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Giants in Danger

September 24, 2021

California’s KNP Complex wildfire forced the evacuation of Sequoia National Park on September 14. The blaze threatened the park’s giant sequoia trees. These trees are some of the largest in the world. By September 17, the fire had reached the…

Sports

Teen Tennis Takeover

September 16, 2021

Emma Raducanu, 18, won the Grand Slam women’s final at the U.S. Open on September 11. The tennis player from the United Kingdom beat 19-year-old Canadian Leylah Fernandez 6–4, 6–3. 
It was the first time since 1999 that two teens…

Business

Taking a Stand

September 15, 2021

Last year, a 9-year-old boy from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, set up a lemonade stand. He got lots of customers. “They all took a sip of lemonade and either gave a thumbs-up or said it was really good!” he told TIME for…

Space

Take a Spin

September 9, 2021

Inspiration4 commander Jared Isaacman rides the multi-axis trainer at Space Camp, in Huntsville, Alabama, in July. The machine gives people a feel for what it’s…

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Crowd Control

September 3, 2021

Hugh Kim, of New York City, started planning his family’s summer vacation in March. One destination topped the list: Glacier National Park, in Montana. Kim reserved tickets online. He had to do it quickly. “There were around 4,000 tickets available…

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Weather

After Ida

September 3, 2021

Emergency response crews have been hard at work in Louisiana and Mississippi after Hurricane Ida tore through the region. Ida barreled into Louisiana’s coast on August 29, as a Category 4 hurricane. It was one of the most powerful storms…

Weather

Ida's Path

September 3, 2021

After slamming the South, Ida crossed the northeastern U.S. on September 1 as a tropical storm. Record rainfall caused flooding in the region. At least 18 people were killed. The nearly 8.5 million residents of New York City were told…

Sports

Game Champs

September 2, 2021

Michigan is this year’s Little League World Series (LLWS) champion. The team from Taylor, Michigan, beat Ohio 5–2 on August 29. Sixteen teams played in the 10-day tournament. It took place in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Because of COVID-19, no international…

Culture

Back in Class

August 27, 2021

Kids all over the country have returned to classrooms. This is usually an exciting time. But this year, the excitement is again mixed with uncertainty. “I’m wondering if school will be back to normal, or if it’ll be the same…

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Environment

Water Shortage

August 27, 2021

The United States government announced on August 16 that it has declared a water shortage on the Colorado River. The shortage is the result of a drought in the Southwest. Scientists say it is one of the worst droughts in…