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Costa Rica plans to fully decarbonize by 2050

Latin American country Costa Rica just announced its plan to completely decarbonize towards the middle of this century. President Carlos Alvarado revealed on Monday that the country would extend its moratorium on oil exploration to 2050, too. Costa Rica’s plan involves decarbonizing four sectors: transportation, industry, waste management, and agriculture. The country has set targets from now until 2050—like a...

February 28, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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IKEA comes up with a unique, fun way to keep rivers clean – Good Ship IKEA boats

Swedish furniture and home accessories giant IKEA is living up to its reputation of being an environment-friendly brand by attempting to provide solutions to the many environmental problems faced by the world today. After announcing the launch of its Gunrid air-purifying curtains, the company has now come up with remote-controlled Good Ship IKEA boats that can tidy up floating garbage in lakes and rivers....

February 27, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Meet the British doctor who spent four decades of his life serving the poor in Kolkata

Dr. Jack Preger, a British doctor and erstwhile farmer, finally left for the UK after four decades of providing health care, education and life-turning opportunities to the underprivileged in Kolkata. Here is his extraordinary story: In 1930, while pursuing a course in economics and political science at the prestigious Oxford University, his tutor got Preger interested in third-world economic development. After...

February 26, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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This Indian teacher earns money from recycling waste, spends it on sponsoring education of village kids

This science and mathematics teacher from northeastern state of Sikkim in India is nothing short of a hero! 34-year-old Lomas Dhungel has not only inspired hundreds of his students to recycle waste items like discarded packet of chips and used A4 papers by turning them into notebook covers and fresh notebooks respectively, he even spends the money so collected on sponsoring the education of local students. It...

February 25, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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These air purifying curtains from IKEA are all set improve your home’s indoor air quality

While most of us are aware of the air pollution level in our cities, we do not realize that often, the air quality inside our homes tends to become even poorer than in some of the highest polluted cities of the world. A recent study had found that cooking a Sunday roast heavily deteriorates a house’s indoor air quality. Thankfully, you will be able to shop for a solution for this in the same place you...

February 22, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Why scientists say experiencing awe can help you live your best life

Maybe you’ve felt it standing on the rim of the Grand Canyon. Maybe it happens when you think about the vastness of space or glance up at the sky and marvel at a supermoon. Or maybe you feel it when you see someone offer up a seat on a crowded train to another individual they’ve never met. The emotion is awe. And, psychologists say it can play an important role in bolstering happiness, health and our social...

February 21, 2019 by wpdev 0 Comments
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These floating bins will tackle ocean pollution by sucking up tons of trash

Now here is a unique ocean trashcan that can suck up over 40 pounds of waste (even microplastics the size of 2 millimeters!) without causing any harm to marine life. Aptly named the Seabin, this floating vacuum trashcan can tidy up marinas, bays, and bodies of water by sucking up rubbish from the surrounding area. The Seabin Project was launched by two Australian surfers who were sick and tired of finding trash...

February 21, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Kindergarten teacher cuts her hair short to match student being bullied for her short hair

When the school began, kindergarten student Prisilla Perez seemed quite happy and chirpy. But her teacher Shannon Grimm noticed a change in her behavior after she got her hair cut short. Prisilla seemed withdrawn and sad most of the time. Soon, Ms. Grimm found out that the little girl was being teased about her short hair and the kindhearted teacher decided to do something about it. She cut her own hair short to...

February 20, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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How Indian citizens are raising funds for the families of Pulwama martyrs

On Valentine’s Day, when the entire world was busy celebrating the festival of love, a convoy of Indian army vehicles ferrying CRPF jawans from Jammu to Srinagar was attacked by a terrorist who rammed a vehicle loaded with explosives into the convoy. This resulted in the martyrdom of 41 personnel. In this age of social media frenzy, everyone was quick to pour out their anguish over the dastardly attack....

February 19, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Turn your windows into a source of renewable energy with these origami-inspired solar panels

In the past, scientists have come up with solar panels made out of different materials that urban buildings can place on their windows and generate renewable power. However, most of them haven’t been very successful as they cause a marked reduction in the amount of natural lighting while generating very little energy. Now Soligami is a solar panel system that works similarly to shutter blinds so that light...

February 18, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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