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WEEK 3

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In some areas of Britain in winter, stoats become even more difficult to track down, especially if there is snow on the ground. This is because, in Scotland and parts of northern England, they turn white. This transformation, into what is called ermine, is shared with only one other British mammal, the mountain hare.

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The carbon footprint of a product is the total amount of carbon dioxide (and other greenhouse gases) which are emitted over the full life cycle of a product, service or event.

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By the beginning of December 2020, wind power production consisted of 10,930 wind turbines with a total installed capacity of over 24.1 gigawatts: 13.7 gigawatts of onshore capacity and 10.4 gigawatts of offshore capacity. This placed the United Kingdom at this time as the world's sixth largest producer of wind power.

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The world produces 381 million tonnes in plastic waste yearly – this is set to double by 2034. Collectively worldwide we use over 500 billion plastic bags a year – that’s 150 for each person on Earth.

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Species are becoming extinct 100 times faster than they would without human impacts. 1 million animal and plant species are now threatened with extinction, many within decades, more than ever before in human history.

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Every few years, some species of trees and shrubs produce a bumper crop of their fruits or nuts. The collective term for these fruits and nuts is 'mast', so we call this a mast year.. With so many fallen acorns, observations suggest that 2020 was a mast year for oak.

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In 2007 the house sparrow, song thrush and starling were added as priority species to the UK Biodiversity Action Plan list. This means these once common birds are now species to worry about. Scientists are still finding out some of the reasons why this has happened. The number of the house sparrow, starling and song thrush has gone down by more than half over the last 25 years.

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