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8 Questions for the Irwins

April 2, 2020

Bindi and Robert Irwin are the children of the late Steve Irwin, a conservationist and a zookeeper at Australia Zoo. Their reality-TV show, Crikey! It’s the Irwins, teaches people to care about wildlife. They spoke with TFK Kid Reporter Priscilla…

Animals

Safe Travels

March 6, 2020

Patty Garvey-Darda loves pikas, which are small mammals related to rabbits. “I think they are about the cutest animals alive,” she told TIME for Kids. Garvey-Darda is a wildlife biologist with the United States Forest Service. She wants to protect…

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Rare Animal Rediscovered

November 27, 2019

A tiny deerlike animal has been rediscovered in Vietnam, according to a paper published on November 11. The silver-backed chevrotain, also called the Vietnam mouse-deer, had not been seen since 1990. “For so long, this species has seemingly only existed…

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Tech for Trees

October 17, 2019

In 2012, Topher White visited a wildlife sanctuary in Indonesia. He and his fellow volunteers were hiking through the rain forest when they came across a man cutting down a huge tree. They were watching illegal logging in action.…

Young Game Changers

Youth in Action

October 10, 2019

Leading climate activists gathered at the United Nations (U.N.) Youth Climate Summit, in New York City, on September 21. Of about one thousand attendees, 42 were under the age of 18. They were invited to the summit after being nominated…

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Forest on Fire

August 22, 2019

The Amazon rain forest is on fire. There are more fires burning there than ever before. That’s according to Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research. Using satellites to track deforestation and wildfires, the agency has counted 74,155 fires in the…

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Record-Breaking Heat

August 19, 2019

July 2019 was the hottest month ever recorded. That’s according to scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). NOAA announced its findings on August 15. The average worldwide temperature for July was 62.1°F. That’s.05°F higher than July 2016,…

Young Game Changers

Sailing for the Planet

August 14, 2019

Today, Greta Thunberg set sail for the United States. The 16-year-old climate activist is traveling across the Atlantic Ocean on a sailboat. She is heading for New York City. She will attend a United Nations climate-change summit there in September.…

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Planting Seeds

July 30, 2019

On Monday, millions of people in Ethiopia planted more than 350 million trees in 12 hours. The event was part of the country’s Green Legacy Initiative. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed launched the initiative in May. He hopes to reverse the…

Animals

A Rare Bear

May 29, 2019

Scientists at the Wolong National Nature Reserve, in China, have made an unusual discovery. With a motion-activated camera, they caught an image of an all-white bear trudging through the forest. The creature may look like a polar bear, but it’s…