California Wildfires Exacerbated by Climate Change

California Wildfires Exacerbated by Climate Change

By Amira Pinkston, age 12     This summer, California saw some of its worst wildfires in history, and scientists believe climate change is the cause. “California has had multi-years of drought, this is the kind of toxic combination that can create very...
The Last Straw

The Last Straw

By Lucia Mejia Cardenas, age 10     On average, people in the United States dispose of 500 million plastic straws each day. Plastic straws and plastic utensils can’t be recycled. The biggest obstacle to recycling plastic straws is their size: they slip...
Mudslides Replace Wildfires in California

Mudslides Replace Wildfires in California

Sabat Ali, age 11 and IndyKids Staff   Deadly mudslides have replaced wildfires in California. The state had been stricken by a five-year drought that made conditions so dry that wildfires were difficult to control last year. When heavy rains began to fall, they...
Teens Pre-Register to Vote in California

Teens Pre-Register to Vote in California

Cristen Baldwin, age 10, Tseday Williams, age 10, and IndyKids Staff   As of this April, more than 100,000 teenagers in California have pre-registered to vote.  California began a program in the Fall of 2016 that gave teenagers the option to have their voter...

Double Win for the Fight for $15

By HOPE MENACHERY, age 10 PHOTO: The All-Night Images/Flickr In April, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and California Governor Jerry Brown both signed bills to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour in New York state and California. California will also give workers...