Greta Thunberg, who started a worldwide movement to encourage action on the climate crisis, has announced that she will arrive for an important climate meeting in New York by sailboat.
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The climate crisis is quite serious - scientists believe that humans have around 11 years to get global heating under control. Still, there is some good news that suggests that progress is being made.
In the past year, 14 of the deer in Japan's famous Nara Park have died. Nine of those deer appear to have been killed by eating plastic. Volunteers are working together to try to end the problem.
David Katz was upset by all the plastic going into the oceans. To help solve the problem, he had an unusual idea - to treat plastic like money. Mr. Katz calls his idea the "Plastic Bank".
A six-year struggle between the Philippines and Canada over trash which was shipped as "recycling" is finally ending. Canada has agreed to take back its trash.
Taiwan was once known as "Garbage Island". Now it is a world leader, recycling more than half of its waste in a business that brings in over $2 billion a year.
The air pollution in Mexico City has gotten so bad that the mayor called an emergency. Schools were closed on Thursday and Friday. The emergency was finally ended on Saturday.
Last week, almost every country in the world except the United States signed a new agreement to control plastic waste. The new agreement should help track plastic waste and make sure more of it actually gets recycled.
Germany has opened a special electric highway for trucks. The system allows trucks which run on both diesel fuel and electricity to recharge their batteries while driving.
Since the 1970s, people in many countries have been taught to recycle. Now, many places are cutting recycling programs, and often items that are sent off for recycling are never recycled at all.
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.