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Prince’s Countryside Fund awards emergency grants

Prince’s Countryside Fund awards emergency grants

The Prince’s Countryside Fund has awarded more than £120,000 to 62 community-led projects dealing with the impact of coronavirus across the UK. The successful applicants are tackling Covid-19 in a number of ways – from grocery, hot meal, and prescription delivery in remote areas, to setting up community shops and …

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URBAN VEGETABLE GARDEN Having a vegetable garden in the city, especially in Tu…

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Having a vegetable garden in the city, especially in Tu...

???? URBAN VEGETABLE GARDEN ???? Having a vegetable garden in the city, especially in Turin, is really difficult, but not impossible! My grandfather has always grown every type of vegetable in his garden and treats every seedling like a son. For some years now my cousin and I have tried …

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11 native Canadian species that signal springtime

11 native Canadian species that signal springtime

From the sweet melody of the song sparrow to the emergence of groundhogs from their burrows, one of the most exciting parts of the spring season is watching the natural world reawaken and blossom to life before our eyes. These eleven species, according to WWF-Canada’s urban biodiversity specialist Steve Hamel, …

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I joined my first ever Greenpeace group on Zoom – here’s what I learned

I joined my first ever Greenpeace group on Zoom – here’s what I learned

In normal times, you’d find Greenpeace groups meeting in pubs, cafes or community centres across the country each month, discussing campaigns and making plans. But last month, groups around the country hosted their first-ever online meetings. We asked Zoe, a first-time Greenpeace volunteer from Dundee, and Jess, a returning volunteer …

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Looks Like The U.S. Might Have ‘Murder Hornets’ Now

Looks Like The U.S. Might Have 'Murder Hornets' Now

As the death toll from the coronavirus continues to climb and millions find themselves struggling to pay bills amid growing economic uncertainty, a new danger may be buzzing on the horizon. The New York Times reported Saturday that the insects, actually called Asian giant hornets, could establish themselves in the United …

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Why ‘Carbon-Cycle Feedbacks’ Could Drive Temperatures Even Higher

Why 'Carbon-Cycle Feedbacks' Could Drive Temperatures Even Higher

It is not often you meet a scientist breathless with excitement about their new findings. But it happened to me last September at the National Institute for Space Research in the Brazilian research city of Sao Jose dos Campos. Atmospheric chemist Luciana Gatti was rushing to tell her colleagues the …

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Satellites reveal clearest picture of ice-melting in Antarctica

Satellites reveal clearest picture of ice-melting in Antarctica

NASA satellites have provided more data than ever before on what has been happening to Antarctica and Greenland’s ice over the past 16 years with dire, if not entirely unexpected, findings. Both polar ice sheets are losing billions of tonnes of ice every year and adding to sea-level rise. The results revealed that although there …

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Towards a shift in interdependent life

Towards a shift in interdependent life

We are living in a time unlike any other. The rhythm of life is shifting; the frenzied speeds of daily activities and the productive flows that propel and accelerate entire societies have been intercepted by the global reach of the deadly coronavirus pandemic. I write from Toronto, Canada, where this has been no …

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How Mangos Got Me Hooked on Climate Change

mango tree on colombian farm

How Mangos Got Me Hooked on Climate Change by Juliana Vélez Duque |May 1, 2020 One of the mango trees that bore fruit in the mountain farm in Porce, Colombia. Source: Juliana Vélez Duque Climate and Society 2020 students are blogging about topics that interest them for Applications in Climate and …

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EIGHTH ONLINE STRIKE FOR THE CLIMATE Today I want to talk about plastic. The …

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Today I want to talk about plastic. 
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???????? EIGHTH ONLINE STRIKE FOR THE CLIMATE ???????? Today I want to talk about plastic. The so-called Pacific Trash Vortex or Great Pacific Garbage Patch has formed in the middle of the Pacific Ocean in recent years. Basically it is a huge accumulation of floating garbage (mainly composed of plastic). …

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