In today's news roundup, China suffers its worst airplane crash since 2010, the Taliban breaks its promise to allow girls in Afghanistan to go to high school, and Russia's war on Ukraine affects even the European Tree of the Year award.
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The group in charge of caring for Australia's Great Barrier Reef reports that the reef appears to be going through another widespread coral "bleaching" event. Once again, rising ocean temperatures are threatening this massive underwater treasure.
Temperatures in Antarctica and in the Arctic are setting records as both polar regions have heat waves at the same time. The heat waves, triggered by global weather patterns, have taken scientists by surprise.
Over the last two days, much of Spain has been coated with dust, and the skies have turned bright orange. A huge cloud of dust from the Sahara Desert is causing the strange weather. The dust cloud is expected to spread to other parts of Europe.
When Callum Isted saw plastic water bottles being thrown away at his school, he raised money to buy all the students reusable bottles. And he didn't stop there. Last week, he became the youngest person to bring a petition before Scotland's Parliament.
As the world depends more and more on computers and smart phones, many countries are thinking about making a digital version of their currency. These "digital currencies" could offer many advantages, but they also have a number of downsides.
Over a hundred years after it sank near Antarctica, the ship of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton has been found. The ship, called 'Endurance', sank after it got trapped in the ice in the Weddell Sea in 1915. Now it has been found using underwater robots.
Last Wednesday, people representing 175 countries reached a historic agreement to tackle the problems of plastic. The deal will lead to a treaty that could help clean up plastic pollution around the world, and even put limits on new plastic in the future.
In today's news roundup, failed peace talks between Russia and Ukraine may help protect civilians, Major League Baseball delays the start of the baseball season, and a huge piece of an old rocket slams into the far side of the moon.
Eastern Australia has been pounded by record-setting rainfall for over a week. The floods caused by the rain have forced tens of thousands of people from their homes. In recent days, many people have been rescued from their roofs as waters kept rising.
Science experiments don't always go as planned, but that doesn't mean you can't learn from them. Recently, Australian scientists learned something unexpected about magpies when they tried to attach trackers to them to learn more about their habits.