Climate Change

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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Getting Wild With… Emperor Penguins!

Did you know that emperor penguins are a type of bird that can’t fly? They are also the largest type of penguin. In late 2022, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that emperor penguins should be protected by law because Antarctic ice, where the penguins raise their young, is being threatened by climate change.

Getting Wild With… Cheetahs!

Cheetahs, as many people know, are the fastest land animal in the world. They can reach speeds of up to 61 miles per hour, and their stride length reaches an incredible 23 feet. Now that there are just 7,000 cheetahs left in the wild, the U.S. Endangered Species Act by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has listed cheetahs as endangered.

Getting Wild With… Beavers!

By Anya Rothman, age 11

A study published by the Ecological Society of America found that beaver dams cooled streams in northwestern Washington by more than 4 degrees Fahrenheit during certain times of the year.

How to Be a Youth Activist

By Isabelle Pierre, age 13 and IndyKids staff

Activism is all about advocating for something you’re passionate about and feel deeply for. Young people in particular have often been at the forefront of movements, because, well, we are the future, and we should have a say in how that future is shaped!