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August 13, 2018 10:29 AM WHAT ARE LEATHERBACK TURTLES AND WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT THEM?

Leatherback turtles are named for their shell, which is leather-like rather than hard, like other turtles. They are the largest sea turtle species and also one of the most migratory, crossing both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Leatherbacks weigh between 600 and 1,500 lbs (270 to 700 kg) on average and are normally between 55 to 63 inches (140 to 160 cm) in length 5

July 26, 2018 9:53 PM Eclipse July 2018 time around world: When will lunar eclipse be visible around the planet

A BLOOD Moon will be visible tomorrow in a stunning astronomical display for UK residents, the first of this year. When will the lunar eclipse be visible in Mexico, USA, South Africa, UK and Australia? A lunar eclipse, otherwise known as a Blood Moon, will be visible to people in the UK for the first time this year on Friday July 27. The sight will be the first 16

July 12, 2018 12:31 PM HOW MUCH PLASTIC IS IN THE ARCTIC?

The pristine waters of the Arctic are turning into a floating rubbish dump – posing a threat to marine life, scientists warn. One of the densest areas of plastic rubbish anywhere in the world’s seas has been discovered north of Norway and Russia. Miles from civilisation, the amount of plastic waste in the Barents Sea – on the margins of the Arctic Ocean 15

July 12, 2018 3:01 AM Land's End to Dover: Lewis Pugh starts 350-mile Long Swim challenge

He hopes to finish the swim in 50 days but the marathon challenge could be his toughest yet. He hopes to complete his 350-mile swim in 50 days - wearing just a cap, trunks and goggles - in order to raise awareness of the need for ocean conservation. His quest is part of the worldwide Action for Oceans campaign, which calls on governments to fully protect 8

July 9, 2018 10:58 AM Starbucks to eliminate plastic straws by 2020

The coffee chain becomes the largest food and drink company operating globally to ban straws at each store. The coffee chain becomes the largest food and drink company operating globally to do so, citing the environmental threat to oceans. The company said it will make a strawless lid available at 8,000 stores in the US and Canada for certain drinks 7

June 25, 2018 5:21 AM Black Panther wins best movie gong at the BET Awards

After taking the microphone from Jordan, Coogler thanked audiences for making the film so popular. He said: “The film is about our experience of being African Americans and trying to capture the experience of being African on this planet… with so many factors telling you it’s something you should be ashamed of. “It was about tapping into that voice that tells 8

June 25, 2018 4:17 AM Jamie Foxx pays tribute to Black Panther as he opens 2018 BET Awards

Among the nominees are Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar and DJ Khaled while Nicki Minaj, Meek Mill and Miguel performed. During his opening speech at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday, Foxx, 50, took a dig at President Donald Trump while introducing superhero blockbuster Black Panther. He said: “I am not here to host, I am here to celebrate 10

June 22, 2018 12:14 AM MPs warn that fast fashion also has a ‘huge’ impact on the planet as much as bags, bottles and microbeads

Plastic bags, bottles, cups and microbeads have all been targeted in the war on waste. Now MPs are turning their attention to so-called ‘fast fashion’ and its cost to the environment. They say cheap, throwaway clothing is having a ‘huge’ impact on the planet with the use of toxic chemicals and production of climate-changing emissions. The Commons environmental 8

June 21, 2018 11:31 PM Disposable 'fast fashion' in the spotlight

The making and disposing of clothing can both have severe effects on our environment, according to a committee of MPs. The Environmental Audit Committee will investigate the social and environment impact of this type of short-lived clothing and the wider industry. Among the things being looked at are the carbon, resource use and water footprint of clothing 6

June 18, 2018 10:47 PM Ban the Beads victory: Gove praises Mail as toxic beads banned, but more work ahead for bottles, straws, stirrers and cotton buds

Michael Gove has praised the Daily Mail for its campaign against toxic microbeads, which are banned from today. The Environment Secretary said the Mail had led the way with its Ban the Beads Now campaign, launched in 2016 to highlight their devastating effect on marine life. He said the country should be ‘proud’ to have one of the world’s toughest bans on the plastic 8