Recent research shows that electronic cigarettes contain toxic chemicals, some of which could make it harder for users to fight off bacterial infections.
Month: September 2014
Since October 2013, more than 63,000 unaccompanied children have arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border, double the number from the same period last year. Many of them have come from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras to reunite with family in the United States or escape violence in their countries.
On August 15, 2014, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs estimated that Israel’s attack of the Gaza strip that began on July 8 killed 1,999 Palestinians, including 1,434 civilians (72 percent), of whom 467 are children (23 percent).
In June 2014, IndyKids Reporter, Ana Phelan, danced in The New York City Ballet’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Lincoln Center.
In order to build stadiums and other facilities for the 2016 Olympics, the Brazilian government is once again evicting thousands of favela residents who live in Rio de Janeiro, the site of the games.
On June 23, 2014, Al Jazeera journalists Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohammed were sentenced to seven to 10 years in prison by the Egyptian government. They were convicted of endangering national security and conspiring with the banned Muslim Brotherhood to broadcast false news. Al Jazeera demands an immediate release of their journalists.
Northwestern geophysicist Steve Jacobsen and University of New Mexico seismologist Brandon Schmandt recently discovered an underground water reservoir that could contain three times the amount of water in all of Earth’s oceans.
Cyclists from across the world are building peace with help from a growing community called Warm Showers.
Bullying has a huge impact on schools everywhere. According to the National Education Association, bullying impacts approximately 13 million students every year, and around 160,000 students stay home from school because of bullying.
Learn a little bit about one of our Kid Reporters: Olivia Minguela, age 11, has been writing for IndyKids since January 2014.