In today's news roundup, a California company cuts electricity to avoid wildfires, women in Iran watch their first soccer game in 40 years, and the paintings of a famous chimpanzee artist will be sold in December.
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Over a year ago, a group called Ocean Cleanup began using a huge floating screen to try to clean up plastic pollution in the ocean. After several failures, the group is now collecting plastic.
On Monday and Tuesday, people took part in climate action protests in over 60 cities around the world. A group called Extinction Rebellion planned the protests to call attention to the climate crisis.
Asia is struggling to deal with a deadly pig disease. African Swine Fever has already killed millions of pigs in Asia and the disease is spreading rapidly.
In today's news roundup, Haiti is shaken by violent protests, Bernie Sanders gets treated for a heart problem, a freak snowstorm blankets Montana, and UPS gets permission to use drones for deliveries.
A massive iceberg split off from Antarctica last week. Though much ice is being lost in Antarctica because of climate change, this split in the ice is normal and not connected to the climate crisis.
Scientists say using the "Delicate" setting on washing machines releases far more microplastics from clothes than other washing machine settings. They encourage people to try to wash clothes with less water.
Scientists from 19 countries are part of a huge science experiment that will freeze a research ship into the Arctic ice for a year to study the effects of global heating on the polar ice.
Hundreds of fires have been burning in Indonesia, clearing rainforests and other areas, and creating clouds of smoke that are affecting not only Indonesia, but Malaysia and Singapore as well.
On Friday, people around the world took part in a Global Climate Strike that is believed to be the largest climate protest in history. Event organizers say around 4 million people took part.
In today's news roundup, Texas struggles after Tropical Storm Imelda, the Rugby World Cup opens in Japan, a company promotes a chair you can wear, and a high school finds bedbugs in its iPads.