On Monday, a United Nations climate group released a major new report on climate change. The report explains that the climate crisis has become even more serious, and that massive climate action must be taken before 2030 to avoid the worst effects of the crisis.
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EU Parliament Says Gas, Diesel Cars Must End by 2035
The European Parliament has approved a plan that would ban the sale of new cars and vans that run on gasoline or diesel fuel by 2035. The plan is part of a larger effort to reduce pollution in Europe.
Leaders Meet in Egypt for Important Climate Meeting
World leaders have gathered in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt for the very important COP27 climate meeting. The meeting is meant to tackle the growing challenges of the climate crisis, and provide support for those most affected by it.
Scientists Find Way to Break Down “Forever Chemicals”
Scientists have found a new way to break down a group of harmful chemicals that are very hard to get rid of. The discovery could help solve a dangerous and growing problem - how to clean up the pollution of "forever chemicals".
‘Eco-Mermaid’ Swims Marathon to Fight Plastic Pollution
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.
News Roundup: New Mexico Wildfires, New Zealand Reopens, & Cow Burps
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.
News Roundup: Nigeria Explosion, Beijing Testing, & Electric Chopsticks
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.
The Challenge of Removing Carbon Dioxide from the Air
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."
Airlines Fly Empty “Ghost Flights” to Keep Airport Spots
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.