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fighting for change

Government officials from 196 countries gathered for the United Nations Conference of the Parties in Glasgow, Scotland, from October 31 to November 12. The conference brings world leaders together every year to address climate change. Officials had several goals. One was to figure out how to limit the rise in global temperatures to 1.5°C above preindustrial levels. Any higher, scientists say, and the world will see a sharp increase in natural disasters. (The Earth has already warmed 1.1°C.) At the conference, more than 100 countries agreed to cut methane emissions by 30% this decade. Methane is a planet-warming gas. More than 130 pledged to stop deforestation within that time. But many young people say promises are not enough. They want a formal agreement. They say it’s needed to make sure countries keep their…

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running strong

About 25,000 athletes took part in the New York City Marathon on November 7, marking the race’s 50th running. For many, the day represented a comeback. Last year’s race was canceled because of the pandemic. This year, measures were in place to ensure runners’ safety. Entrants had to show proof of vaccination, or a negative COVID-19 test from within 48 hours of race day. Spectators were asked to practice social distancing. Runners from 91 countries took part. Albert Korir, from Kenya, won the men’s division. He ran the 26.2-mile race in two hours, eight minutes, and 22 seconds. Kenya’s Peres Jepchirchir won the women’s division, finishing in two hours, 22 minutes, and 39 seconds. “It’s not easy,” she said of the New York course.…

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from our readers…

In our September 17 issue, we asked readers what part of space they’d like to explore. Mrs. Dami’s students, at Montgomery Elementary, in Montgomery, New York, shared their thoughts. I want to explore the universe so I can prove aliens are real. If I find them, I will learn from them. JACKSON CERDAS, 9 I’d love to go to Mars. I would do experiments. I’d bring a rabbit to see how high it could jump. I would bring baking powder and soda and mix them together to see what happened. I’d squeeze a juice box and see if I could still drink it. JACKLYN GRAFER, 9 I want to explore black holes. I’d run experiments to see why light and people can’t escape. I’d be nervous, because I might not come back. But if I…

2 min
the storyteller

When Jane Goodall was 6, during World War II, she was often woken by sirens. The sound warned that enemy planes were flying over her English town. Her little sister would run to the bomb shelter. But Goodall refused to budge. “I did not want to leave my bed,” she says. “They had to take me down with all my bedclothes.” That same stubbornness led her to become the world’s best-known primatologist. In 1960, she sat for months in the forests of Tanzania, in Africa, waiting for chimpanzees to accept her. When they did, Goodall was able to observe them up close and discover that they use tools. In 1962, university professors criticized Goodall for using human names and emotions to describe chimps. “I didn’t confront them,” she says. “I just quietly…

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the kid report

Land acknowledgement is part of a call to action in support of Native communities. I go to Voyager Middle School, in Everett, Washington. We have a land acknowledgement at the beginning of class. It’s a good first step toward honoring Native people. But if you really want to help, you can donate time and money. For example, the Native American Heritage Association provides food, clothing, and heating assistance. It helps people living on reservations in South Dakota and Wyoming. The American Indian College Fund gives financial assistance to Native students. The Seattle Indian Health Board hosts fundraisers to support Indigenous people here in the Puget Sound area. Acknowledging Native people requires more than a statement. It requires action.…

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on this land

On a sunny day in September, about 50 people gathered to break ground for a new school building in Everett, Washington. The city sits on the homeland of the Tulalip Tribes. The president of the school board acknowledged this in his opening remarks. Then members of the tribes did a land blessing. “It was a very touching moment for us,” Chelsea Craig, a Tulalip tribal member, told TIME for Kids. Around the country, schools and other organizations are starting public events and gatherings with a land acknowledgment. This is a statement meant to honor the Indigenous people who have traditionally lived in a particular area. Gerry Ebalaroza-Tunnell is director of equity for the Mukilteo School District. She and Craig worked together to write the district’s land acknowledgment. “It is part of our…