In today's news roundup, Hurricane Ian brings flooding and power losses to Cuba and Florida, huge leaks in natural gas pipelines between Russia and Europe seem to have been caused on purpose, and Eliud Kipchoge breaks his marathon record by 30 seconds.
Published in September 2022
In an effort to help out important insects like bees and butterflies, bus stops across the United Kingdom and Europe are getting living roofs. Small gardens on bus shelter roofs are being planted with flowers chosen to help support the struggling insects.
Italy's election for parliament on Sunday resulted in a coalition of far right political parties coming to power. The result was expected, but it has caused concern in Europe. The changes could make it more difficult for Europe to remain united.
Yesterday, NASA crashed a spacecraft into an asteroid on purpose. The mission was meant to test a method for possibly changing the path of an asteroid. Knowing how to do this could be helpful in the future if an asteroid is heading toward Earth.
Large protests are being held across Iran. The protests follow the death of a young woman who was arrested because of the way she was dressed. The protests have continued despite dozens of people dying, and the government promising to crack down harder.
News Roundup: Russia’s Soldiers, Earthquakes, and 20 Quadrillion Ants
In today's news roundup, young men race to leave Russia as it looks for more soldiers, earthquakes strike in Mexico and Taiwan, and scientists report that there are 20 quadrillion ants on the planet.
Cheetahs, the world's fastest animals, died out in India over 70 years ago. Now a new project is trying to bring cheetahs back to India. Eight of the animals were turned loose in Kuno National Park last week.
This week, the American Library Association and several other groups are marking "Banned Books Week". The goal is to make people aware of efforts to restrict certain books, and to work to protect the freedom to share ideas - even unpopular ideas.
Intense Storms Pound Puerto Rico, Japan, and Alaska
Three large storms hit different parts of the world this weekend. Hurricane Fiona has left the island of Puerto Rico without power. In Japan, Typhoon Nanmadol has forced millions from their homes. And Alaska faces widespread flooding after an unusual typhoon.
Since Queen Elizabeth II passed away on September 8, people around the world have been saying goodbye to her in many ways. On Monday, the queen's funeral will be held while people in the United Kingdom and leaders from around the world look on.
News Roundup: Kenya’s President, Tracking Guns, & Eiffel Lights
In today's news roundup, William Ruto is sworn in as the president of Kenya, credit card companies agree to a new plan that could help track problem gun sales, and the lights on the Eiffel Tower will be turned off early to save electricity.