguin Census

April 17, 2020

SNOW ISLAND, Antarctica— Click. Click click click. Click. Conservation biologist Steve Forrest is standing at the top of a rocky cliff. He’s on a remote island off the coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. Behind him is a seemingly endless glacier.…

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Change in the Air

April 17, 2020

Cities and countries around the world are asking residents to stay home to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Fewer cars are on the road. Fewer planes are in the sky. With many businesses and factories closed as well, it’s…

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Young Game Changers

Kid Heroes for the Planet

April 17, 2020

Earth Day is April 22. It’s a day when people around the world work to help the planet. But many people, including kids, are passionate about protecting the Earth and its inhabitants every day. TIME for Kids spoke with a…