Weekly News Round-up
More than 50,000 urban trees to be planted in England
The government's Urban Tree Challenge Fund will share £10 million between 13 projects in an effort to tackle climate change.
Environment Secretary, Theresa Villiers, has said that not only will the trees benefit the planet, but "they allow green spaces to come together, help both physical and mental wellbeing, and connect children and young people with nature."
To find out more about the plans, click here.
Antarctica experiences record-high temperature
On the 9th February, a temperature of 20.75C was logged at Seymour Island. This is the first time that a temperature over 20C has been recorded on the continent.
Another record was registered just 3 days before, with a reading of 18.3C at Esperanza- the highest temperature recorded on the continental Antarctic peninsula. Both of these recordings still need to be confirmed by the World Meteorological Organization.
To find out more about the readings, click here.
Sadiq Khan sets up £50m fund to bring London to net-zero
As part of London's pledge to become carbon neutral by 2030, Sadiq Khan is to invest £50m into a Green New Deal. The exact destination of these funds hasn't been confirmed but possible projects include installation of solar panels, making homes energy efficient and creating green spaces.