Coral crisis for Great Barrier Reef
Can we save the reef before it is too late? The Great Barrier Reef is dying: experts have found that over half of its corals have been lost. To save the rest, they say, we have to act fast.
After 3,000 years Tasmanian devils are back!
Should there be more wild animals in the world? Tasmanian devils once roamed the mainland of Australia. Now, after thousands of years on a neighbouring island, they are being reintroduced.
Attenborough: ‘Yes we CAN save the planet’
Can a film save the world? Sir David Attenborough hopes it can. In his new documentary, A Life on Our Planet, he predicts a terrifying future for Earth unless we all act now.
The return of the school strikes for climate
Do protests really work? School climate strikes returned on Friday for a world day of climate action – but some people believe that protests will make little difference to the future.
Rescue workers battle wildfires in the US
Is climate change to blame? Search and rescue operations are underway to help people affected by huge wildfires in the western states of America. Many say global warming is mainly to blame.
‘A million species in danger’, say experts
Is it too late to prevent a sixth mass extinction? A new report from the World Wildlife Fund has warned that humans are destroying nature at a rate that has never been seen before.
All aboard! The hydrogen revolution is here
Could hydrogen be the fuel of the future? A growing number of trains, cars and buses are running on the element. Experts think it has the power to change our transport systems forever.
The race to save the Great Barrier Reef
For the third time in a decade, the Great Barrier Reef has suffered mass coral bleaching. A recent survey found widespread damage as a result of a hot summer and rising sea temperatures.
Warning that water could run out in 25 years
The head of England’s Environment Agency has warned that we are set to run out of water in 25 years. To avoid a crisis, he says that we must urgently reduce the amount of water we use.
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Campaigners call for new climate plan
Are we on the brink of a green revolution? The lockdown has meant the UK has avoided coal power for two months. Activists are urging the government to use it as a chance to change for good.
Lockdown brings no respite for rainforest
Is the coronavirus a threat to the rainforest? There may be fewer cars on the road and planes in the sky, but the Amazon is struggling as lockdown encourages increased illegal activity.
Technology could bring colour back to corals
Can we save the Great Barrier Reef? Scientists in Australia have found a way to protect coral reefs from the devastating effects of global warming by making them more heat resistant.
How bumblebees make flowers bloom
Can we learn from bees? Honeybees are organised and work in teams. Bumblebees work alone, but are great problem solvers. They have developed an ingenious way to trick plants into flowering.
‘Don’t forget the climate crisis,’ says Greta
Have we forgotten the climate crisis? During the lockdown, many say we have a chance to alter the way we live for the good of the planet. But others fear we are wasting the opportunity.
Polar ice sheets melting faster than ever
Are melting ice caps our most urgent problem? With ice in Antarctica and Greenland melting faster than ever before, scientists warn of catastrophic consequences if we do not act quickly.
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