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In this video, natural scientist Janine Benyus tells us about what we've forgotten about the natural world.

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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.

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Can you imagine a world without fossil fuels? In this video, former UN climate chief Christiana Figueres outlines her vision of a world that's entirely free of fossil fuels.

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International Mother Earth Day, on 22 April, promotes harmony with nature and reminds us of the importance of protecting all the different ecosystems and species on our planet.

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Every year, millions of people around the world switch off their lights for one hour to draw attention to the environment. Read on to find out more.

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World Water Day, 22 March, draws attention to the essential role of water in our lives, the difficulties people face in getting it and solutions to these problems.

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On World Wildlife Day, 3 March, people all around the world hold events to celebrate the natural world and to raise awareness of the importance of protecting wildlife. Read the article to find out more.

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Have you heard of British fashion designer Katharine Hamnett? Watch her talking about sustainable fashion in this video.

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London has many well-known landmarks, but it also has its hidden gems. In this video, you can learn about a garden paradise in the heart of the UK capital.

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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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In this video, climate activists Greta Thunberg and George Monbiot tell us how we should use nature to tackle the climate crisis.

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Read an article about how some supermarkets have become more environmentally friendly to practise and improve your reading skills.

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Read a review of the film 'A Plastic Ocean' to practise and improve your reading skills.

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Read about the Buy Nothing movement and answer the questions to practise and improve your reading skills.

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World Water Day is 22 March. This video explores the global water crisis, and how we can help everybody gain access to safe drinking water.

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Read an article about the state of the world to practise and improve your reading skills.

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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.

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.

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?