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A recently published report from the National Surveys on Energy and the Environment (NSEE) has shown that Americans’ views on climate change are themselves changing. A record 73% now think that there is real evidence for global warming. 60% of Americans also believe that humans are responsible for climate change, either primarily (34%) or partly 26%).

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The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) is an independent body launched by George Osborne in 2015 to look into the UK’s future energy infrastructure needs. It has today recommended in its newly-published National Infrastructure Assessment that the UK government reconsider its plans on building more nuclear power stations to meet future carbon emission reduction targets. Instead, the Commission has suggested that renewable energy is where the government should be looking to meet the UK’s future energy needs.

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Ice in the Antarctic is melting faster than ever, with around 200 billion tonnes a year returning to the ocean. Meltwater from the Antarctic alone is pushing global sea levels up by about 0.6mm per year - three times as much as in 2012.

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Here's a quick update about the competition we're running with Eurostar. It's called 'Create a Sustainable Business Premier Dish' and it's open to 15 to 19 year-olds. The deadline is coming up fast (29 June) but if you know anyone of the right age who has an interest in cooking or any ambitions to be a chef in the future, then this could be a fantastic opportunity for them!

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They're really useful when you've got sticky, messy fingers and faces to get clean and some of us use them to clean other areas as well particularly when changing nappies! But wet wipes are responsible for 93% of blockages in sewers, helping to create huge 'fatbergs' that stop the waste water (and other things) from flowing freely.

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Prime Minister Theresa May will today announce the UK government's plans for a consultation later this year on a ban for single-use plastics like drinking straws, drink stirrers and cotton buds. If successful, the ban could come into force as soon as next year.

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An international team of scientists, led by Prof John McGeehan from the University of Portsmouth, has inadvertently improved an enzyme that helps to break down plastic. Their research was based around a bacterium that was discovered in a rubbish tip in Japan in 2016. The bacterium had naturally evolved an enzyme which enabled it to eat plastic.

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