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David Attenborough to appear at citizens' climate assembly

People from across Britain will join TV host to discuss ways to cut emissions to zero by 2050

Sir David Attenborough will address members of the public who are taking part in the UK’s first climate assembly this weekend.

The TV presenter and naturalist will appear in Birmingham, where the 110 members are meeting to address how to reduce emissions to zero by 2050, to thank them for taking part.

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Zero-carbon hydrogen injected into gas grid for first time in groundbreaking UK trial

Blend of hydrogen and natural gas is being used to heat homes and faculty buildings at Keele University

Zero-carbon hydrogen has been injected into a UK gas network for the first time in a groundbreaking trial that could help to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

The 20% hydrogen and natural gas blend is being used to heat 100 homes and 30 faculty buildings at Keele University in Staffordshire. Unlike natural gas, when hydrogen is burned it produces heat and water as opposed to carbon dioxide.

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Greta Thunberg at Davos: 'Our demands have been completely ignored' – video

Greta Thunberg says the World Economic Forum has completely ignored the climate movement’s demands on fossil fuel divestment this week. 

The 17-year-old activist also said that Steven Mnuchin’s comments that she should go to college and study economics had 'no effect' on her

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‘Hypocrisy’: 90% of UK-Africa summit’s energy deals were in fossil fuels

Exclusive: Almost £2bn went to oil and gas despite a UK pledge to support cleaner energy in African countries

More than 90% of the £2bn in energy deals struck at this week’s UK-Africa investment summit were for fossil fuels, despite a government commitment to “support African countries in their transition to cleaner energy”.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson opened the summit on Monday, citing the climate emergency: “We all breathe the same air, we live beneath the same sky, and we all suffer when carbon emissions rise and the planet warms.”

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Ants run secret farms on English oak trees, photographer discovers

Brown ants herd and milk pale giant oak aphids, building barns for them from moss and beetle exoskeleton

Britain has a new farmed animal, which is kept in barns, milked and moved between high and low pastures – but not by humans.

The pale giant oak aphid, Stomaphis wojciechowskii, has lived undiscovered for thousands of years on English oak trees, where it has been looked after by brown ants.

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