News Briefs

News Briefs

Political and Humanitarian Crisis in Venezuela Grows as U.S.-Backed Opposition Groups Push for Regime Change Venezuela’s political and humanitarian crisis is worsening as the United States imposes sanctions in an effort to unseat the socialist president, Nicolás...

Indigenous Resistance Movements Around the World

By SABAT ALI, age 9 MARISA HIRSCHFIELD, age 11 MARIANNE NACANAYNAY, age 13 AMIA McDONALD, age 11 TANYA PORCARI, age 12 MADISON ROBERTS, age 12 and IndyKids Staff Introduction by MARIANNE MACANAYNAY, age 13 Across the globe, indigenous people, the original, native...

Getting Wild with the Weta Bug!

By Kid Reporter IRATI EGORHO, age 9 PHOTO: Flickr/MikeLocke Wetas are among the biggest insects in the world! Their bodies measure up to four inches, not including their legs. There are five kinds of wetas: tree wetas, tusked wetas, cave wetas, ground wetas and most...

Oily Mess for New Zealand

By LISA GOODMAN An oil covered penguin at a rehabilitation facility in New Zealand, following the October 5 oil spill. Photo: flickr.com/Jeremycg On October 5, New Zealand’s Bay of Plenty was the site of the worst oil spill in the country’s history. After...

New Zealand’s White Kiwi

Whith its small body, and its long, stick like tounge, the White Kiwi is the smallest living, flightless bird. the White Kiwi is extremely rare and have only been seen a few times. A white Kiwi hatched, May 1, 2011 in a wildlife center in New Zealand. It was the...