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Yesterday, the Working Group on the Anthropocene (WGA), made up of 35 of experts from around the world proposed that a new geologocal epoch - the Athropocene - needs to be declared. The scientists made their recommendation to the International Geological Congress in Cape Town, South Africa.

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The UK's Environmental Audit Committee has called for microplastics to be banned from being used in products like facial scrubs and toothpastes because of the pollution they are causing in the world's oceans.

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It might not be too much of a surprise that according to the Met Office, December 2015 has been provisionally assessed as the wettest month for the United Kingdom since records began in 1910. Most of the rains fell in Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and northern England, where many places have seen flooding. So far, southern England hasn't suffered any serious flooding this winter.

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