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Going Green

July 13, 2020

What do you envision when you think of a forest? You probably imagine a vast stretch of land covered with trees. But as traditional forests are destroyed, tiny forests—some as small as a tennis court— have sprung up in cities…

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Rising Water

April 17, 2020

If nothing is done to stop rising sea levels, the homes of 200 million people could be underwater by the year 2100. That’s according to a study published in October in the scientific magazine Nature Communications. The global sea level…

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Building Green

April 17, 2020

Have you ever noticed a problem in your community that you couldn’t figure out how to fix? Dr. Aboubacar Kampo has. He was living in Côte d’Ivoire, a country on the coast of West Africa, where plastic is a major…

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Banned Bags

March 13, 2020

A ban on single-use plastic bags went into effect in New York State on March 1. New York is one of several states to forbid stores from handing out plastic bags at checkout. California was the first. Many cities and…

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Fires in Australia

January 17, 2020

Since September, bush fires have been burning in Australia. Drought and a severe heat wave are feeding the flames. Officials are calling this fire season one of the worst in the country’s history. “We have no idea where this is…

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United Youth

October 18, 2019

UNITED NATIONS, New York— It’s 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 21. Five people are seated at the center of the Trusteeship Council Chamber. Four of them are youth climate activists. The fifth is United Nations (U.N.) secretary-general António Guterres. Typically,…

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Cleaning Up the Ocean

October 18, 2019

The Ocean Cleanup has been trying out a system for removing plastic from the sea. After running into several problems, the group has got the system up and working. “I am very proud to share with you that we are…

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Climate Hope

October 18, 2019

Mario and the Hole in the Sky is based on the true story of Mario Molina, a Mexican scientist who helped solve a big problem. Molina was worried about a hole in the ozone layer over our planet. The ozone…

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On Strike

September 20, 2019

Across the globe, hundreds of thousands of young people are taking to the streets today, urging world leaders to address climate change. Many of the protesters are kids and teens. They’re skipping school to take part in the Global Climate…

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Fire Alarm

September 6, 2019

On the afternoon of August 19, smoke and ash filled the sky over São Paulo, Brazil, blocking the sun. The smoke was coming from the Amazon rain forest, hundreds of miles away. There, a record number of fires were raging.…

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