Journey of a Drug: Pharmaceuticals and the Environment

By AMIA MCDONALD, age 11 Researchers have found that many freshwater fish and amphibians were wiped out in the past 40 years partly because of the discharge of drugs. PHOTO: Wikimedia Commons There is an ongoing global wildlife crisis, and according to new research...

“Living Fossil” Offers Glimpse Into Prehistoric Times

By OWEN ARNOT, age 9 Marjorie Courtenay-Latimer with the first coelacanth discovered alive in 1938. PHOTO: Wikimedia Commons The coelacanth (pronounced “see-la-kanth”) is a rare fish that is found near northern Sulawesi, Indonesia and in the western Indian Ocean....

Disappearing Plants

PHOTO: Flickr.com/SantiMB More than 20 percent of the world’s wild plant species may face extinction in coming years according to a study published in the magazine New Scientist. About two-thirds of the endangered plants grow in tropical rainforests. The biggest...