Coronavirus lockdown: What impact on the planet?
Three and a half billion people are confined in some way around the planet. That's almost half of the world's population. The Covid-19 pandemic has drastically changed our daily lives. With travel halted and industries slowed or stopped, what does that mean for the environment? What effect could it have on efforts to fight climate change? Down to Earth's team takes a look at carbon emissions, pollution, recycling and the impact on agriculture in this special episode in the midst of the coronavirus pandem
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Ocean pollution, sustainable living and green mathematics aren't typical school subjects. But Italy's education minister has big plans to make a radically green syllabus.
Belarusians fight battery factory bankrolled by China
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UN issues dire warning on the deadly effects of pollution
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Iraq fish farmers hit by carp deaths, amid fears over pollution
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Plastic straw pollution drawing global attention
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