Almost 400 hundred years ago, a very rich emperor built the Taj Mahal in India. He built it for one of his wives as a symbol of love. People all over the world love the Taj Mahal. It turns out that bugs love it too—a little too much!
Swarms and swarms of insects are breeding in a river near the Taj Mahal. Every day, they leave green and black patches of bug poo on the building’s walls. Every day, workers scrub away the damage. But that hurts the beautiful surfaces of the building. It sounds silly. But for keepers of the Taj Mahal, it is a serious predicament!
Once, fish filled the river where the insects breed. They ate the insects. That kept the insect population from getting too big. Experts are searching for a way to save the Taj Mahal. Will they have to save the river first?
A boy sits in his classroom in Honolulu, Hawaii. Outside the window, something catches his eye. A donkey has wandered into the schoolyard!
Fifty wild donkeys are loose on Hawaii’s Big Island. That’s a huge improvement. Years ago, there were more than 500! No one wanted to hunt them. But the animals weren’t protected by law either. Now a drought has caused the donkeys to wander into neighborhoods to drink out of swimming pools. That’s a problem. Hawaii’s Humane Society is calling for people to adopt the donkeys.
Many people have already volunteered. In order to take a donkey, people must have enough land and know how to care for them. All adopters must adopt two donkeys. Donkeys are very social. Each one needs a friend.
It’s pretty cool to get your picture taken next to the Eiffel Tower in France. But it’s much cooler to get to live inside it!
Next month, four competition winners will get to use the Eiffel Tower as a vacation home. Their stay will be during a famous soccer tournament in Paris. The contest is open right now. Anyone can enter. Winners will be announced June 10.
Entrants have to answer this question: “What would you do if the Eiffel Tower Apartment was all yours for the night?” How would you answer?
Why does the California beach look so red? It’s the invasion of the red crabs!
These tiny, red crabs usually don’t come so far North in California. It was a big surprise last year when they came. This year, beachgoers are surprised all over again. They have to tiptoe through the scurrying crabs.
The crabs are pelagic red crabs, or tuna crabs. Last year, a warm patch of water called “The Blob” carried them north. This year, scientists blame the El Nino weather pattern. The crabs will probably die on the beach. The sea will take them away or birds will eat them. Until then, the beach is going to get a little stinky!
So God created the great sea creatures and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarm. — Genesis 1:21
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