‘Recipe for chaos’ as UK erases road markings
Some British councils have begun removing white lines from roads. They believe the decision will help to prevent accidents, because drivers will need to take more...
New disease could wipe out bananas in ten years
The Cavendish is by far the world’s most popular type of banana. But a new disease may destroy it within the next ten years. Is genetic modification the only hope for the fruit?
US ‘Snowzilla’ storms may become more common
The huge snowfall on the east coast of the USA was fun for some last weekend, but a disaster for others. Did human activity cause the storm? And can we expect more in the future?
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?
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?
Thousands of refugees pour into Europe
Several thousands arrive in Europe from the Middle East and Africa, seeking a safe place to live but causing problems in many countries. Is the right moral choice to let them live in Europe?
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?
Refugees risk their lives to reach Europe
As migrants in France storm a ferry in their desperation to reach the UK, the United Nations says that Europe needs to do more to help the growing number of refugees. What can be done?
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?
Designers plan underwater cities
Life on earth may become more difficult in the future so Japanese designers propose an amazing solution — build new cities beneath the ocean waves. Will it ever happen?