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United Youth

October 10, 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 10, 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 9, 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

August 30, 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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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 9, 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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