Good week / Bad week
China’s air pollution
From 15 November, almost all major building works in China’s capital of Beijing will be banned for four months. It’s hoped that this will help ease the air-pollution crisis the city currently faces, which is believed to be the cause of thousands of early deaths every year.
Christmas Island pipistrelle
A species of bat found only on Australia’s Christmas Island has been declared extinct. The Christmas Island pipistrelle hasn’t been spotted on the island since 2009. It has a distinct call, and experts waited for the latest surveys to be completed before making the announcement.