In today's news roundup, the G20 meets, Republican lawmakers run away to avoid a climate crisis vote, pro US baseball teams play their first game in Europe, and a slug takes out one of Japan's high-speed train lines.
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Students are skipping school to hold climate strikes in 119 countries around the world today. And they're asking adults to join them in another worldwide climate strike on September 20.
A group called Oceanix has come up with a plan to create the world's first floating city. In early April their plan was discussed at the United Nations.
For years, meat substitutes haven't gotten much attention. Now, with more interest in planet-healthy choices and the improved quality of meat substitutes, they appear to be hitting the big time.
Floods have forced thousands of people in Eastern Canada to leave their homes. The cities of Ottawa and Montreal have declared an emergency, and Canada's army has been called in to help.
When Felix Finkbeiner was nine years old, he told his classmates, "Let's plant a million trees in every country of the world!" Now, 12 years later, his "Plant-for-the-Planet" project has planted over 1 billion trees.
Thousands of people protested in London this week, blocking traffic and delaying buses and trains. The protests were organized by the group Extinction Rebellion to demand government action on climate change.
Last week, scientists released a report naming a killer worse than smoking - unhealthy eating. The report says that unhealthy eating is responsible for 20% of all deaths worldwide.
Around 1.5 million people in over 120 countries took to the streets on Friday, March 15 as part of a worldwide climate strike, inspired by Greta Thunberg.
Student climate strikes, which have become a powerful political force in Europe and Australia, are finally coming to the US. Over 100 protests are planned across the US for Friday, March 15.