A man in Indonesia is walking backwards for 435 miles (700 km). He's making the trip to encourage the government and others to protect and rebuild Indonesia's rainforests.
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Huge amounts of Brazil's unique rainforest are being destroyed quickly under the country's new president, Jair Bolsonaro. Since he became president in January, more forest is being cut down and less is being done about it.
The 2020 Summer Olympics will be held in Tokyo next year. Japan has made 5,000 medals for the winners. But these Olympic medals are more special than most - they are made entirely out of recycled electronics.
Hundreds of millions of people in India are facing a water shortage. The city of Chennai has a water emergency, and the situation is bad in many other parts of the country.
Two groups that work to protect the environment are warning that American use of thick bathroom tissue is doing a lot of damage to the largest untouched forests in the world.
When heat waves on land cause wildfires, people see them and notice them. But scientists are warning that heat waves in the oceans may be causing as much or more damage.
Scientists are reporting that the world's insects are dying out eight times faster than most other animals. They warn that the loss of these insects will cause big problems for all life on earth.
Today the Flipflopi, a sailing boat made from plastic trash, is set to end a two-week trip along the African coast. The trip is meant to call attention to the dangers of single-use plastic.
Every year, butterfly lovers in California go out in November to count monarch butterflies. The 2018 count had a very worrying result - monarch numbers had dropped by 86% since 2017.
On Friday, thousands of students across Australia skipped school to take part in huge protests. They want the government to treat climate change like an emergency and stop burning oil and coal.
In Stockholm, 15-year-old Greta Thunberg has been skipping school to sit outside Sweden's parliament building. She hopes her protests will force Sweden's government to focus on climate change.