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School curriculum fails to reflect the urgency of the climate crisis

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2019/02/22 - 12:00am

Informed students are prompting adults to act on the issue

I draw three circles on the board as my class watches.

“So, what might this gas be?”

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Colombian tribe calls for action on alleged effects of UK oil firm

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2019/02/22 - 12:00am

In part two of our series, indigenous Siona people claim their health is being affected by apparent contamination of river

María Isaura Cuaran, an indigenous Siona woman, is displaying a rash that has appeared at the base of her neck. It is barely visible, but there nonetheless. Pulling her turquoise top off her left shoulder and tugging down on her bead necklace, Cuaran talks about “the company” and how, she alleges, it has affected the local river.

“Stomach problems, coughing, fever, vomiting, diarrhoea, welts, little spots, little blotches, general malaise …”

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Bike theft affects the young and poor most – why is it not taken seriously?

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2019/02/22 - 12:00am

National cycle crime strategy set to launch after survey finds 50% of victims feel police don’t take the offence seriously

For many people a bicycle is the only transport they can afford and the only exercise they get. These people are often among society’s most vulnerable, and the impact of the loss of their bike can be devastating. So why is cycle theft so often seen as a minor crime?

According to the police, 96,210 bikes were stolen in 2018, and about one in 50 bicycle-owning households are victims of cycle theft each year, but it’s a crime disproportionately visited on the young and the poor.

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NOAA Researcher's Ashes Were Dropped Into The Eye Of Hurricane Michael

NPR News - Environment - Thu, 2019/02/21 - 10:29pm

NOAA researcher Michael Black pioneered the use of dropwindsondes — small measuring devices dropped into hurricanes to gather data. That data has dramatically improved hurricane forecasting.

(Image credit: Courtesy NOAA)

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