Month: August 2020

Immigrants in the U.S. Demand Release and More Protection During Coronavirus Outbreak 

By Jesus Hernandez, age 11 President Donald Trump has scaled up his anti-immigration campaign by overseeing changes in immigration policy that first went into effect on March 18 citing the coronavirus pandemic. The new policies restrict undocumented immigrants, non-residents who cross U.S borders, and the number of refugees coming to the United States. People being …

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Science Brief: Endangered Sea Turtles Enjoy Quarantine 

By Gibran Williams , age 8 On March 22, 97 vulnerable hawksbill turtles felt the benefit of human social distancing and ended up in the ocean instead of dying. The turtles hatched on a beach in Paulista, a town in the northeastern state of Pernambuco, Brazil.  Paulo Câmara, governor of Pernambuco, ordered that the beach …

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Science Brief: Antarctica’s Hottest day on Record

By Anneliese Smudde, age 10 On February 9, Antarctica saw its highest temperature on record at just over 69 degrees Fahrenheit, according to researchers at Comandante Ferraz Antarctic Station. This temperature broke a record heat of 63.5 degrees recorded just three days earlier. These rising temperatures cause Arctic glaciers to melt more rapidly, contributing to …

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