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This former teacher turned into a savior of snow leopards

Once upon a time, thousands of snow leopards roamed the high altitudes of Asia’s tallest peaks. But habitat destruction and poaching caused their numbers to drop drastically. In South Mongolia, these big cats had one more enemy – the Mongolian farmers who didn’t hesitate in killing them in order to protect their herds. To make matters worse, an extensive mining program was being launched in...

April 30, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Teachers donate their sick days to coworker with a daughter battling cancer

16 month old daughter of David Green, a history teacher at the Mae Jemison High School in Hunstville, AL., was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia six months ago. Since the little girl is greeting treatment 100 miles from home, she needs him to be there when he can. When Green ran out of sick days to look after his daughter, the teachers at his school got together to donate their sick days to him....

April 29, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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This couple restored an entire forest by planting 2.7 million trees over 20 years

Brazilian photojournalist Sebastião Ribeiro Salgado and his wife Lélia returned home to Minas Gerais, Brazil, after Salgado’s traumatizing stint in Rwanda to cover the Rwandan genocide. The couple hoped to find some peace back home after the gruesome incidents they had come across in Rwanda. However, they were devastated to find that Salgado’s beautiful hometown had underwent rampant deforestation...

April 26, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Guinness to ditch plastic packaging to tackle ocean pollution

In an initiative that puts Guinness in the league of major beer brands like Corona and Carlsberg in fighting marine plastic pollution, the Irish brewing company is all set to ditch plastic packaging for eco-friendly options. Guinness’s parent company, Diageo, announced that the iconic Irish stout will no longer use plastic rings or shrink wrap. Instead, the company will invest $21 million to replace...

April 25, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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A courageous woman determined to protect India’s majestic elephants from abuse

As a three year old visiting a temple in her home state of Kerala, India, Sangita Iyer would always be intrigued and captivated by the majestic bull elephant domesticated by the temple authorities. The little girl would often question her family why the gentle animal was in shackles when her own legs were shackle-free. This bond that she formed with elephants early on in her life steered Sangita towards the path...

April 24, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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How this guy used social media to save the lives of dozens of canines

Matt Neslon was just a regular guy who adored dogs. Then, when he was a freshman in college, he started a Twitter account named ‘We Rate Dogs’ just to upload pictures of cute dogs and rate them on a 10/10 scale. Needless to add, every dog got the perfect rating, and his channel soon became a hit. Since starting with several thousand followers, his Twitter account has today accumulated 8 million...

April 23, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Nepal’s Army just removed two tons of waste from Mount Everest

Since decades, Mount Everest has drawn adventure seekers and mountaineers from across the globe who hope to conquer the world’s highest peak. Many have succeeded in scaling the peak, many have lost their lives in the attempt. Unfortunately, large number of climbers has resulted in major pollution problems, and just recently it was reported that the mountain is littered with over 50 tons of trash. Now under...

April 22, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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French billionaires to donate $450 Million towards restoration of the Notre Dame Cathedral

Less than a week after Paris’ world famous heritage site the Notre Dame Cathedral witnessed a devastating fire, many French billionaires and companies have come forward to donate over $450 million towards restoration efforts. The largest donation announced was from LVMH Group, which owns Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior and Givenchy. The company and the family of CEO Bernard Arnault promised €200 million...

April 19, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Residents of this Indian city convert kitchen waste into 100 kg of biogas

The BTM constituency in the city of Bengaluru, India, generates 120 tonnes waste per day, of which 55 per cent is organic. If this organic waste is not segregated, it would most likely end up in the landfills where it would rot to produce methane – one of the most potent greenhouse gases. Now members of the Koramangala Residents Welfare Association wanted to change that. Supported by local politicians,...

April 18, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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This inexpensive device can create electricity from snowfall

UCLA researchers have just designed an inexpensive, first-of-its-kind device that is capable of generating electricity from snowfall. The device, called a snow-based triboelectric nanogenerator or snow TENG by the researchers, is small, thin and flexible like a sheet of plastic. The snow TENG generates charge through static electricity and produces energy from the exchange of electrons. “Static electricity...

April 17, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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