Month: March 2019

A Crime or Saving Lives? Increased Crackdown on Humanitarian Aid Workers at the U.S.-Mexico Border

By Audren Hedges Duroy, age 12 From family separation and increased deportations to federal government shutdowns over border wall funding, national and local policies surrounding migration have been constantly shifting since 2017, when President Trump took office. As immigration checkpoints between the United States and Mexico tighten, migrants—many of whom are fleeing poverty and violence …

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Underwater Robot Delivers 100,000 Baby Coral in an Attempt to Save a Dying Great Barrier Reef

By Nicolle Berroa, age 11 and Indykids Staff In late 2018, an underwater robot named LarvalBot delivered 100,000 baby coral larvae into damaged reef systems in the Great Barrier Reef off the northeast coast of Australia. The Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef system in the world, but it’s currently endangered because of …

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Environmental Racism: How Communities of Color Are Disproportionately Impacted by Pollution

By Charles De Lange, Age 11 Research shows that communities of color are more likely to be exposed to pollution than predominantly White communities—a situation referred to as environmental injustice. A new report published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shows that Latinx and Black Americans are exposed to over 50 percent more …

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Dramatic Drop in Insects Threatens a “Catastrophic Collapse of Nature’s Ecosystems”

By: Amzad Ali, age 15 A recent study published in the journal Biological Conservation shows a steep and steady decline in insects. The study says that more than 40 percent of insect species are disappearing globally and a third of species are endangered. The main sources of this decline are industrial-scale, intensive agriculture and climate …

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“Sí, Se Puede, Yes We Can” Women Civil Rights Leaders Throughout History

By Nicole Mariano, age:12, Amin Adem, age 13, Madison Smith, age 11, Simone Oduola, age 11, Mary Ryan, Age 11, Chloe Corneal age 11 years old, Nylu Bridges Bernshtayn, age 13, Nicolle Berroa age 12 Dolores Huerta, the Force Behind the United Farm Workers Union By Nicole Mariano      Age:12 Dolores Huerta is a civil rights activist, a mother of 11, and …

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Pursuit of Freedom: Exhibition Illuminates Brooklyn’s Anti-Slavery Movement

By Rene Emmanuel Ambroise, Age 10    “History is entirely based on interpretation of evidence, and sometimes to reveal the truth of the past you have to be willing to go back and see if the stories we tell about people and movements really reveal the full accuracy of how we used to live” – …

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Ingrid Silva Is Dancing Her Way to Changing the World

By  Jessie Mai Mitnick, age 11 Ingrid Silva is the First Ballerina with the Dance Theatre of Harlem and a women’s empowerment leader. Growing up in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Ingrid was an avid swimmer, with aspirations to swim professionally. However, this changed, at 8 years old, when she began ballet at Dançando Para Não …

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