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The Ocean Cleanup vessel clears initial tests, all set to hit the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

System 001, the ingenious vessel designed by Boyan Slat’s non-profit organization Ocean Cleanup, began its journey to clean the Great Pacific Garbage Patch on September 9 from San Francisco Bay. The vessel is supposed to fulfill its 5-item checklist before taking on the gigantic trash island. Now according to the Ocean Cleanup organization, one of the tests has already been successfully checked off the...

September 28, 2018 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Cycling to work in an air-conditioned car? Well, this might soon be a reality!

Although cars, with their comfortable seats and air conditioning systems, are world’s most favored mode of transport, carbon emissions make them a serious health hazard. And while bikes, on the other hand, are good both for our health and the environment, they fail to protect us from heat and cold, not to mention the uncomfortable seats. This is why the FitCar might be the greatest transportation invention...

September 27, 2018 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Indonesian teen who spent 49 days adrift at sea in a fishing hut finally rescued

Aldi Novel Adilang, a 19-year-old boy who works as a lamplighter on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, has finally returned home after being adrift at sea in a small fishing hut since mid-July. Aldi’s job comprised of maintaining the lights aboard a floating fishing hut called a ‘rompong’. The vessel doesn’t have any engine or paddles. While Aldi had been aboard the rompong during a particularly windy night, the...

September 26, 2018 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Sandals Resorts ditches single use straws across all its properties in the Caribbean

Sandals Resorts International, the famous hospitality chain that has 19 resorts across seven Caribbean islands, has just announced its plans to remove single-use plastic straws from all its properties. The company estimates that the initiative would save 21 million straws used at the resorts each year from ending up in our landfills and waterways. More eco-friendly, paper straws will be available upon request....

September 25, 2018 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Norway is world’s first country to ban deforestation

Norway has become the first country in the world to put a ban on deforestation. The country has pledged not to use any product that contributes to deforestation. The pledge is the result of years of hard work of Rainforest Foundation Norway, an organisation that seeks to protect biodiversity by saving forests. “This is an important victory in the fight to protect the rainforest,” Nils Hermann Ranum, head...

September 24, 2018 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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As Ganesh Chaturthi gets over, these Mumbai volunteers are cleaning up beaches by collecting broken Ganesh idols

Ganesh Chaturthi is a ten-day long Hindu festival which celebrates the birth of Lord Ganesh. The festival begins with people welcoming Ganesh idols into their homes and ends with the idols getting immersed in a nearby water body. As the festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm especially in Mumbai, innumerable idols end up getting immersed in the sea. Although several people have shifted to using idols made...

September 21, 2018 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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The chef who served over 3 million meals in Puerto Rico is again feeding people affected by Hurricane Florence

When Puerto Rico was battered by Hurricane Maria, celebrity chef José Andrés and his team of volunteers took it upon themselves to feed the survivors. It is reported that Andrés and his army of 25,000 volunteers, including members of the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard, served over 3 million meals in Puerto Rico over a period of 11 months. Now as Hurricane Florence has hit the Carolinas, Andrés and his team of cooks...

September 20, 2018 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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One of the world’s biggest power plant developers is giving up on coal

As the world is slowly but surely transitioning from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy, Japanese energy company Marubeni – one of world’s biggest power plant developers – also announced that it will not build any more coal-powered plants. Instead, the company plans to double the sustainable energy capacity of its net power supply from 10% to 20% by 2023. According to Japanese...

September 19, 2018 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Hurricane Florence volunteer’s heroic act saves six dogs from drowning

Ryan Nichols, a Hurricane Florence volunteer, is being hailed as a hero after he rescued six dogs locked in an outdoor cage desperately trying to save themselves from drowning in the fast rising floodwaters. A video posted on Twitter by journalist Marcus DiPaola shows the poor dogs barking incessantly standing on their hind legs, waiting desperately for someone to save them. “Rescued six dogs in Leland,...

September 18, 2018 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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People in Carolinas lined up at local shelters to adopt animals to keep them safe during Hurricane Florence

In a heartwarming gesture, residents in Carolinas lined up at local animal shelters to foster homeless animals and keep them safe during the duration of Hurricane Florence. North Carolina resident Ali Standish shared a photo on Twitter showing how many people were lined up outside the Saving Grace animal shelter waiting to foster homeless animals. “We have a very small facility. It used to be an old...

September 17, 2018 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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