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Climate skeptics let off steam in Copenhagen

By Isabelle Tolhurst
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By Isabelle Tolhurst
In a small room in downtown Copenhagen, the alternate face of the conference gathers, and almost every seat is filled. This is the time for the climate skeptics. On Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th the Copenhagen Climate Challenge hosts a range of scientists, geologists, [...]

Waste-pickers want to save the planet

By Shannon Swainston
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There are over 15 million waste-pickers worldwide. Waste-pickers make their living from collecting rubbish and taking it to recycling plants. For many, it is not only a job, but a livelihood too.

Baby Mohite speaks passionately about waste-picking, which she has been doing for 20 years

Today members from Waste-picker [...]

Klimaforum starts with sound of the ice

by Ada Lee
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The alternative climate forum, Klimaforum, kicks off with Danish percussionst Lisbeth Diers and her orchestra playing music on instruments made of ice.

Lisbeth Diers plays on instruments made of ice in the opening ceremony

The ceremony started at 6pm. After some board members of the forum gave their speech, Diers performed her percussion on [...]


It's done - COP15 was from 7-18 December 2009 - and did not reach the expected results. We (the student newsroom and lab) worked from 6-15 December - and reached more than we expected.

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