Francisco Vera, 11, was threatened after calling for better access to education during the pandemic.
today • ~5 min
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Aims to reduce carbon emissions through changes in procurement, waste tracking, airline travel, and other areas of operation.
yesterday • ~9 min
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The onset of the rainy season can affect food insecurity in sub-Saharan Africa as much as the amount of rain farmers receive overall, a new study shows.
yesterday • ~7 min
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The Environment Bill has been postponed again because of a lack of time for scrutiny, the government says.
yesterday • ~3 min
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Predatory insects are super pest controllers. Planting flowers can help them help farmers to reduce the use of pesticides.
Jan. 25, 2021 • ~6 min
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MIT researchers grow structures made of wood-like plant cells in a lab, hinting at the possibility of more efficient biomaterials production.
Jan. 20, 2021 • ~6 min
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The UK's push to secure a deal over fossil fuels is being undercut by a decision to allow a new coal mine, MPs warn.
Jan. 19, 2021 • ~5 min
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Bacteria may add to melting on the Greenland ice sheet, which covers 656,000 square miles. If it melted, global sea level would rise an estimated 20 feet.
Jan. 19, 2021 • ~5 min
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If all of humanity was wiped out tomorrow, it's estimated that the natural world would take at least five million years to recover from the damage humans have done to the world.
Jan. 19, 2021 • ~6 min
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The far-reaching effects of wildfires and wildfire smoke are a growing problem, researchers say. Climate change is the "straw that broke the camel's back."
Jan. 15, 2021 • ~11 min
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