November 2021

Land of Big Numbers’ Author Te-Ping Chen on Writing Her Way Through the Dark

A college student finds her voice with online political activism — but at what cost to her safety? A rural pensioner tries to impress a local official by building an airplane in his yard. A young government employee, envious of his wealthy friend, becomes enmeshed in the stock market. A group of commuters becomes stuck in a subway station […]

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What is net zero and how are the UK and other countries doing?

Countries have set out plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions, at the COP26 climate change summit in Glasgow. They hope to achieve the target of “net zero” by 2050, to help slow global warming. What does ‘net zero’ mean? Net zero means not adding to the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Achieving it means reducing […]

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