Forecasters hope for a white Christmas
Although no one can be sure, weather forecasters have said that there is a chance of snow on Christmas Day this year. Why is snow part of our festive traditions?
Hundreds of thousands march for climate action
Almost 150 world leaders are meeting in Paris with the hope of agreeing a new global deal to fight climate change. Will they be successful? Or is the problem simply too big?
UK’s food waste could feed 30m people a year
In a TV programme, a leading British chef is encouraging us all to reduce the enormous amount of food that is wasted. Who is to blame for this incredible waste?
2015 will be the world’s hottest year so far
Scientists have warned that in 2015 the world could see the highest average temperature for a year as a whole ever recorded. Something must be done about climate change, they say. But what?
Expand Heathrow, says controversial report
After more than 50 years of arguing, a report says that Britain should build a third runway at Heathrow Airport. Why are so many people against the expansion of airports?
Sudden ice melt in Greenland shocks scientists
In the past two weeks, a sudden and dramatic melt has turned almost the entire surface of Greenland from ice to liquid water. Nothing like this has happened before. How worried should we be?
Fears of volcanic winter as Earth erupts
This weekend Indonesia was devastated by a volcanic eruption. Is this an isolated disaster or is there worse to come?
Cornish people declared a national minority
This week, Cornwall’s special language and culture have been formally recognised by the government. Will the move encourage some people to push for Cornish independence?