To recap 2020, NewsForKids.net is taking a look back at some of the most interesting stories we’ve covered this year. Today we’re looking at stories about the environment and the climate crisis.
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As humans take over more and more of the planet, animals who normally travel over large areas are struggling to survive. One way of helping these animals is to create bridges and tunnels to help them cross dangerous roads.
Last Saturday marked exactly five years since the world's countries reached a historic agreement in Paris to fight the climate crisis. Though some progress has been made since then, the climate crisis is more serious now than ever before.
Under Brazil's president, Jair Bolsonaro, more of the country's Amazon rainforest has been lost in the last year than in any of the last 12 years. The loss carries serious climate effects for the rest of the world.
Last Friday, Tristan da Cunha, a tiny, remote island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean announced that it was creating one of the largest protected ocean areas in the world.
Two surfers recently discovered a strange metal tube on a beach in Ireland. The tube was a time capsule that had been buried in ice near the North Pole. Because of rapidly melting Arctic ice, the time capsule was found after just two years.
Britain's Prince William has released more information about his "Earthshot Prize". The prize is meant to encourage big, important changes to help tackle the serious environmental problems facing the Earth today.
Scientists have come up with a high-tech method to help protect endangered sea turtles. Using fake eggs with GPS trackers, researchers were able to track turtle eggs that were stolen and learn the locations of people buying and selling them.
During the coronavirus pandemic, much of the world has been distracted from focusing on a problem that could be far more serious - the climate crisis. Today, NFK looks at three recent new stories of climate action.
Every year, about 3 billion flip-flops are produced. Now scientists have come up with a way to make sure new flip-flops don't add to the massive plastic waste problem in our oceans - by making flip-flops out of algae.
In today's news roundup, an oil spill caused by a ship running aground has led Mauritius to declare an emergency, extreme monsoon rains leave much of Mumbai, India flooded, and astronauts return to Earth in NASA's first splashdown in 45 years.