Science Brief: Thailand Bans Coral-Damaging Sunscreens

Science Brief: Thailand Bans Coral-Damaging Sunscreens

Coral Reef in Vietnam. Photo by @quinguyen on Unsplash By Zahra Latheef, age 11 On August 4, Thailand ordered all non-ocean-friendly sunscreens be banned from marine parks. Regular sunscreens contain ingredients like oxybenzone, octinoxate, 4-methylbenzylidene camphor...
How Much Does the U.S. Really Recycle?

How Much Does the U.S. Really Recycle?

Photo by Mali Maeder on Pexels By Melina Cantagallo, age 13 and IndyKids Staff At 292.4 million metric tons, the United States produces the most waste per capita, with each person contributing 102 metric tons of garbage in their lifetime. But how much of this waste is...
Why Youth Activism Cannot End with a Biden Presidency

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....
Someday You Could Be… Jabari Brisport

Someday You Could Be… Jabari Brisport

By Vienne Linsalata age 9 Jabari Brisport is a socialist politician, middle school math teacher, actor and the first Black openly gay state senator-elect for New York’s 25th District. He is fighting for equal access to quality education, combating climate change,...