Scientists at Curtin University in Australia say that the world's oldest known spider has died. The trapdoor spider, known as "Number 16", was 43 years old.
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The US Environmental Protection Agency was created to protect health and the environment in the US. Now the EPA and its leader are facing problems.
Countries around the world are having a hard time dealing with water shortages. Here's a look at recent problems in South Africa, Mozambique, and Iran.
Climate change means the way the world's weather has changed over a long period of time. Global warming (hotter air temperatures around the world) is one example of climate change.
Earth Day is a day set aside to remind people to protect our planet. This year, the main idea of Earth Day is to get people to use less plastic.
A group in London has made a list of reptiles that are in danger. These animals are weird and wonderful, and may not last long if they are not protected.
A bushfire burned about ten square miles of land near Sydney this weekend. Hot weather and strong winds made the fire worse, but it is almost under control now.
A large oil spill near the Indonesian city of Balikpapan has killed at least 5 people and made hundreds of others sick. The oil has spread over 50 square miles.
People, businesses, and governments around the world will turn their lights off for "Earth Hour" on Saturday. The event is meant to remind people to take action to work on climate change.
Microplastics are tiny bits of plastic. Often they are too small to be seen. Microplastics pollute water in ways that we are just starting to learn more about.