Climate Change

Puerto Rican Lizards Morph to Survive City Life 

By Emile stanley, age 12 Urbanization has drastically changed the natural world as we know it. Now researchers at New York University have found that the Puerto Rican crested anole has evolved to survive life in the city. Lead researcher Kristin Winchell studied the genomes of city-dwelling adult male anoles and found that they tended …

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How Cooking Skills and Gardens in Schools Improve Students’ Health

By Khanya Stroman, age 13 Gardens are not just for the good for the way they smell and look, but they can also improve the long-term health of kids, a new Texas-based education program has found. Elementary and middle school kids from low-income backgrounds have participated in the Texas Sprouts program. The students learned about …

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Gender Equity in Farming Suggests Better Future for Food

Agriculture is arguably the most important of our industries, and maintaining and improving our food systems is high on the global priority list. International organizations like the United Nations are now beginning to acknowledge the link between gender equity, sustainability and global food security. A UN Women report in 2022 found that giving women the same opportunities as men within the agricultural industry could reduce the number of malnourished people by up to 17%.

Killing Our Climate, One Tweet at a Time

By Nikhil Sabnis, Age 10 After Elon Musk purchased Twitter in October 2022, climate misinformation began spreading like wildfire on the platform–pun intended! Climate misinformation and disinformation create distrust of scientific evidence, confuse the public about the reality of climate change, and create apathy toward climate activism. Musk has fired 4,000 Twitter employees since taking …

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Samuel’s DIY Projects Presents: Zero Waste and Zero Impact Frozen Suncatcher 

By Samuel Pressman and IndyKids staff Suncatchers are a unique way to decorate outdoor areas in a natural way. But have you ever thought about making a frozen one? These temporary art projects are a great way to learn about our climate and sustainability.  First: Collect some organic materials you like the look of, like …

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