Topic 1 Jill Biden Visits Africa for First Time as First Lady
Jill Biden arrived in Namibia Wednesday for her first visit to Africa as first lady, the wife of U.S. President Joe Biden.
Topic 2 Indonesia Faces Difficulties with Clean Energy Transition
Indonesia is one of the world's largest coal-producing countries. But it has agreed to reduce its use of fossil fuels in the coming years.
Topic 3 Designers Turn to Environment-friendly Materials
Designers are increasingly using different kinds of materials to produce products that do not harm the environment.
Topic 4 Pope Offers Message of Peace in Visit to DRC, South Sudan
Pope Francis started a six-day trip to Africa on Tuesday.
Topic 5 Inventor of First Mobile Phone Looks back, Thinks about Future
The man who made the first call from a wireless phone is now 94 years old.
Topic 6 Five Ways That the Ukraine War Has Changed the World
Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, 2022. One year into its war with Ukraine, thousands of soldiers on both sides are dead.
Topic 7 Aid Groups: Ban on Women Workers Will Hurt Afghanistan
On December 24, the Taliban government of Afghanistan barred Afghan women from working in non-governmental organizations.
Topic 8 3D Printer Builds Large Home in Texas
A huge 3D printer is working to create what is believed to be the first two-story home built with the technology in the United States.
Topic 9 Is There Hope for Kenya’s Nairobi River?
As the river moves through Kenya’s capital Nairobi, the clear water turns black. And large birds feed on dead animals alongside.
Topic 10 2022 Was One of Warmest on Record
Government science groups say that 2022 did not quite set a record for heat. But it was in the top five or six warmest years on record.
Topic 11 UN: Hundreds of Rohingya Refugees Lost at Sea in 2022
The United Nations refugee agency has reported a big rise in the number of Rohingya refugees who died at sea in 2022.
Topic 12 More Children Mistakenly Eating Legal Marijuana Food Products
A study published recently found that the number of children who accidentally ate foods containing the drug marijuana increased over five years.
Topic 13 Iran’s Government Investigates Poisoning of Schoolgirls
Iran's president recently ordered an investigation into a series of sicknesses from poisonous air at a number of girls' schools in the country.
Topic 14 US Supreme Court Considers Student Loan Debt Forgiveness Program
The United States Supreme Court began hearing arguments on Tuesday about President Joe Biden’s student debt relief plan.
Topic 15 Humans, Dolphins Working Together to Fish
A fishing community in southern Brazil has an unusual ally: wild dolphins.
Topic 16 Sports Shoes Help Sustainable Rubber in Brazil
Veja shoes are sold at famous stores all over the world. The company that makes them is French. But the shoes are made in Brazil.
Topic 17 Researchers Testing Air-cleaning Technology, Carbon Storage
A company in California is working with another in Canada to collect carbon dioxide (C02) and put it into new concrete.
Topic 18 Why Are Migrants Crossing the US-Mexico Border in Record Numbers?
United States border agents made a record number of arrests in the South the past fiscal year, which ended in September.
Topic 19 UN Celebrates International Women's Day
Countries around the world are celebrating International Women's Day (IWD) on Wednesday, March 8.
Topic 20 Germany Threatens to Hold Up EU Combustion Engine Ban
Germany’s transport minister says his country cannot support a planned European Union ban on new cars with combustion engines until the proposal is changed.