Skip to main content

Environment

United States

Getting the Lead Out

November 3, 2023

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) plans to update rules that would reduce lead in drinking water. The agency says it will require utility companies to replace old lead water pipes. The current rules are decades old. They have failed…

Audio

United States

Climate Protests

September 22, 2023

Thousands of protesters took to the streets of New York City on September 17. They had a message for President Joe Biden: It’s time for the United States to move away from oil and gas. “We hold the power of…

Audio

Technology

Lit Up

September 21, 2023

A drone display brightens the night sky outside the United Nations headquarters, in New York City, on September 15. It was set up by protesters trying to raise …

Audio

United States

Youth Climate Case

April 6, 2023

Sixteen young people are suing the state of Montana. They say its support for fossil fuels such as coal, oil, and gas is driving climate change and ruining the environment. Held v. Montana is not the first youth climate case…

Audio

United States

Drying Up

April 5, 2023

In January, an Arizona desert community found itself in a nightmare situation: The water was cut off. Rio Verde Foothills is made up of about 2,000 homes. For years, many in the community have relied on water trucked in from…

Audio
Spanish

World

Volcanic Activity

March 16, 2023

Thick smoke rises from Mount Merapi, in Indonesia. The country has more than 120 active volcanoes, and Merapi is the most active. The March 11 eruption blankete…

Audio

Business

Snow Business

March 16, 2023

Europe’s ski resorts haven’t been getting enough snow. Amedeo Reale isn’t worried. He’s the president of Sci Club 18, in Cortina d’Ampezzo, a town in Italy’s Dolomite mountains. In 2026, the area will host the women’s Winter Olympics downhill skiing…

Audio
Spanish

Science

Ozone Recovery

January 19, 2023

The hole in Earth’s ozone layer is on track to heal, according to a new United Nations (U.N.) report, released this month. The recovery comes 35 years after an international agreement to stop using chemicals that destroy the ozone layer. …

Audio

World

Population Rise

December 2, 2022

The world population reached 8 billion in November, according to the United Nations (U.N.). This milestone was not unexpected. And it shows some good news: People are living longer, thanks in part to better healthcare. Still, population growth poses a…

Audio

United States

In the Field

November 3, 2022

If you enjoy learning about interesting jobs, find this article and more like it on Your Hot Job, TFK's new career-focused website for kids. What does your future hold? Growing up, Danielle Belleny was “always outdoors, messing with plants and…

Audio