Weird and Wacky Weather: is El Niño to blame?

By SOFIA OLIVO, age 11, CANDACE RUSSELL, age 11, GISSELLE MARIN, age 13, Introduction by KEREN ABRAMSON, age 10 Illustrations by IVETTE SALOM Warm surface water in the Pacific Ocean changes the air pressure and leads to unusually wet and dry weather conditions across...

Fires in Indonesia Bring Toxic Smoke to Southeast Asia

By CANDACE RUSSELL, age 11 Newly cleared rainforest land burns at a palm oil plantation in Indonesia. PHOTO: Rainforest Action Network Raging fires have been erupting in Indonesia since June 2015. These fires are started by farmers and big corporations to clear land...

World Leaders Agree to Limit Global Warming

By SABAT ALI, age 9 PHOTO: Friends of the Earth International COP21 was a climate change conference held in Paris from November 30 to December 12, 2015. World leaders met to agree to limit the burning of fossil fuels. At the conference, world nations agreed to limit...

Stronger Storms in a Warming World

By HARLEM RENAISSANCE LEADERSHIP ACADEMY Hurricane Sandy caused power outages across New York City in October 2012. PHOTO: Augie Ray/Flickr Hurricane Sandy was a massive super storm that unleashed high winds and large-scale flooding in New York and New Jersey in...