Archive for October 15th, 2017:

Floating bin sucking up Portsmouth Harbour’s rubbish

A floating bin designed to suck plastic bags and bottles, cigarette butts and other rubbish out of the sea is being introduced to British waters for the first time. This clip is originally from 5 live Drive on 11 October 2017. Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-41615031

Clean Growth Plan could see stamp duty incentive for homeowners

Image copyright PA Stamp duty in England may be changed to encourage people to make their homes more energy efficient. Energy minister Claire Perry told the BBC householders would face “carrots and sticks” to prompt them into saving on heating bills and carbon emissions. It may form part of a plan by ministers to get

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Penguins die in ‘catastrophic’ Antarctic breeding season

Image copyright BBC/Shutterstock Image caption It is the second catastrophic season for the southern penguins in five years All but two Adelie penguin chicks have starved to death in their east Antarctic colony, in a breeding season described as “catastrophic” by experts. It was caused by unusually high amounts of ice late in the season,

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