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Are there any dangers to our food

Some people are worried about genetically modified (GM) foods, where the genes – instructions -have been changed by scientists. Because this has not happened in nature, no one knows how safe these foods are.   Spraying crops with chemicals can harm the delicate balance of nature   Amazing! Pollen from crops that have had their […]

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What can I do with plastic

Some kinds of plastic can be recycled. It can be turned into material to make plastic parts for cars. Plastic bottles for fizzy drinks are often made of recyclable plastic. These bottles can also be reused, by being made into useful items.   What can I do with paper? Most paper can be recycled, from […]

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How much rubbish do people make

Too much! People make rubbish and every household makes lots of it every day. In Britain, every family makes about 1.75 kilograms of rubbish each day. Over one year that adds up to more than half a tonne of rubbish!   Is it true? Some rubbish is dumped at sea.   YES. Every day thousands […]

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Why do people kill certain animals

Animals are killed for lots of reasons. Birds are killed for their colourful feathers. Elephants are hunted for their ivory. Tigers are killed for their skins. It’s against the law, but it still goes on.   Every year around 100 million animals and plants are taken without permission from the  wild. It is because of […]

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Are animals in danger

Thousands of different animals live on Earth. It is their planet, as well as ours. Sadly, because of what we do, many animals are in danger. An oil spill at sea harms seals, birds and fish. When forests are cut Sown, many animals lose their homes.   How many kinds of animals are in danger? […]

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Is nuclear power dangerous

Nuclear power stations do not burn fossil fuels. Therefore, they do not make harmful gases. But they do make radioactive waste material. It is dangerous and will have to be guarded for many years into future.     Are there alternatives to fossil fuels?   There are other ways to make power. Solar panels collect […]

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How can governments reduce carbon dioxide levels

Burning petrol in cars puts carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Governments can build transport systems that don’t make carbon dioxide, and order more trees to be planted.   What can I do to help? Use less electricity. This is because most electricity comes from burning fossil fuels which makes carbon dioxide. Switch off lights, TVs […]

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How are we making the temperature rise

By burning ‘fossil fuels’ – coal, oil and natural gas – we are putting “greenhouse gases’, such as carbon dioxide, into the atmosphere. The gases surround the Earth and keep heat in.     What will happen as the temperature rises?   As the Earth’s climate warms up, glaciers and the ice at the North […]

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What is a sandstorm

A sandstorm is a thick, choking cloud of sand whipped up by the wind in the desert. If you get caught in a sandstorm the best thing to do is cover your nose and mouth. Then you won’t breathe the choking sand in.   The monsoon season can bring severe flooding     Is Earth […]

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How quickly do tornadoes travel

How quickly do tornadoes travel? Most tornadoes travel at about 30 kph, but some are much speedier movers. They race along the ground as quickly as a car. What’s more, the wind inside a tornado can blow at an amazing 480 kph.   Do tornadoes happen at sea? Yes, they’re called waterspouts. These giant twists […]

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