Foraging in London: What you need to know to stay safe

Foraging has become popular once again in recent years after falling out of favour in the 50s and 60s with the rise of supermarkets. A preference for local and sustainable food has led to more people searching for eatable plants, berries and mushrooms in parks and woodlands. Jason Irving, of Forage Wild Food, explains what the rules are to stay safe. Oct 21, 2016

Bolivian glaciers melt threatens 2.3m people

A new study published in The Cyrosphere has found that Bolivian glaciers shrank by 43% between 1986 and 2014 and will continue to due so if temperatures continue to increase. This puts water supplies in the region at risk,as irrigation drinking water and hydropwer could affect up to 2.3 million inhabitants. Oct 20, 2016

Typhoon Haima slams the Philippines just days after Typhoon Sarika killed 3

A second deadly storm has returned to the Philippines this week as the country was pummeled by Typhoon Haima with torrential rains and wind, leaving at least four dead. Earlier, Typhoon Sarika caused heavy flooding in parts of the country. The typhoon raised fears that Haima could be on par with the devastating Typhoon Haiyan that battered the Philippines in 2013. Oct 20, 2016

Nine orphaned sea lion pups released into the wild off Peru

Nine sea lion cubs have been released into the wild in Peru. The cubs had lost their mothers after local fishermen killed more than 70 adult South American female sea lions.They subsequently left 50 orphaned sea lion babies to fend for themselves. Peruvian NGO ORCA managed to rescue 30 of them.The number of sea lions have dwindled due to overfishing, the use of nets and dynamite. Oct 15, 2016

Global deal reached to limit use of powerful greenhouse gases

Nearly 200 countries have agreed to limit the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFC).This type of greenhouse gas is used in refrigerators and air conditioners.Countries are divided into three groups with different deadlines to reduce the use of HFC.These gasses are 10,000 times more powerful than carbon dioxide.Europe and the US committed to a reduction of 10% by 2019 and 85% by 2036. Oct 15, 2016
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