Any material that cannot be grown must be mined… until now. Scientists from Australia and other countries are experimenting with amazing plants capable of ‘mining’ metals and minerals. Soon we might farm plants that not only grow fruit and vegetables, but also produce metals such as manganese and nickel.
On February 15, thousands of UK school children will go on strike, and there will be a global student strike on March 15. All these kids are protesting against politicians for not doing enough to fight climate change. These and other inspiring initiatives are the product of children who have discovered that one is never too young to make a difference.
On April 22, Earth Day was celebrated in more than 200 countries around the world. This yearly event was first held in the US in 1970. Earth Day wants to promote the protection of the environment. Its organizers say that we all have to act, and act now. We stand on the edge of environmental disaster and what is at stake is our very survival.