People representing over 100 countries met in Kunming, China last week to discuss how to protect all the different kinds of living things on our planet - Earth's "biodiversity". Many scientists say biodiversity loss is as big a problem as the climate crisis.
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In today's news roundup, a deadly fire breaks out at an apartment building in Taiwan, Tunisia gets a new government named by the president who has taken over the country, and a wildlife center in Massachusetts hatches a turtle with two heads.
A sudden energy shortage following the coronavirus pandemic has led to increased demand for highly polluting fossil fuels. The demand comes at a time when the world's countries are trying hard to cut pollution and slow down the climate crisis.
Crews in southern California are working to contain one of the area's largest oil spills in recent years. The spill, which began on Friday, has killed fish and birds, damaged protected areas, and covered nearby beaches with tar.
In today's news roundup, young people around the world take part in a global climate strike, a US plan sending thousands of migrants back to Haiti upsets many people, and a French athlete takes a walk off the Eiffel Tower, high above the River Seine.
A volcano began erupting on Sunday in the Canary Islands, sending lava, smoke and ash into the surrounding area. The eruption has forced thousands of people from their homes. Scientists say the eruption could continue for weeks.
Fire fighters have protected several massive sequoia trees in California by covering their bases with a foil-like wrap to protect them. In spite of the intense wildfires, fire fighters have so far been able to save some of the most famous of these trees.
In today's news roundup, Canada gets ready for a national election on Monday, Norway's election leads to a change of government, India's Supreme Court gets a record number of female judges, and scientists potty-train cows.
The United States is battling invasive insects on two coasts. In Washington state, government workers are trying hard to get rid of Asian giant hornets. In the eastern US, there's a huge effort to stamp out spotted lanternflies.
In today's news roundup, last month's earthquake in Haiti delays the opening of school, the world remembers the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and 1970s pop supergroup ABBA records a new album.
It's been over a week since Hurricane Ida slammed into Louisiana, and the area is still struggling to recover. So are many states much farther north which were surprised by the extreme damage the hurricane brought with it.