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Climate change: How can you make your home eco-friendly?

“To do this effectively, you will need a decent set of heating controls which, for most central heating systems, includes a timer or programmer, a room thermostat and thermostatic radiator valves. Fitting and using these properly could save you £75 a year on your bills and reduce your carbon emissions by 320kg.” https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-57226425

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Thousandth dormouse brought back to the wild

The project, a collaboration between the wildlife charity People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES), Natural England and the University of Cumbria, brought 15 breeding pairs to a secret location in the Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Lancashire. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-57499125

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UK warned it is unprepared for climate chaos

Three-quarters of upland species are likely to struggle by the end of the century, the report says. Meanwhile, peat bogs currently help reduce the effects of climate change by absorbing carbon from the atmosphere. But if the world continues to warm at the current rate, peatlands could dry out, and begin releasing their stored carbon […]

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Secrets of tiny diving mammals revealed

“They’re so tiny, they lose heat so quickly, and they’re burning energy at such a high rate, so they have these very high costs,” he explained. “But they can afford that because there are huge gains of having the access to all the insect larvae [in rivers and streams]. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-57470976

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Nato and climate change: How big is the problem?

“This is why it is imperative that we start now by investing massively into research and development of carbon neutral fuels and propulsion systems for military vehicles on land, sea, and air,” the 2021 report stated, pointing out any advancements in technology could also have benefits for civilian sectors, like aviation, too. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-57476349