United States Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer has announced that he is stepping down. That gives President Joe Biden an opportunity to choose someone to replace him. Mr. Biden says he's planning to choose a Black woman for the position.
Published in January 2022
Wheelchair tennis champ Shingo Kunieda won the men's Australian Open once more on Thursday, beating Alfie Hewett of the United Kingdom. Diede de Groot won the women's wheelchair finals by defeating Aniek van Koot.
In today's news roundup, Greece and Turkey struggle to deal with an unusual snow storm, Ayesha Malik becomes the first woman to join Pakistan's Supreme Court, and a Japanese company is selling a very expensive flying motorcycle.
When a volcano in Tonga erupted on January 15, the effects were felt around the world. Peru - all the way across the Pacific Ocean - is now trying to clean up an oil spill caused by the eruption. The spill is killing animals and polluting the area.
Members of the military have taken over Burkina Faso in a coup, removing the elected president, Roch Kaboré. Many people in Burkina Faso support the coup. Mr. Kaboré became less popular because he wasn't able to stop attacks on the country by violent Islamic groups.
Worldwide, many groups are pushing governments to protect 30% of the world's oceans by 2030. Today, NFK looks at new marine reserves created by Ecuador and Bangladesh in an effort to protect large areas of the oceans near them.
Tensions remain extremely high over concerns that Russia might attack Ukraine. Russia has brought more soldiers and military equipment to the border. The US and Europe say they'll react strongly to any attack, but still hope to solve the crisis through talks.
Scientists have come up with a new way of identifying animals in an area - by testing DNA sucked out of the air. The researchers believe their new method could help scientists keep track of animals that are hard to spot, including endangered animals.
Over the last few weeks, Covid-19 case numbers have been hitting record levels around the world. Governments are struggling to figure out safe ways to keep schools open and avoid going back to remote classes, but it's a complicated challenge.
Antarctica is one of the hardest to reach places on Earth. But a recent report reveals that ships going to Antarctica have connections to ports around the world. That greatly raises the chance that plants or animals from outside could invade this protected area.