As many as 20,000 seabirds have died off the coast of the Netherlands. Scientists are trying to understand what has caused the problem, but so far, it's a mystery.
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Thailand's capitol, Bangkok, is struggling to deal with dangerous air pollution. On Wednesday, the city closed over 400 schools for the week and is spraying water to try to clear the air.
A water company in England has found a 210 foot (64 meter) "fatberg" blocking its pipes. The fatberg is a hardened mess of grease, oil, baby wipes, and other items. Removing it will take weeks.
In September, a group called Ocean Cleanup towed a huge floating screen out to sea. The screen was meant to clean up plastic pollution. Now the device is broken and being towed to Hawaii.
After two weeks of difficult talks, governments from around the world have agreed to a set of rules that will help the world make progress in dealing with climate change.
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.
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.