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Joe Biden, the newly-inaugurated 46th President of the United States yesterday signed an executive order for the US to rejoin the Paris climate agreement. The action comes after former President Donald Trump withdrew America from the Paris agreement last year.

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The UK government’s official advisers on climate change, the Climate Change Committee (CCC) have released a new report, which sees the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions in 2035 reducing by 78% when compared with 1990 levels. This new target vastly surpasses the carbon budget set in 2018, accelerating the path to net zero by 15 years, which the CCC said reflected recent rapid falls in renewable energy costs.

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On 1 December 2020, a group of 330 young people from 140 countries sent an open letter calling on world leaders to implement a set of realistic, yet progressive, youth-centred climate policies. Delegates at Mock COP26, an international climate conference led by young people, presented their draft Treaty to Nigel Topping, the High Level Climate Action Champion for COP26.

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The United Nations' World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) has this week released the WMO Greenhouse Gas Bulletin, a report, which shows that levels of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in our atmosphere have continued to increase, despite the shutdown of travel and industry in many parts of the world as a result of Covid-19 lockdowns.

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Children's immune systems can be significantly boosted by playing in a natural environment, recent research has found. The study, which was carried out in Finland, looked at a group of 75 children aged 3-5, who went to ten daycare centres in two Finnish cities.

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An unusually lengthy period of warm weather in northern Russia, along with a flow of warmer waters from the Atlantic Ocean has meant that the Laptev Sea, Siberia's main nursery of sea ice in the Arctic has still to begin freezing. Ocean temperatures have recently been more than 5C above their average in the region, following a summer heatwave.

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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has today announced an investment of £160 million in offshore wind energy, which will enable every home in the UK to receive electricity generated by wind power by 2030. Speaking at the virtual Conservative Party Conference today, he pledged to make the Covid-19 pandemic a catalyst for growing a new, greener economy in the UK.

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