On Monday, people across Kenya took part in the country's first national tree-planting holiday. The holiday was created by Kenya's president, William Ruto, to encourage people to plant trees as part of a plan to fight the climate crisis.
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A team of students in the Netherlands has designed and built a tough car that's completely powered by the sun. The car, called Stella Terra, is the first solar-powered car that can travel off-road for long distances without needing a recharging station.
Over the weekend, people around the world turned out in huge numbers to protest the burning of fossil fuels. The protests - the largest since before the coronavirus pandemic - were meant to send a strong message to political leaders: "Take climate action now."
A powerful earthquake hit Morocco on Friday night, killing over 2,500 people and causing huge damage over a large area. People in some areas are starting to recover, but help still hasn't reached some remote areas. Many outside countries have offered to help.
Torbjorn ("Thor") Pedersen is a Danish traveler who recently finished a trip around the world. But this wasn't just any trip. Mr. Pedersen spent nearly 10 years visiting every country in the world – and he did it all without flying.
A recent report from a United Nations group warns that using technology in classes may not help as much as many people believe. The report suggests that technology should be used less in schools, and that smartphones should be banned from classrooms.
For the last two weeks, 32 women's soccer teams have been playing in stadiums across Australia and New Zealand as part of the FIFA Women’s World Cup. Along the way, there have been some amazing matches, along with several surprises. Now there are only eight teams left.
Two weeks ago, Russia dropped out of a deal that allowed Ukraine to safely ship its food to other countries. Now Russia is attacking Ukraine's ports, trying to prevent Ukraine from selling its grain. The effort is likely to lead to higher food prices worldwide.
On Friday, the World Health Organization announced that the coronavirus pandemic is not a global emergency anymore. The disease is now spreading much more slowly than before. The WHO says Covid-19 is still a problem, but the hardest part of the pandemic is over.
A three-day ceasefire to the fighting in Sudan was announced on Monday. The fighting, led by Sudan's two top generals, broke out on April 15. It has left thousands of people injured and several hundred dead. Previous efforts at a ceasefire have failed.
On Monday, a United Nations climate group released a major new report on climate change. The report explains that the climate crisis has become even more serious, and that massive climate action must be taken before 2030 to avoid the worst effects of the crisis.