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Toy airplane used to explore rainforest

Aerial photograph from the drone showing forest clearing. Courtesy of Lian Pin Koh. A pair of scientists have modified a model airplane with a camera and other sensors so it…

Conflict over forests in Indonesia

The Indonesian government will soon require logging companies to show that the forests they log aren't used by other people. In Indonesia, forest land is owned by the government, but…

Facts: Coal mining in Mongolia

Mongolia is a land-locked country north of China that is historically very poor. But a mining boom may soon cause dramatic changes for the economy — and the environment. Mongolia…

Do kids learn anything at zoos?

A new study shows that zoos aren't just a fun place for kids to visit; they are also a teaching opportunity. Interviewing more than 3,000 children between 7 and 14,…

Ten-year-old takes on KFC for destroying US forests

From left to right: Cole Rasenberger, Nik Young, Liam Donoghue, and Kaela Rasenberger visit KFC headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky to drop off 6,000 postcards advocating for KFC to use post…

Kids found organization to save endangered species

Many American children under ten spend their free time watching TV and movies, playing video games, or participating in sports, but for siblings Carter (9 years old) and Olivia Ries…
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