Lucy Hughes, a 24-year-old English inventor, has used skin and scales from fish to create a new kind of plastic that will break down in about six weeks. Her invention won this year's James Dyson Award.
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As the warnings of scientists about the climate crisis become even stronger, some countries are taking action. Last Thursday, New Zealand's Parliament approved a plan to become "carbon neutral" by 2050.
In today's news roundup, floods have forced hundreds of thousands from their homes in East Africa, Italian schools will begin teaching climate change next year, and movie star James Dean, who died in 1955, will make a new movie.
Every year in the late fall, the air in Delhi, India becomes almost impossible to breathe. This year is the worst in three years and has caused the government to call a health emergency.
The Ocean Cleanup, a group that is working to collect and remove plastic pollution from the ocean, recently revealed a new project - a special boat that removes plastic from rivers before it ever reaches the ocean.
In today's news roundup, a United Nations climate meeting gets moved from Chile to Spain, there are new world champions in baseball and rugby, and the UK decides to melt Brexit coins and make Wallace and Gromit coins.
In today's news roundup, protests force leaders to step down in Lebanon and Iraq, a US Air Force mystery plane lands after over two years in space, and a painting that was headed for the dump sells for $26.6 million.
Google scientists say they have used a special "quantum computer" to complete a calculation that would take the fastest computers in the world up to 10,000 years to solve. It took Google's computer 200 seconds.
What's a good way to lower your stress level? Well, if you're a rat, one possible method is to drive around in a little car in hopes of getting pieces of sweet breakfast cereal.
At a time when governments around the world are working to cut pollution and take action on the climate crisis, US President Donald Trump seems to be pushing hard in the opposite direction.
In today's news roundup, California struggles to control wildfires in strong winds, Israel's Benny Gantz gets a chance to form a government after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fails, and a famous Danish lighthouse is rolled to a new spot.