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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…



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…


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.…

Text Sets

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…


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…


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,…


Planting Seeds

July 30, 2019

On Monday, millions of people in Ethiopia planted more than 350 million trees in 12 hours. The event was part of the country’s Green Legacy Initiative. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed launched the initiative in May. He hopes to reverse the…


Hope at Notre-Dame

June 17, 2019

On Saturday, the first mass was held at Notre-Dame cathedral since the church was ravaged by fire in April. The service took place in a small side chapel. For security reasons, only about 30 people were allowed to attend. They…


Climate Crisis

May 6, 2019

Nature is in more trouble now than ever before in human history. More than 1 million species are on the brink of extinction. And species loss is happening hundreds of times faster than it did in the past. All of…



April 26, 2019

The number of measles cases in the United States continues to rise. As of April 19, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had recorded 626 cases of the disease this year. This is the second-highest number of…