Month: July 2021

Center Spread: Climate Change, Should We Be Afraid?

Angel Guzman, age 10 and IndyKids staff Have you noticed a change in the weather, the oceans rising and melting glaciers? This is all because of climate change.  The recent results of the biggest climate poll ever conducted by the U.N. Development Programme (UNDP) found that of the 1.2 million surveyed in 50 countries, half …

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Center Spread: This Makes Me Sick! How Climate Change Contributes to Health Issues

By Leah Romero, age 11 and IndyKids Staff Climate change causes all manner of catastrophes around the world, and according to researchers, it can also have a direct impact on our health and wellness. A new study conducted by Harvard University found that one in five global deaths is caused by fossil fuel pollution. “Our …

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Center Spread: Humanity Is Killing Its Co-tenants

By Orik Ehren, age 15 Climate change is one of the most intimidating beasts that humanity has ever faced. Its multifaceted nature combined with a lack of human attention results in a force that spells the demise of an ignorant race and the species with which it shares the Earth. Humanity’s animal co-tenants will suffer …

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Center Spread: Climate Change Is Going to Cost Us Big Time

By Nicolle Berroa, age 13 and IndyKids Staff Winter Storm Uri hit Texas in February and caught everyone off guard. The unusually bitter cold weather put a massive strain on energy demand and available electricity as the infrastructure around natural gas, coal, nuclear and wind energy froze up.  Climate change has a profound economic cost …

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Center Spread: “Without Nature’s Help, We Will Not Thrive or Even Survive,” Says New U.N. Report

By Garyelis Lopez, age 14, and IndyKids staff Earth is gradually becoming an unlivable planet. The United Nations released a report on February 18 calling for an urgent response to tackle the climate crisis, biodiversity loss and pollution that threaten our planet. In order to slow down or reverse this damage, we must make dramatic …

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Who Am I?

By Zaynab Latheef , age 8 I was born on April 9, 1921, in Hampton, Virginia. I graduated from Hampton Institute with a dual degree in mathematics and physical science. I became a teacher and helped kids to build their own wind tunnels to conduct experiments. In 1951, I began to work at NACA, which …

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Getting Wild With… The Endangered Blakiston’s Fish Owl

By Mila Lemoine, age 9 The Blakiston’s fish owl measures 60 to 72 centimeters in length, making it the largest owl in the world. The Blakiston’s fish owl lives in the riparian woodlands of Asia and Russia. These owls nest in large, old trees near rivers, lakes and springs. Unfortunately, this owl is endangered because …

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Indigenous Youth Run 93 Miles to Put Pressure on President Biden to Close the Dakota Access Pipeline

By Musa Hasan, age 12 Several dozen Indigenous youth, some as young as 9 years old, from Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Reservation ran 93 miles to put pressure on President Biden to close the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). The event took place on Feb. 9, 2021, in sub-zero temperatures, starting in Timber Lake, South …

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Why Youth Activism Cannot End with a Biden Presidency

By Nicolle Berroa, age 14 and IndyKids staff Trump is out and Biden is the new president, but the activism that got us here shouldn’t be over. After George Floyd’s death at the hands of police in May 2020, the Black Lives Matter movement gained considerable momentum. The horrific event ignited people’s curiosity to start …

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