This Week in the News | 22/12/17

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A UK plan for tackling plastic waste has bee proposed by the Environment Secretary Michael Gove. He aims to reduce the number of different plastics and the amount of plastic used. Also, he wants to improve recycling and make it easier for people to know what goes into which recycling bin. 

Global warming in the Arctic is happening twice as quickly as anywhere else. Photos of graves sinking into the swamp have been published recently. Besides the distress caused to relatives of the decreased in Kongiganak on Alaska’s Western Yukon Delta, the pictures portray how within a few decades the nature of the landscape is changing and how communities of the High Arctic are facing these changes.  

The mystery woman, wearing only tint denim shorts, was spotted on the streets of Merseyside, North West England in freezing temperatures. Abbie Crowford arose controversy when on her way to work to drop off a pair of shoes, she was wearing her favourite pair of Topshop shorts and thought nothing of it. She said she had her music in so she didn’t notice anyone taking a photo of her. It was a few days later when a friend of Abbie showed her the photo.  

An earthquake simulator truck is now open to the public by Chile’s  National Emergency Office last weekend in Santiago. It was donated by the Embassy of Japan to raise awareness among communities most at risk. The interior, designed as a simple living room, stimulates the movement and magnitude of some biggest seismic shocks when switched on.  

Rolling Stone Magazine is now possessed by a new owner, Penske Media. The magazine itself was set up by Jan Wenner and music critic, Ralph Gleason, in 1967 in San Francisco, and it has remained under their control since then. This 50-year-old magazine covers music and popular cultures as well as politics and commentary.  

Lastly, Brits have rated their favourite biscuits recently. Chocolate Digestives was crowned ‘King of the cookie jar’, beating its arch rival the Chocolate Hobnob which earned second place. Interestingly, KitKat, Wagon Wheels, Jamie Dodges and Fig Rolls are located in the top 20.  

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