Blind kids read LEGO
A new kind of LEGO bricks help blind children learn the Braille system of reading by touching. Each brick has a number of knobs that represent letters.
Germany to shut down coal
The German government has decided to stop using coal. Over the coming 19 years, the country will replace all 84 coal power stations with renewable energy.
More countries try to quit smoking
Nearly two thirds of the world’s population now live in countries that restrict tobacco use, for example by banning the sale of cigarettes to children.
UK declares climate emergency
The British Parliament has declared a climate emergency, adding pressure for the UK government to ramp up its climate and environmental ambitions.
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