Annie Evans

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Microsoft Sets New Carbon Target to Help Meet Paris Climate Deal

Microsoft Corp. joined a growing number of companies pledging to curb their emissions in line with the international efforts to keep global warming …

Climate

24matins.uk

World<p>US President Donald Trump on Thursday broke a two month silence about allegations he had sex with a porn star, insisting that he did not …

UN Security Council

Universities are already feeling the effects of Trump and Brexit in their application numbers

Donald Trump has been in office less than a week, and the UK’s departure from the European Union has yet to happen. But it’s a measure of how rattling both news events have been that these countries’ world-famous universities—institutions usually slow to react to any sort of social or political …

Higher Education

Schools should introduce 'grammar stream' for bright students, Ucas chief executive says

All schools should introduce a “grammar stream” because bright students need the “right education for them right now”, the head of the university admissions service has said.<p>Mary Curnock Cook, the outgoing chief executive of Ucas, has thrown her weight behind selective schooling, arguing that …

Students

The Glaciers Are Retreating: Southern Alps, New Zealand

<i>This On Belay first appeared in</i> Alpinist 38<i>—Spring 2012.</i><p>Painting of the view from Franz Joseph, Westland Tai Poutini National Park, New Zealand, with …

Most meltwater in Greenland fjords likely comes from icebergs, not glaciers

Icebergs contribute more meltwater to Greenland's fjords than previously thought, losing up to half of their volume as they move through the narrow …

Greenland

Japan earthquake: Huge tidal surge caught on camera after 7.4 quake

A huge tidal surge has been captured on video flowing up a river in Japan following the country’s latest earthquake.<p>The surge up the Sunaoshu River …

Natural Disasters

China's two-child policy isn't the answer to its ageing population problem

China’s two-child policy could contribute to higher rates of GDP growth (with a modest increase in domestic consumption) and it would reduce the …

Economics
Geography

Four Things Every Parent Can Do To Ensure Their Children Get The Best Education

Every day when I got home from school, before I could even put my bag on the floor, my dad would ask, "Did you get any good marks today?"<p>He was …

Education
Private Schools

Powerful Earthquake Near New Zealand Triggers Tsunami

A powerful earthquake struck New Zealand’s South Island early Monday, killing at least two people, causing damage to buildings and prompting …

Natural Disasters

New Zealand: Dozens of aftershocks follow deadly earthquake

<b>(CNN) —</b> A series of powerful earthquakes jolted New Zealand's South Island Monday, triggering a tsunami and sending aftershocks across the country that left at least two dead, officials said.<p>The first event, a 7.8-magnitude quake, struck just after midnight Monday near the coastal community of …

Natural Disasters

Secret Teaching Assistant: We end up hindering the pupils we're meant to help

Our job is to offer support, not complete work for students or become surrogate friends. To make them independent, we have to step back<p>“Who are you here to support?”<p>It’s a question I dread. As a higher level teaching assistant, I work with some of our school’s most vulnerable pupils and such …

Teaching

Social mobility tsar calls for an end to unpaid internships and hits at ‘elitist’ UK

Radical reform needed of current system which favours children from wealthy families says government body led by Alan Milburn<p>The failure of employers in elite professions such as law and the media to stop using unpaid interns in the face of warnings must be met with a ban on the “unfair” practice, …

Labor Economics