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.
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As people become more aware of the problems caused by plastic pollution, governments and businesses are focusing more and more on ways to reduce "single-use" plastics.
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.
In the US, a group of 21 young people are taking the government to court, saying that the government did not work to stop climate change, even though it knew about the problem.
New Delhi, India has the worst air pollution in the world. The last two winters have been worse than ever. This year, people in Delhi are hoping things will be better.
As flood waters from Hurricane Florence keep rising in North Carolina, pools of dangerous hog waste, stored on large animal farms, have begun to leak pollution into the state's rivers.
A group called The Ocean Cleanup is pulling a huge floating screen out to sea. They hope the device will collect plastic trash in the ocean, making the plastic easy to remove.
Scientists have learned that ladybugs don't like loud rock music or city noises. That's good for farmers to know, since ladybugs eat smaller insects that feed on plants farmers grow.
Countries around the world have been hit by record heats that are affecting farmers and causing wildfires. The heat waves have killed some people and sent others to the hospital.
Last Friday a pilot whale died in Thailand after swallowing over 80 plastic bags. Workers had been trying to save it for days, but it was not able to survive.