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Mud pie making and exploring nature: The north-east outdoor nursery that's trying something a little different

Mud pie making and exploring nature: The north-east outdoor nursery that's trying something a little different

11 hours ago   |   Press and Journal

At many nurseries, the north-east climate means much of the activities on offer take place within the confines of a classroom. But with mud pie making and water play on the...
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Big Oil's Plan B is already in the pipeline: More plastic

1 day ago   |   Grist

This story was originally published by Yale Environment 360 and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. As public concern about plastic pollution rises...
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U.N. biodiversity plan calls for protecting 30% of Earth by 2030

2 days ago   |   Grist

This story was originally published by HuffPost and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. To reverse the rapid loss of species around the globe, world...
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6 charts break down 2019, the second-hottest year on record

6 charts break down 2019, the second-hottest year on record

3 days ago   |   Grist

This story was originally published by Mother Jones and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. On Wednesday, scientists from the National Oceanic and...
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The Philippines volcanic eruption is harming public health, but not the climate - yet

3 days ago   |   Grist

When Mount Pinatubo erupted in the Philippines in 1991, it plunged the surrounding area into darkness as an avalanche of hot ash and lava poured down. Ash buried homes, smoke...
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Judge writes blistering dissent as kids' climate lawsuit gets tossed

3 days ago   |   Grist

Nowadays, it's not unusual to see young folks publicly protesting climate change. But back in 2015, long before Greta Thunberg set up shop on the steps of the Swedish...
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Big business is ready for the Climate Decade

Big business is ready for the Climate Decade

4 days ago   |   Climate Group

We are now officially in 2020 - the beginning of the Climate Decade, when we must halve global emissions by 2030, to be in with a fighting chance of limiting global heating to...
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Exxon's law firm tried to recruit Harvard students. Instead, they protested

4 days ago   |   Grist

On Wednesday night, more than 100 first-year Harvard law students gathered at a restaurant in Cambridge, Massachusetts, for a reception hosted by the corporate law firm Paul...
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California could meet its 2030 climate goals - but it would mean saving money

5 days ago   |   Grist

California is one giant experiment in combating climate change. The state is trying all sorts of policies to choke off emissions in time to hit a series of ambitious...
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Is fake fur and leather worse than the real thing?

5 days ago   |   Grist

Q. Dear Umbra, Which has a smaller environmental footprint over the long term: real leather or vegan leather? What about fur? - Contemplating Results of Uncertain Ethics...
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Nora Quoirin's Family Sues Malaysian Resort Over Vulnerable Teenager's Death

Nora Quoirin's Family Sues Malaysian Resort Over Vulnerable Teenager's Death

The family of a London teenager found dead after she disappeared in a Malaysian nature reserve last year is suing the resort for alleged negligence. Nora Quoirin , a sweet, shy... Read more ...

Locals only: intimate portraits from Amber Pinkerton in Jamaica

Locals only: intimate portraits from Amber Pinkerton in Jamaica

“The beauty of Jamaica lies within it's slow-paced, laidback nature,” says photographer Amber Pinkerton who shot a series of intimate close-up portraits of people in her... Read more ...

The next big leap for fake meat

The next big leap for fake meat

The choice seemed obvious: Burger A was the real meat, Burger B the one made from plants. Glenn Beck was sure of it. During a broadcast of his radio show last May, he took a... Read more ...

Platypus population ‘under severe stress' as waterways dry up amid bush fires

Platypus population ‘under severe stress' as waterways dry up amid bush fires

Platypus are struggling as their waterways dry up across Australia (Picture: Conservationists have been racing to save platypus in Australia after their dwindling waterways... Read more ...

Mud pie making and exploring nature: The north-east outdoor nursery that's...

Mud pie making and exploring nature: The north-east outdoor nursery that's trying something a little different

At many nurseries, the north-east climate means much of the activities on offer take place within the confines of a classroom. But with mud pie making and water play on the... Read more ...

The largest insect that ever lived

The largest insect that ever lived

The Dragonfly-like Meganeuropsis was a giant insect that plied the skies from the Late Carboniferous to the Late Permian, some 317 to 247 million years ago. It had a wingspan... Read more ...

Get your ear in

Get your ear in

Birds bring a wonderful soundtrack to spring, and even in towns and cities the array of voices can be quite dazzling. If you are trying to develop your skills in identifying... Read more ...

Rescuers save platypuses from drying ponds and fire-hit communities near...

Rescuers save platypuses from drying ponds and fire-hit communities near Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

The adorable critters have settled into their safer new surroundings at Sydney's Taronga Zoo following the frantic rescue from ponds in the fire-ravaged Tidbinbilla Nature... Read more ...

Centrelink worker sues Gold Coast City Council for $370,000 after she 'fell...

Centrelink worker sues Gold Coast City Council for $370,000 after she 'fell into nature strip hole'

Yasmyn Parkinson, 43, from Coffs Harbour, was on holiday with her son when she fell into the 700mm hole in Helensvale on December 30, 2016. Read more ...

WWE's Charlotte Flair ‘never' set out to honour the family legacy with her...

WWE's Charlotte Flair ‘never' set out to honour the family legacy with her own career

Charlotte wasn't trying to carry on the Flair family name Charlotte Flair has carried a wrestling dynasty on her shoulders ever since she stepped foot in the squared circle... Read more ...