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From Berlin to New Delhi, climate activists take to streets worldwide
News/World/World Photos: Environmental activists, many of them students taking time off school, staged rallies around the world on Friday to demand leaders take stronger action to curb climate change amid dire warnings about global warming.
These students are taking action to improve climate change education in schools
News/Science: In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at how climate change is being taught in Canadian classrooms and a study that says more birds flocked to cities during the pandemic.
What vampire bats do for their closest friends
News/Science: When we think of vampire bats, friendship and co-operation may not be the qualities that come to mind for these blood-feasting creatures of the night. But as a recent study into social relationships among the animals shows, maybe they should.
Lava flow slows on Spanish island, sparking worry it could destroy more homes
News/World: The advance of lava from a volcanic eruption in Spain's Canary Islands has slowed significantly, raising fears Thursday that it might fan out further across the land and destroy more homes instead of flowing into the sea.
Birds treated city dwellers to more visits during pandemic lockdowns, study suggests
News/Science: Warblers, hummingbirds, hawks and other migratory birds across Canada and the U.S. hung out in cities during the pandemic lockdowns in the spring of 2020, treating urban-dwelling humans to far more visits than usual, a new study finds. Scientists say that shows human activity and traffic normally drive birds away and point to possible solutions.
How much air pollution is too much? Global limits lowered for 6 pollutants
News/Science: The World Health Organization said Wednesday that the harmful health effects of air pollution kick in at lower levels than it previously thought and it is setting a higher bar for policymakers and the public in its first update to its air quality guidelines in 15 years.
Green-thumbed Thai cabbies turn taxis into gardens amid COVID-19 crunch
News/World: With demand for taxis drying up in Thailand and thousands of drivers leaving town, one Bangkok cab company has turned its vehicles into mini vegetable gardens, hoping to take the edge off the coronavirus crunch.
Neck-to-neck combat: Giraffes fight fair when they spar, researchers find
Radio/As It Happens: Jessica Granweiler was surprised by the intricate rules that male giraffes seem to follow when they are sparring with each other. For instance, giraffes are either "lefties" or "righties" when they bash necks, and they will respect their opponent's side preference.
Fossil reveals giant new penguin species that lived 27 million years ago
Radio/As It Happens: When a group of kids in Hamilton, New Zealand, went on a fossil-hunting field trip 15 years ago, they didn't know how important their discovery would be. They found a fossil of a giant penguin's bones, which paleontologists have now determined is a new species.