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The Future of Food?

August 8, 2019

Climate change could soon drastically reduce the world’s food supply. That’s according to a report released Thursday by the United Nations. The report was created by a group of more than a hundred experts from 52 countries. Climate change has…

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More Heat Waves?

July 17, 2019

People across the country have been sweating through heat waves this summer. New research suggests they should get used to it. Why? Climate change may make extreme heat conditions more common in almost every part of the country. This is…

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Canada Will Ban Single-Use Plastic

June 12, 2019

Canada has set a goal to ban single-use plastics by as early as 2021. The country wants to reduce waste that ends up in the ecosystem. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the plan on Monday. Single-use plastics include bags, straws,…

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The Price of Pollution

June 4, 2019

A federal court in Miami, Florida, has ordered Carnival Corporation to pay a $20 million penalty. Years ago, the cruise ship company was ordered to stop polluting the ocean. The court says the company has continued to do so. In…

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Life on the Line

April 19, 2019

In 1953, a three-year war on the Korean Peninsula, in East Asia, ended with a cease-fire agreement. The agreement established an area that divided the two countries on the peninsula: North Korea and South Korea. That area is called the…

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Call to Action

March 29, 2019

Tens of thousands of students worldwide skipped school and took to the streets in protest on March 15. They expressed anger and disappointment over what they see as adults’ failure to act on climate change. Rallies were held in 125…

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National Treasure

January 18, 2019

For Kari Cobb, hiking in the Grand Canyon is a journey through history. At the bottom, the Colorado River flows as it has for some 6 million years. Gazing up at the cliff face, Cobb can almost feel the presence…

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Turning Green

November 16, 2018

The Taj Mahal, in Agra, India, is one of the most brilliant structures on Earth. Depending on the season and the time of day, the white marble monument takes on slightly different hues. But over the years, the Taj Mahal…

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Shrinking Giant

November 2, 2018

A new study shows that Pando, one of the largest organisms on Earth, is shrinking. Pando lives in Fishlake National Forest, in Richfield, Utah. Its name is Latin for “I spread.” The group of 47,000 aspen trees has a single…

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Toppled Trees

September 7, 2018

There was once a tree in South Africa so wide it could fit 60 people inside its hollow trunk. The tree reached 62 feet into the sky. It was more than 1,100 years old. But recently, that tree and others…