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Climate strike: Schoolchildren protest over climate change

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionChildren protest over climate change and environmentPupils from around the UK went "on strike" on Friday as part of a global campaign for action on climate change.Students around the country walked out of schools to call on the government to declare a climate emergency and take active steps to tackle the problem. Organisers Youth Strike 4 Climate said protests took place
Education

‘I skip school to demand climate change action’

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption'I'm standing up for our planet'A planned protest on Friday will see schoolchildren across the UK walk out of their lessons to demand action over climate change. We have been to meet some of the teenagers looking to take control of their futures. Every Friday morning, 13-year-old Holly Gillibrand, from Fort William, skips school for an hour.Her head teacher disapproves, she
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Climate change: World heading for warmest decade, says Met Office

[ad_1] Image copyright NASA Image caption A Nasa graphic showing the global temperature anomalies between 2014 and 2018 - higher than the long term trend is shown in red The world is in the middle of what is likely to be the warmest 10 years since records began in 1850, says the Met Office.It's forecasting that temperatures for each of the next five years are likely to be at or
Education

How tuition fees change real-life decisions

[ad_1] Image caption Isabella says that if fees are cut, she will go to university, otherwise she will opt for an apprenticeship Isabella is at a crossroads. The sixth former from Suffolk has to decide between university or an apprenticeship.But her choice is not about what she most wants to do - it is being narrowed by her financial fears and in particular her worry about debt from tuition fees."I'd
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Climate change: ‘Right to repair’ gathers force

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images It is frustrating: you buy a new appliance then just after the warranty runs out, it gives up the ghost. You can’t repair it and can’t find anyone else to at a decent price, so it joins the global mountain of junk.You’re forced to buy a replacement, which fuels climate change from the greenhouse gases released in the manufacturing process.But help is at hand, because
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Chelmsford County High School must change rented homes rules

[ad_1] Image copyright Google Girls are missing out on places at a top-performing selective state grammar school because they live in rented homes, a government official has said.Chelmsford County High School for Girls in Essex has been ordered to change its admissions rules.The current policy aimed to stop parents "gaming" catchment area rules, and means families have to show evidence of long tenancy agreements.The schools adjudicator said it was unfair
Business

Sneakernomics: All change in the trainer business

[ad_1] Image caption Allbirds has just opened a shop in London's Covent Garden Four years ago Joey Zwillinger was an executive at a "hot" biotech company and making good money. So when he decided to leave to join a start-up making trainers out of wool, friends and family were bemused."They naturally said I was quite dumb," he says. And that was among the more polite reactions.Why would anyone want to
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Climate change: Five things we’ve learnt from COP24

[ad_1] Image copyright Kiara Worth/IISD/ENB Delegates to the UN climate conference in Poland have reached agreement on how to implement the 2015 Paris Climate Accord, which comes into force in 2020. What are the key points to come out of the meeting?1. The rules are key to the gameHowever dull it may be, the operational rules for the 2015 Paris climate agreement will govern the way the world tackles climate
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Climate change: Urgency the main theme as COP24 opens

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption Demonstrations took place in European cities, including Brussels, ahead of the talks in Poland The most critical meeting on climate change since the 2015 Paris agreement has opened in Katowice, Poland. The COP24 conference started a day early due to the pressures on negotiators to make progress. Ex-chairmen of the talks have warned the world "is at a crossroads" and "decisive action in the