Scientists are worried about Western monarch butterflies and are trying to understand why they're struggling. To answer their questions, they're asking people in the western US to send in any pictures of monarchs they take this spring.
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As the new coronavirus disease, COVID-19, crosses the globe, it's having effects far beyond the illness. The pandemic is having a strong effect on businesses, which is also affecting the climate crisis.
Starting March 1, people in Luxembourg no longer have to pay to ride public transportation. The country has made all of its trains, buses, and trams free to ride in an effort to cut down on traffic and pollution.
On Sunday, a new law banning single-use plastic bags in New York state came into effect. Though the move will have a positive effect on the environment, there could be some difficulties as New Yorkers adjust to the plan.
The island nation of Palau has made sunscreens with certain chemicals in them against the law. The move is meant to protect its coral reefs, which are one of the main reasons people visit the country.
Britain’s Prince William has announced a new award, called the “Earthshot Prize”, which is meant to encourage people to make big, important changes to help deal with the problems facing the Earth today.
Four years ago, the countries of the world promised to cut pollution in order to fight climate change. Now the United Nations (UN) is warning that instead of going down, global pollution levels are going up.
In today's news roundup, climate change is named a health emergency for children, Zimbabwe prints its first new money in 10 years, and a group scans faces to encourage a new law against face scanning.
As the warnings of scientists about the climate crisis become even stronger, some countries are taking action. Last Thursday, New Zealand's Parliament approved a plan to become "carbon neutral" by 2050.
The Ocean Cleanup, a group that is working to collect and remove plastic pollution from the ocean, recently revealed a new project - a special boat that removes plastic from rivers before it ever reaches the ocean.