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Change in the Air

April 8, 2020

Cities and countries around the world are asking residents to stay home to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Fewer cars are on the road. Fewer planes are in the sky. With many businesses and factories closed as well, it’s…

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Flattening the Curve

March 19, 2020

The coronavirus continues to spread throughout the world. Experts say keeping your distance from other people during the pandemic could slow down the virus and save lives. A simple chart, shown above, tells us how. It shows two scenarios. One…

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Protecting the Public

March 12, 2020

As the new coronavirus travels around the world, communities are taking steps to stop its spread. The new virus was first identified in China, in December. Experts believe that’s where it first moved from animals to people. Since then, the…

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TFK Explains: Coronavirus

February 13, 2020

This story appears in the February 21, 2020, print edition of TIME for Kids. It was published online on February 13. It has not been updated. The coronavirus outbreak that began in China has been called a public health emergency.…

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Bananas at Risk

January 24, 2020

Bananas are one of the most important crops on Earth. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), 400 million people rely on bananas as a source of food or income. But the bananas we know and love may be…

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The World's Coolest Places to Eat

December 5, 2019

Creator San Francisco, California Creator is a burger restaurant. But the food isn’t made by a cook flipping patties over a stove. Place an order at Creator and you can watch your burger being prepared—from the slicing of the bun…

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Kid's-Eye View

October 10, 2019

Our planet is in trouble. Research shows that the climate is changing, and that the worst effects could happen sooner than expected. What will the future look like? This summer, we asked kids to imagine the Earth in 30 years.…

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G5-6 Text Set: Climate Change

August 30, 2019

Rising temperatures. Intense droughts. Melting ice caps. Climate change and its effect on the planet are in the news quite often. This text set explores the theme of climate change by looking at its causes and at its impact around…

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Forest on Fire

August 22, 2019

The Amazon rain forest is on fire. There are more fires burning there than ever before. That’s according to Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research. Using satellites to track deforestation and wildfires, the agency has counted 74,155 fires in the…

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Record-Breaking Heat

August 19, 2019

July 2019 was the hottest month ever recorded. That’s according to scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). NOAA announced its findings on August 15. The average worldwide temperature for July was 62.1°F. That’s.05°F higher than July 2016,…