As rivers, lakes, and reservoirs are drying up around the world because of droughts, unusual sights are appearing. From Nazi warships to dinosaur footprints to ancient cities and monuments, the dry weather is revealing items long hidden underwater.
Published in August 2022
The world’s first fully hydrogen-powered train line has officially begun running in Germany. The trains make almost no noise and run without polluting. Germany is planning to replace many of its diesel trains with hydrogen trains.
Flooding across Pakistan caused by monsoon rains has killed over 1,000 people and forced more than 33 million people from their homes. The government has declared a national emergency and asked for help from other countries.
News Roundup: Ethiopia Fighting, Student Loans, & a Drone Record
In today's news roundup, fighting breaks out in Ethiopia after a five-month cease-fire, US President Biden says people won't have to pay back up to $10,000 of the money they borrowed for college, and a US Army drone flies for 64 days without landing.
The government of Tanzania has set up a high-speed internet service on Mount Kilimanjaro. The government says the service will promote safety for climbers. But it will also allow people to post selfies as they work their way up Africa's tallest mountain.
This summer has brought extreme heat and droughts to places around the world. The droughts are leading to serious problems, including shortages of food and energy, problems with transportation, and price increases. The effects of the droughts are likely to be felt for years.
Scientists Find Way to Break Down “Forever Chemicals”
Scientists have found a new way to break down a group of harmful chemicals that are very hard to get rid of. The discovery could help solve a dangerous and growing problem - how to clean up the pollution of "forever chemicals".
Last Tuesday, President Joe Biden signed into law the biggest step the US has ever taken to fight climate change. The law provides hundreds of billions of dollars to help the US cut pollution and create more clean energy.