IndyTeens: Amazon Fires Fueled by Human Greed

IndyTeens: Amazon Fires Fueled by Human Greed

By Sophia Reilly, age 12 The Amazon is burning. Brazil is facing not only a pandemic but an environmental disaster as well.  The number of fires in the Amazon rainforest has risen over the last year due to legal and illegal deforestation. According to Brazil’s space...
Going Ape for Social Distancing?

Going Ape for Social Distancing?

By Ozzy Brown, age 11 Humans may think they are the only species that practice social distancing, but other animals also social distance to stop the spread of contagious diseases. Humans could learn from them about how to protect their community and stay safe....
Global Methane Emissions at Record High 

Global Methane Emissions at Record High 

By Linnea Quammen, age 10 and IndyKids Staff Methane emissions across the world are at a record high, according to the most recent data findings from 2017. The latest study by scientists with the Global Carbon Project in July says that nearly 600 million tons of...
Coronavirus Explained

Coronavirus Explained

By Giavana Maldonado, age 13 COVID-19 is a virus caused by the novel coronavirus which causes respiratory illness in its hosts. There are many types of coronavirus, some of which cause diseases in humans. The first reported case of this coronavirus was in Wuhan,...
Science Brief: Endangered Sea Turtles Enjoy Quarantine 

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...
Science Brief: Antarctica’s Hottest day on Record

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...