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Space cookies: First food baked in space by astronauts

Image copyright NASAImage caption Tests are being carried out to determine whether the cookies are safe to eat Chocolate chip cookies have become the first food to be baked in space in a first-of-its-kind experiment. Astronauts baked the cookies in a special zero-gravity oven at the International Space Station (ISS) last month. Sealed in individual […]

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What does Trump actually believe on climate change?

US President Donald Trump’s position on climate change has been in the spotlight again, after he criticised “prophets of doom” at the World Economic Forum in Davos. At the event, which had sustainability as its main theme, and activist Greta Thunberg as its star guest, Mr Trump dismissed “alarmists” who wanted to “control every aspect […]

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Ivory Coast is using plastic waste to build schools

A community in Ivory Coast has partnered with UNICEF to transform landfill waste into bricks for schools. The classrooms cost almost half the price of conventional building materials and can be built using just a hammer. Since 2018, plastic waste has been turned into 26 classrooms. Video produced by Daniel South and Eric Biantuadi. Watch […]

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Davos 2020: Prince Charles meets Greta Thunberg

Image copyright Clarence House The Prince of Wales has met teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg at the World Economic Forum in Davos. The pair were introduced after Prince Charles delivered a speech at the event in Switzerland, where sustainability is the main theme. A “paradigm shift” is needed in the way the world deals with […]