Center Spread: Climate Change Is Going to Cost Us Big Time

Center Spread: Climate Change Is Going to Cost Us Big Time

By Nicolle Berroa, age 13 and IndyKids Staff Winter Storm Uri hit Texas in February and caught everyone off guard. The unusually bitter cold weather put a massive strain on energy demand and available electricity as the infrastructure around natural gas, coal, nuclear...

California Drought Causes Devastating Wildfires

By SOPHIA ROTHMAN, age 12 PHOTO: U.S. Department of Agriculture/Flickr Spurred on by a historic drought, wildfires have consumed more than 134,000 acres of land in California this year. That’s almost triple the state’s average of 48,153 acres in five years. The...

Blazing Wildfires Hit the West

By SADIE PARKER, age 11 The Yosemite Rim Fire started on August 17, because of a hunter’s fire that escaped, destroying 400 square miles of land and more than 100 homes. PHOTO: Mike McMillan – USFS A huge wildfire swept through Yosemite National Park in...