Science Brief: World Isn’t Meeting Biodiversity Targets

Science Brief: World Isn’t Meeting Biodiversity Targets

By Sloan Becker, age 10  Mother Earth has been losing many of her diverse plants and animals. In 2010 the Convention on Biological Diversity, made up of 150 countries, pledged to complete 20 targets by 2020 in order to help protect Earth’s biodiversity. However,...
News Brief: Lower the Voting Age? The Discussion Has Begun

News Brief: Lower the Voting Age? The Discussion Has Begun

By Oscar Tomasello, age 12 The minimum age required to vote was lowered from 21 to 18 in 1970. Now 50 years later, activists around the country are pushing to lower the voting age again.  Tyler Okeke, a 19-year-old organizer with the nonprofit Power California, told...
News Brief: U.K. and Europe Pesticide Scandal

News Brief: U.K. and Europe Pesticide Scandal

Oscar Tomasello, age 12 Around 81,000 tonnes of illegal pesticides were shipped from the EU in 2018 to smaller countries including South Africa, Ukraine and Brazil. These pesticides contain paraquat, a toxic chemical which is fatal if ingested and has been banned from...