For the past 22 years, Ye Lianping, a 95-year-old retired teacher from Buchen village in East China's Anhui province, has been teaching left-behind children for free. Read more
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Sea levels are rising much faster than a century ago, reveals the Met Office's annual look at the UK's climate and weather. Read more
Last week's wildfires across London show that lessons learned tackling rural blazes must urgently be applied to built-up areas, fire chiefs say. Read more
Your arms morph into flippers. Your back grows round and hardens. You swim through thick ocean waters, dodging fishing gear and ships that can maim along the way. You are a loggerhead sea turtle—or at least that is what your brain perceives when you wear a virtual reality headset and enter Project SHELL (Simulating Living Habitat Experiences of Living Loggerheads), a research project of the University of Oregon and the University of Florida. Read more
White people are at it again — this time they’re “colonizing the atmosphere,” according to an Australian professor. Read more
For the third time this year, Sydney has been hit by major floods. Scientists blame intense rainfall on a combination of factors - but, on social media, unfounded allegations of "weather manipulation" have spread widely. Read more
Environmental groups are suing Dutch airline KLM, alleging that adverts promoting the company's sustainability initiative are misleading. Read more
Nepal is preparing to move its Everest base camp because global warming and human activity are making it unsafe. Read more
Nearly 200,000 properties in England may have to be abandoned due to rising sea levels by 2050, a report says. Read more
Experts are baffled after finding about 8,000 ancient frog and toad bones while excavating the route of a new road. Read more