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The Week - Junior - - Animals And The Environment -

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.



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