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How to Talk With Kids About Climate Change [2022 Guide]

How to Talk With Kids About Climate Change [2022 Guide]

It may not be the “birds and the bees” talk you were anticipating having with your kids. But the truth is, the birds and bees are dying, and children aren’t oblivious to the adverse effects of climate change. We know it sounds dark and gloomy, and as a trusted adult, you want to protect children […]

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    Vehicle Pollution Could Increase Risk of Childhood Obesity

    Vehicle Pollution Could Increase Risk of Childhood Obesity

    From ear infections to loss of intelligence, it’s become increasingly clear that air pollution can affect more than just our lungs. Now, a study from University of Southern California researchers suggested that early exposure to traffic pollution increases the risk of childhood obesity in later life, adding more evidence that dirty air is a public […]

    Study: Children Have Better Nutrition When They Live Near Forests

    Study: Children Have Better Nutrition When They Live Near Forests

    Spending time in nature is known to boost mental and emotional health. Now, a new global study has found that children in 27 developing nations tend to have more diverse diets and better nutrition when they live near forests. The paper, published Wednesday in Science Advances, provides evidence that forest conservation can be an important […]

    How to Raise an Environmentalist

    How to Raise an Environmentalist

    By Jordan Davidson We often talk about leaving the world a better place for our children. But our kids are not standing idly by while we wonder how to clean up the mess we’ve made. Energetic, adept with technology and enthusiastic to create change, kids already have the tools to become stewards of the planet’s […]

    Florida Youth Sue Governor for Climate Action

    Florida Youth Sue Governor for Climate Action

    Climate change poses a key risk to low-lying Florida. When Climate Central ranked the 25 U.S. coastal cities that would be most vulnerable to coastal flooding in 2050 due to sea level rise projections, 20 of them were in the Sunshine State. But Florida Governor Rick Scott has a history of sticking his head in […]

    4 Tips for Stocking a Kid-Friendly, Nontoxic Kitchen

    4 Tips for Stocking a Kid-Friendly, Nontoxic Kitchen

    By Molly M. Ginty You shun Styrofoam tableware, buy organic oranges and even get your kids to eat leafy greens. But are you doing all you can to protect your children from toxic chemicals that may lurk inside their favorite foods? “When it comes to pesticides, preservatives and other toxic chemicals, you need to set […]

    Toxic Toys? After Nine Years, a Ban on Harmful Chemicals Becomes Official

    Toxic Toys? After Nine Years, a Ban on Harmful Chemicals Becomes Official

    Phthalates are a particularly harmful type of chemical, used, among a range of other ways, to soften plastic in children’s toys and products like pacifiers and teething rings. In response to mounting concern about the serious health impacts of phthalates—most notably, interference with hormone production and reproductive development in young children—Congress voted overwhelmingly in 2008 […]

    Trump Files Motion to Delay Kids’ Historic Climate Lawsuit

    Trump Files Motion to Delay Kids’ Historic Climate Lawsuit

    The Trump administration filed a motion Tuesday seeking an appeal to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on a federal judge’s Nov. 10, 2016 order in Juliana v. United States. The Trump administration also filed a motion to delay trial preparation until after its appeal is considered. Kids Name Trump as Defendant in Landmark Climate […]