On Friday, the 2018 Big Butterfly Count began. For the next three weeks, people all over the UK will count the butterflies they see, giving scientists information about the environment.
Published in “Environment”
Baobabs are huge trees that grow mainly in Africa. They can live for thousands of years. Scientist say the largest of these trees are dying, probably because of climate change.
A raccoon became very big news on the Internet this week as it climbed a 25-story office building. Millions of people watched as the raccoon worked its way up the tower.
On Sunday, a volcano in Guatemala erupted, sending burning clouds of gas and rock down below. About 100 people died and 300 were hurt. Around 200 people are still missing.
Last Friday a pilot whale died in Thailand after swallowing over 80 plastic bags. Workers had been trying to save it for days, but it was not able to survive.
A container ship lost 83 containers over the side of the boat near Sydney on Thursday. Some containers came open and trash is already washing up on beaches.
Hawaii's Kilauea volcano is still erupting. It has burned over 80 buildings, closed a power station, and forced more people to leave their homes.
For hundreds of years, people have told stories about a "Loch Ness Monster". Now, a group of scientists have come up with a way to prove whether the monster exists or not.
In early May, California decided that new homes built after 2020 must have solar power. It is the first US state to make a rule like this. The decision could have big effects.
People in southern England are being warned to look out for a hairy caterpillar. The caterpillar looks beautiful, but its hairs carry a poison that can hurt or even kill people.