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Man designs a floating drone to prevent potential drownings

Lee Kambar, a doting dad from Phoenix, Arizona, has developed a floating drone that he hopes will help parents keep their kids safe while swimming in pools. Already, many emergency crews are calling this brilliant invention a potential life saver. The Morningstar SOS is a drone with two built-in, 360-degree cameras that can survey the activity on top and underneath a pool’s surface. If the device senses that...

July 31, 2018 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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This man is cleaning England’s waterways

Dhruv Boruah, a former management consultant and the current head of The Thames Project, is on a mission to clean up England’s waterways, picking up all kinds of plastic debris that he comes across while pedaling up and down rivers and canals. He admits that he cannot clean up entire rivers alone, armed with nothing more than a litter picker and a bamboo bicycle that he rigged with two floaters, waste...

July 30, 2018 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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New Zealand is world’s first country to grant paid leave to victims of domestic violence

This week, New Zealand became world’s first country to pass a legislation entitling survivors of domestic violence to 10 days paid leave so that they can take the necessary actions to separate from their partner, protect their family, move locations, or take legal action. It should be noted that at present, New Zealand has the highest rate of domestic violence as compared to other developed nations. Green MP Jan...

July 27, 2018 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Theme parks in UK will offer half-price entry in exchange for used plastic bottles

In an attempt to promote recycling and tackle plastic pollution, some popular theme parks in the UK, including Alton Towers, Thorpe Park, Chessington World of Adventures and Legoland, will be offering half-price entry in exchange for used plastic drinks bottles. In a tie-up between theme park operator Merlin and drinks giant Coca Cola, a series of so-called “reverse vending machines” will be installed outside...

July 26, 2018 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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These little mammals might save an English forest from flooding

Four hundred years ago, the UK was home to beavers. Unfortunately, these little mammals were hunted to extinction. Now four centuries later, two beavers have been released into the wild in UK as part of a scheme to determine if they could provide a solution to flooding. The two animals have been released into the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire in the hope they will naturally engineer the environment against...

July 25, 2018 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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McDonald’s and Starbucks join hands to develop sustainable cups

Food and beverage giants McDonald’s and Starbucks might be rivals, but the two companies have decided to come together for developing sustainable cups that would be fully recyclable and compostable. It is estimated that around 600 billion paper and plastic cups are produced by the food service industry globally that end up in landfills every year. In March, Starbucks invested in the Closed Loop Partners’...

July 24, 2018 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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The couple that recycles ocean plastic into cost-effective prosthetic limbs for the needy

Meet the incredible couple that is tackling two global problems with one brilliant solution! Chris Moriarity and his wife Laura run a charity called the Million Waves Project under which they use ocean plastic and convert it into 3-D printed prosthetic limbs for needy people around the globe. Since the materials used are super cheap, each prosthetic costs just $45, which the couple funds through donations,...

July 23, 2018 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Virginia is distributing free hives and equipment to beekeepers to increase bee populations

In an attempt to boost rapidly dwindling bee populations, the US state of Virginia has come up with a new initiative called The Beehive Distribution Program. Under this program, beehives and beekeeping equipment will be distributed directly to eligible state beekeepers under the supervision of Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS). Residents of Virginia who are 18 years of age or older...

July 20, 2018 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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An alert train passenger’s tweet helped save 26 girls from human trafficking

When Adarsh Shrivastava was traveling through the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, he noticed 26 girls – between the ages of 10 and 14 – in his cabin, all of them appearing distressed and restless. The man felt something fishy about the whole scene and immediately sent out a tweet to the railway authorities, informing them about the same. Less than a half-hour later, the Ministry of Railways had...

July 19, 2018 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Co-working giant cuts meat from office menu, won’t reimburse employees for meat-based meals

It is a widely known fact that meat and dairy industry are responsible for a large chunk of greenhouse gas emissions. In a bold move to cut these emissions and prevent global warming, co-working giant WeWork announced last week that it won’t serve meat in its buildings or reimburse employees for meat-based meals. In an email outlining its decision, WeWork said the move was driven by environmental...

July 18, 2018 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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