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El Niño and La Niña Explained to Kids

If you have ever wondered why our weather can sometimes be so unpredictable and extreme, then you are in for […]

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5 of the World’s Most Threatened Coral Reefs 2023

Coral reefs are like underwater cities full of different plants and animals. They are super diverse and beautiful. But some […]

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A Kids’ Guide to the Pros and Cons of Nuclear Energy

As we try to reduce carbon emissions, we need to decide if we should keep using nuclear power or focus […]

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The Circular Economy Explained to Kids

A circular economy is a new way of thinking about how we use resources. In a linear economy, we take […]

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Understanding the Importance of Water Conservation

Did you know that every time you leave the tap running while you brush your teeth, you are wasting up […]

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8 Great Climate Change Books for Kids

Do you want to learn more about climate change? It can be quite difficult to find information about it that’s […]

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What are the Biggest Causes and Effects of Air Pollution?

Air pollution is one of the biggest environmental problems of our lifetime and it refers to the release of pollutants […]

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NASA Launches a Satellite to Track Sea Level Rise

NASA has launched a satellite that will collect information on the world’s oceans to improve weather forecasting and document sea […] florida panther

The Florida Panther: How Can We Protect It?

A long time ago, the Florida panther roamed freely throughout the Southeastern United States. But, rapid human development is shrinking […]

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California is Experiencing Its Worst Fires Ever Recorded

California in the United States usually has the worst of its fire season in September or October. However, this year’s […]

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Plastic Litter in the Ocean Will Triple By 2040 if We Do Nothing To Stop It

A new report says that by 2040, the flow of plastic litter in the ocean will triple if nothing is […]

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A National Park in the US Just Recorded the Hottest Temperature on Earth

On August 16, Death Valley, a national park in California and Nevada, recorded a preliminary high temperature of 54.4 degrees […]

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Chinese Fishing Ships in the Galapagos Are Threatening Sea Life

Ecuador is watching a group of over 300 Chinese fishing vessels in the waters surrounding the Galapagos Islands, just outside […]

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Whales Are the Rainforests of the Sea!

At least 1 500 large whales are killed every year, even though commercial whaling is banned. This is a massive […]

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Oil Spill in Mauritius Threatens Wildlife

On July 29, a ship crashed into a coral reef off the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius, spilling over 1 […]

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New Penguin Colonies Have Been Discovered in Antarctica

A new study using satellite images has discovered 11 previously unknown emperor penguin colonies in Antarctica. This discovery increases the number […]

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What is the Sixth Mass Extinction?

When a species disappears permanently, we say that it has gone ‘extinct’. Extinction is a natural process and happens when […]

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What are Greenhouse Gases?

Greenhouse gases are gases in the Earth’s atmosphere that trap heat. They let sunlight pass through the atmosphere, but stop […]

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Massive Russian Oil Spill: What Does This Mean For the Environment?

On May 29, there was a huge oil spill at a power plant in Siberia, Russia. A fuel tank at […]


Moths Work the Night Shift, Busy as Bees

Though most people are aware that bees play an important part in the life cycle of many plants, moths, which […]

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African Black Rhino Numbers Going Up

The numbers of African black rhinos are slowly rising, say a group of experts who work to protect threatened animals. […]

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Albatrosses Help Locate Illegal Fishing Boats

Scientists have turned albatrosses into ocean spies by placing special radar tracking devices on them. The albatrosses, which spend weeks […]

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Polar Bears Could Go Extinct by 2100

Scientists predict that most polar bears could become extinct by 2100 because of climate change. They add that even if […]

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Tiger Populations in India Have Increased More Than 30% In Four Years

Some good news for tigers! In honour of Global Tiger Day on July 29, a report released by the Indian […]

What is The Illegal Wildlife Trade?

The illegal wildlife trade of wild plants and animals is a growing threat that is pushing thousands of species to […]


What are Biofuels?

Biofuels are fuels that are made from recently lifeless or living biological material, but they are mostly made from plants […]

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Asian Giant Hornets Have Arrived in the US- What Does This Mean?

Asian giant hornets have been found in Washington state in the US for the first time, according to scientists. While […]