Frackquakes: Does Fracking Trigger Earthquakes?

By MATTHEW DOTY, age 11 A fracking site in California, where 54 percent of active new wells are within 10 miles of active fault lines. PHOTO: Faces of Fracking/Flickr Fracking (short for hydraulic fracturing) is a process used to release natural gas and oil trapped in...

Earthquake Changes Lives in Japan

By LISA GOODMAN Hundreds of thousands of lives in Japan were changed forever by the earthquake, tsunami (soo-NAH-mee) and nuclear radiation leak that centered off the northeast coast of Japan. Many Japanese students returned back to school in April, but were dealing...

Japan's Road to Recovery

By LISA GOODMAN Inori is the Japanese symbol for prayer. Hundreds of thousands of lives have been affected by the recent disasters in Japan. Many people are still searching for their loved ones. IMAGE: Flickr.com/KONABISH On March 11, 2011, Japan encountered its...

Meet Akil from Pakistan

By COMMON LANGUAGE PROJECT Name: Akil Uram, 11 Home: Ayubi village in the Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan Language: Urdu, Hindoka; some Pashtun and English Religion: Islam Favorite subject in school: English Favorite foods: Mangoes, rice Siblings: Akil has four...