288 - 22,000 Years Lost!

April 21, 2017


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on an accident in Western Canada that has resulted in the loss of 22,000 years of history. A freezer at the University of Alberta broke, resulting in precious, ancient ice from the North Pole melting. What happened? What is the fall out? And what are the ramifications for this?

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April 21, 2017
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286 - How a River Became a Citizen!

April 08, 2017


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on a unique development from New Zealand. Located on the country's North Island is a 290 km river which has been granted legal status in a historic vote in the country's parliament. This means that from now on the River Whanganui is according to the law – a citizen of New Zealand. Why did this happen? What does it actually mean for the river?

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April 08, 2017
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281 - The Killer Oxygen!

February 17, 2017


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on troubling news from the World Health Organisation which has published a report on air-pollution. In the report, the standard of the air in many countries around the world is decreasing, in some cities to dangerous levels. What is happening? Why is the world's air getting worse? What side-effects will this cause for people?

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February 17, 2017
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256 - 54 (Fifty-four)

July 29, 2016


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on a new record for the hottest temperature experienced on Earth. This week in Kuwait, in the Middle East, the outpost of Mitribah in the north-west part of the country experienced temperatures never measured on the Earth's surface before. How hot was the weather? What caused this spike in temperature?
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July 29, 2016
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242 - Message in a Bottle...108 Years Late!

April 24, 2016


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports an amazing story of a message in a bottle that took more than one hundred years to be discovered. In 1908 a British marine biologist put the bottle into the North Sea. 108 years later the message in the bottle was found off the North German coast. Why is this message in a bottle so interesting?

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April 24, 2016
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