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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…

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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…

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8 Questions for Vanessa Nakate

November 2, 2022

Vanessa Nakate is a climate activist from Uganda, and a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund. She spoke with TFK Kid Reporter Celsey O’Hare. 1. What does it mean to be a UNICEF goodwill ambassador? I get…

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Miracle Trees

October 5, 2022

Tariq Qaiser is trying to protect mangroves. The trees could save Pakistan’s largest city from climate disaster. Tariq Qaiser is steering a small boat through a swamp near Karachi, Pakistan. He comes to Bundal Island several times a week to document…

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Buses Go Electric

December 31, 2021

Thomas Built Buses is a company in High Point, North Carolina. Workers at its school-bus factory are thrilled about a new plan by the United States government: the infrastructure bill, which President Joe Biden signed into law on November 15.…

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Big Tree

December 2, 2021

A worker studies a burned-out sequoia on November 19. The tree stands in Redwood Mountain Grove, in California’s Kings Canyon National Park. The grove was dev…

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Fighting for Change

November 12, 2021

Government officials from 196 countries gathered for the United Nations Conference of the Parties in Glasgow, Scotland, from October 31 to November 12. The conference brings world leaders together every year to address climate change. Officials had several goals. One…

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Restoring Forests

October 22, 2021

Aadya Joshi looks out at a landscape near Mumbai, India, and sees a line of eucalyptus trees. They were planted to replace forest that was cleared for timber. The view doesn’t make Joshi happy. Eucalyptus trees don’t grow naturally in…

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Major Oil Spill

October 8, 2021

A faulty underwater pipeline has leaked at least 126,000 gallons of oil into the Pacific Ocean. The leak happened off the coast of California on October 2. The spill may be the largest to occur in California since 2015. An…

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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…

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