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Vegans argue that animal farming is not only cruel but also bad for the environment. World Vegan Day, on 1 November, puts the focus on the vegan way of life.

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A cuttlefish is a common sea animal with an amazing ability to change appearance. Are there any limits to this ability? Watch this video to find out.

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Dolphins are much more intelligent than humans when it comes to fishing: they don’t even need a net. Watch this video to see how they do it.

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World Oceans Day is a day to think about the extremely important role that the oceans play in all our lives, the dangers that are facing our oceans and the actions we can take to protect them.

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On World Environment Day people from countries all around the world come together to take action to defend our planet. Find out about some of the things people are doing to celebrate this special day.

Video zone – How wolves change rivers
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Yes, that's right – wolves can change rivers! Watch this video and find out how.

Vocabulary games – Wild animals
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Do these exercises and learn the names of some wild animals.

Vocabulary Games - Nature
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Vocabulary exercises to help learn words to talk about nature.

Vocabulary exercises – Gardens
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Do these exercises and learn words for things you can see in gardens.

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You might not think of Britain as a tropical country, but at the Eden Project they have their very own rainforest! Richard learns about the centre's cutting-edge work in research and education, and pretends to be a bat for one of the world's rarest plants.

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Richard is blown away by the cutting edge of green technology, and sees how London's Olympic Stadium wins gold in the green Games.

Magazine: Ecotourism
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Nowadays, many of us try to live in a way that will damage the environment as little as possible. And we want to take these attitudes on holiday with us. Ecotourism is becoming more popular.

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A world like no other – perhaps this is the best way to describe the world of the rainforest. No rainforest is exactly the same, but they all have a role to play in maintaining the world as we know it.

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The Eden Project is in a clay pit in Cornwall and consists of two enormous domes and an outdoor area. Visitors can learn to live in harmony with their environment.

Elementary Podcasts
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This is the final episode of the first series, and to celebrate we’ve put together the best bits from Series 1. How much do you remember from the previous episodes?

Elementary Podcasts
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In this episode Tess and Ravi talk about travel problems, and their guests talk about Mexican artist Frida Kahlo and life in Kazakhstan. You can also follow Carolina as she settles in to student life and finds out all about student clubs and societies. Will she join a student club?

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So, I’m a polar bear, right? Got that? A polar bear. Not one of those brown bears that live in forests and on mountains. One of those big white ones, you know, surely. Where do I live?

Magazine: The life of trees
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Trees have always fascinated people. They are the biggest living things on our planet and one of the most beautiful. Trees appear in many religions and have inspired artists for thousands of years.