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David Attenborough Climate Change TV show a ‘call to arms’

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionViewers can watch Climate Change - The Facts on BBC One, Tonight at 9pmSir David Attenborough's new BBC documentary on climate change has been praised by TV critics.Climate Change - The Facts, shown on BBC One on Thursday, was a "rousing call to arms", said the Guardian.In a four-star review, the Times said the veteran presenter "took a sterner tone... as
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Christchurch shootings: New Zealand MPs vote to change gun laws

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNew Zealand's PM announced the gun law changes six days after the attackNew Zealand's parliament has voted to ban all types of semi-automatic weapons and assault rifles following the Christchurch attacks.The gun reform bill passed 119-1 after the final reading in parliament. It is expected to become law within the next few days after receiving royal assent from the governor general.PM
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Climate change: How green is your parcel?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images It's Friday lunchtime and you've found the perfect dress for that party on Saturday night but you're stuck at your desk.No problem, because after a couple of clicks, it's in your basket and on its way to your home.This is the joy of online shopping, and our love of it continues to grow.In 2017, online sales increased by 15.9% to £59.8bn in comparison with 2016,
Entertainment

Sir David Attenborough to present climate change documentary

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption The BBC said Sir David's film would be "an unflinching exploration" Sir David Attenborough is to present an "urgent" new documentary about climate change for BBC One.The one-off film will focus on the potential threats to our planet and the possible solutions.The broadcaster says "conditions have changed far faster" than he ever imagined when he first started talking about the environment 20 years ago.The
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Climate change: Government deal to boost offshore wind

[ad_1] Image copyright PA A deal confirmed between the UK government and the wind industry will ensure 30% of electricity comes from offshore wind by 2030.The move will help the UK towards an aim of securing almost all its power from low-carbon sources by 2030.It is the latest in a series of agreements with sectors of the economy that are likely to create jobs.But environmentalists are wondering where the other
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Climate change: Which airline is best for carbon emissions?

[ad_1] Image copyright PA wire EasyJet has come top of the league for airlines trying to cut carbon emissions to tackle climate change.A report suggests that by 2020 its emissions per passenger kilometre will be less than half that of some rivals.The firm's performance is partly down to its modern, efficient fleet and its push to fill every seat.Companies named as having the weakest plans to cut emissions are Air
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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