On May 7, "eco-mermaid" Merle Liivand broke her own world record for swimming with a single fin. She swam the distance of a full marathon in the rough waters of Biscayne Bay, Florida. She even picked trash out of the water as she swam.
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In today's news roundup, New Mexico fights massive wildfires, New Zealand reopens to tourists after more than two years, and a company uses satellites to spot cow burps from space.
India and Pakistan are struggling as they face an intense early heat wave. After the hottest March ever recorded, temperatures in late April again set records. The heat is causing health problems, and has led to fires, energy shortages, and damaged crops.
In today's news roundup, an explosion at an illegal oil processing factory in Nigeria kills over 100 people, Beijing, China announces plans to test 22 million people for Covid-19, and scientists in Japan invent chopsticks that make food taste saltier.
One of the challenges facing the world as it fights the climate crisis is how to remove pollution from the air, and store it so that it's harmless. Today, NFK looks at the promise and challenges of "capturing carbon".
In early April, a United Nations climate group released a 3,000 page report on climate change. The report details actions that must be taken quickly to avoid the worst effects of the crisis. As one of the report's authors put it, "It's now or never."
Flying airplanes costs a lot of money. So you might expect airlines to make sure their flights are as full as possible. But airlines have been making tens of thousands of "ghost flights" in and out of European airports with few passengers, or none at all.
In an unusual move, wildlife workers in Florida are feeding manatees to keep them from starving. But feeding these massive sea creatures takes a lot of food. So far, the rescue workers have already given out 25 tons of lettuce.
On Saturday, people representing nearly 200 countries agreed to a new climate deal called the Glasgow Climate Pact. The deal shows more progress than many people expected, but it's still not strong enough to avoid the worst effects of global warming.
In today's news roundup, Nicaragua's president wins an election that's widely seen as unfair, toxic foam covers a river being used in a religious festival in India, and four astronauts have to wear diapers because of a broken toilet in their return capsule.
World leaders have only met for a few days in Glasgow, Scotland to discuss new steps to fight the climate crisis. But already some important new promises are being made that could protect large areas of forests and lead to less pollution.