Last Saturday, 30 white rhinos were loaded into an airplane in South Africa and flown to their new home in Rwanda. The organizers of the move hope the rhinos will be able to settle in the new area, and that their numbers will grow.
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On Friday, the World Health Organization released information on a new version of the virus that causes Covid-19. The new variant, which has been named "Omicron", was first spotted in South Africa. Countries around the world are now racing to prepare for Omicron.
In today's news roundup, leaders of a military coup in Sudan bring back the prime minister they removed, thousands of musicians in Venezuela set a record for the largest orchestra, and Taylor Swift sets a musical record by reaching #1 with a 10-minute song.
In today's news roundup, Sudan's military cracks down on people protesting against the recent coup, northwest Canada & US struggle to recover from widespread flooding, and heavy rains in southern Egypt lead to over 500 people being stung by scorpions.
On Saturday, people representing nearly 200 countries agreed to a new climate deal called the Glasgow Climate Pact. The deal shows more progress than many people expected, but it's still not strong enough to avoid the worst effects of global warming.
The winner of this year's Children's Climate Prize was announced on Monday. Fifteen-year-old Reshma Kosaraju was chosen from among the finalists for her project, which uses artificial intelligence to predict forest fires.
Last November, Ethiopia's government attacked Tigray, the country’s most northern state. A year later, the fighting is more brutal than ever. Many people worry that the war will keep growing, leaving Ethiopia and nearby countries more dangerous and less stable.
World leaders have only met for a few days in Glasgow, Scotland to discuss new steps to fight the climate crisis. But already some important new promises are being made that could protect large areas of forests and lead to less pollution.
World leaders have gathered in Glasgow, Scotland for the hugely important COP26 climate meeting. Many experts believe this meeting will decide whether or not the world will take action on the climate crisis in time to save the planet.
On Monday, Sudan's military, led by General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, took control of the country in a coup. Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok was arrested, along with many members of the government. The military has reacted violently to massive protests against the coup.
In an earlier article, NFK looked at a kind of digital money called a cryptocurrency. The article explored the popular cryptocurrency Bitcoin, and how it works. Today, NFK looks at some of the serious problems related to Bitcoin.