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COP26 has come to an end in Glasgow after two weeks of meetings on climate change and the environment and with a deal on the table. Around 40,000 people from around the world are estimated to have attended the UN’s climate summit which attracted days of protests across Glasgow, as well as multiple celebrity appearances.
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The European Commission’s vice president has told the COP26 climate conference that the goal of limiting global warming to 1.5C is to make sure future generations don’t face an “unliveable” environment. Referring to his one-year-old grandson, Frans Timmermans said that if the conference fails to address climate change now, then his grandson will have to
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Four hundred million people across the world rely on mountain glaciers for the water they drink as well as for farming. But with rising temperatures and less snowfall, glaciers across the Himalayas are shrinking and some have already dried up. In the village of Kumik, in India’s northern Ladakh region, there is a serious water
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Could portable spinning kites offer a greener solution to generating electricity? Inventor Rod Read has spent more than a decade pioneering “turbine kite” technology on Scotland’s islands. Gusts of wind rotate lightweight kite blades connected to a ground generator – offering a cheap and portable alternative to traditional static turbines. Rod builds the “mesmerising” devices
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