Act now! UN warns of climate catastrophe
Can global warming be stopped? In a dramatic new study, scientists claim that humanity has just 12 years to prevent catastrophic climate change. They call for immediate and urgent action.
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Tsunami brings destruction to Indonesia
Could the disaster in Indonesia have been prevented? Last week, a lethal tsunami hit the city of Palu just as an official tsunami warning was called off. A race is on to help survivors.
The bold new plan to save the UK’s wildlife
Can ordinary people save the UK’s wildlife? In the last 50 years, wildlife numbers have halved in Britain. Around 15% of species are at risk of extinction. Now one man is on a mission to help.
Official: summer 2018 was England’s hottest ever
Do you enjoy hot summers? This year was a scorcher! For six weeks from June to August, temperatures regularly reached 30C or more. In England, it was the hottest summer since records began.
Gigantic blaze tears across Manchester moors
How bad are the moorland fires? They have raged for weeks in the north of England, destroying a lot of wildlife. Firefighters are bravely fighting them, but they could become more frequent.
The British mammals facing total wipe out
How can we save our mammals? From bats to rats, a dozen British species face extinction, according to new research. Unsurprisingly, many of the causes have to do with humans.
Hawaii hit by fiery eruption and earthquakes
Would you live near a volcano? In Hawaii, Kilauea has erupted dramatically, destroying homes and causing people to flee. Eruptions are common, yet people stay near them. Why?
Exposed: how tourism feeds global warming
Is “mass tourism” wrong? Tourism is a booming industry, but a study has shown that it pollutes far more than previously thought. In other words, global travel is causing global warming.
The fight to save the Great Barrier Reef
Can money alone save the Great Barrier Reef? The world’s largest living thing is shrinking fast. Australia, its nearest country, will invest huge sums to try to tackle this emergency.
One in eight bird species may soon be extinct
Should we all be birdwatchers? Birds are some of the most popular wildlife on the planet, yet many species are dying out. What is killing them, and what can they teach us about nature?
Eureka! Scientists create plastic-eating mutant
Do the biggest changes happen by accident? While investigating an enzyme that breaks down plastic, scientists mistakenly made it better. It could “help with society’s growing waste problem”.
How fake meat burgers could save the world
Could fake meat ever replace the real thing? White Castle, one of America’s most famous burger chains, has branched out into selling the “Impossible Slider” — an advanced vegan burger.
How to stop Antarctica’s ice from melting
Could we create new glaciers to stop Antarctic ice from melting? The continent’s huge ice sheet has been slowly shrinking for the last 16 years. It could have terrible results for the world.
Sad farewell for Sudan, the last of his kind
Is there a future for the northern white rhino? Sudan was the last male of his kind; now he has died, leaving his daughter and granddaughter the only two of their subspecies on the planet.
Half the world ‘should be just for animals’
How do we make the world safer for endangered species? This is the question experts must answer after a new study revealed a shocking drop in the number of orangutans living in Borneo.