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Environment

Earth Science

Sea Change

January 11, 2024

Enric Sala is standing under a replica of a right whale at the natural history museum in Washington, D.C. It’s the summer of 2023. Outside, the air is smudged with wildfire smoke drifting down from Canada. But Sala is talking…

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Service Stars

For the Animals

September 7, 2023

This is the first article in a new TFK series about kids changing the world. We’ll tell you all about it in a special issue in October—stay tuned! Nirvaan Agarwal found out early how powerful a kid’s voice can be.…

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People

Making a Better World

June 26, 2023

Imagine venturing into the depths of the jungle to observe the chimpanzees who call it home. With a scrawl in your notepad and a click of your camera, you document groundbreaking information about the species. Sounds awesome, right? Jane Goodall…

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Animals

Safe Haven

April 6, 2023

In the middle of the night, a baby chimpanzee is having nightmares. Chantal, his caretaker, tries to soothe him back to sleep. She works at the Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center, in the Republic of the Congo, in Africa. The chimp’s…

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Young Game Changers

Kid Heroes for the Planet

April 5, 2023

Earth Day comes every April 22. It’s a day to do some good for the planet. It’s also a time to think about how to help year-round. Get inspired by reading about four young people who have taken action for…

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Animals

8 Questions for Jane Goodall

April 5, 2023

Jane Goodall is the world’s leading expert on chimpanzees. She began studying them in what is now Gombe Stream National Park, in Tanzania, in the 1960s. She spoke with TFK Kid Reporter Shaivi Moparthi. 1. What inspired you to dedicate…

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World

New Ocean Treaty

March 9, 2023

On March 4, United Nations (U.N.) member countries agreed on a treaty that will protect marine life in the high seas. These are ocean waters outside of all national boundaries. The treaty will protect 30% of the world’s oceans–nearly half…

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Transportation

Chemical Cleanup

March 3, 2023

Cleanup of toxic waste continues in East Palestine, Ohio, after a fiery freight-train derailment last month. Tons of solid and liquid waste have been moved by truck to treatment sites. On February 3, 38 freight cars went off the tracks.…

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World

Good Growing

January 19, 2023

Biologist Paula Costa is standing in a bare field of red dirt in the São Paulo State, in Brazil. Five hundred years ago, this land was part of a rainforest called the Mata Atlântica. Today, nearly all of the forest…

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World

Prizewinners

December 9, 2022

The second annual Earthshot Prize Awards were given out on December 2, in Boston, Massachusetts. The Earthshot charity was founded by Prince William, of the United Kingdom (U.K.). It awards $1.2 million to each of five projects that address an…

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