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While Chennai faces extreme water crisis, this man’s home has more than enough pure drinking water

The city of Chennai in India is facing one of the worst water crisis in history, with thousands suffering from the acute shortage of clean, drinking water as four main reservoirs in the area run dry. Meanwhile, V K Raviraja, a 48-year-old insurance consultant living in the city, and his family have more than enough water in their home – that too, water that is purer than your standard RO water!  This is...

June 28, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Neighborhoods across the US installing miniature pantries for the underprivileged

With the success of the Little Free Library movement in the US, communities have now come up with a somewhat similar idea – Little Free Pantry. Under this new initiative, neighborhoods across the country are building small food pantries that are stocked by the community to help people in need. In general, non-perishable foods or items are appreciated, such as: canned foods with ring-pulls, sealed crackers...

June 28, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Dozens of creatures thought to be extinct found alive in a “lost city” within the jungles of Honduras

When researchers made a trip to a ‘lost city’ buried deep inside the Mosquitia rainforest in Honduras, they were pleasantly surprised to find extremely rare species, including some previously thought to be extinct. In 2017, a team of researchers from Conservation International conducted a three-week research expedition at an ancient site deep within the Mosquitia rainforest known as the “Lost City of...

June 26, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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This Indian boy’s emotional post about his mother’s remarriage is winning the internet

Gokul Sreedhar, from Kerala, India, recently enabled the second marriage of his mother who had been a victim of domestic violence. In India, remarriage is still a social taboo, so the young man put up an emotional Facebook post about his mom’s sacrifices and how she always put him before her own happiness. The post went viral in no time and Sreedhar was overwhelmed with all the good wishes and support he...

June 21, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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633 divers collect over 1600 pounds of trash, set a new world record

Last week, a group of 633 scuba divers in Florida did their bit for the environment by picking up more than 1,600 pounds of trash and 60 pounds of fishing gear from the ocean floor. In the process, they set the Guinness World Record for the largest underwater cleanup. This is the fifth annual ocean cleanup of the area that has been orchestrated by the Dixie Divers and Deerfield Beach Women’s Club. The previous...

June 20, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Colgate comes up with a first-of-its kind recyclable toothpaste tube

A large variety of products – ranging from personal care products to medicines and food – come in plastic tube packaging. Almost all these plastic tubes are non-recyclable and end up in our landfills and oceans. It is estimated that toothpaste alone accounts for an estimated 20 billion tubes annually around the world. Thankfully, Colgate has just come up with a first-of-its kind recyclable toothpaste...

June 19, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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This English rock group’s music got stolen. Instead of paying ransom, they published it and donated sales to environmental group!

Earlier this week, popular English rock band Radiohead’s unreleased music got stolen from its musical archive. The hacker demanded $150,000 in ransom money, but the band members knew better than to fulfill the hacker’s demand. The band went ahead and published the material to their Bandcamp page and donated the sales amount to environmental group Extinction Rebellion. “Instead of complaining—much—or...

June 14, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Mexican scientist develops biodegradable plastic from cactus

Now this might be the solution to all that plastic polluting our land and oceans! Sandra Pascoe Ortiz, an engineer at the University of the Valley of Atemajac, has developed a plastic-like material from prickly pear cactus juice that is completely biodegradable and even safe to ingest. This new plastic alternative, mostly comprised of juiced cactus leaves, rapidly biodegrades and doesn’t require crude oil like...

June 13, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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All United Airlines flights from LA are powered by biofuel

United Airlines made history in 2016 for being the first airline in the world to use sustainable aviation biofuel on a continuous basis. The airlines recently extended its contract with Boston-based biofuel producer World Energy to purchase up to 10 million gallons of biofuel over the next two years. World Energy’s biofuel is made from agricultural waste and has received sustainability certification from the...

June 12, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Iron Man actor Robert Downey Jr. announces the launch of his organization that will use robots to clean the environment

Hollywood actor Robert Downey Jr., world famous for his role as Iron Man, recently announced the launch of his new foundation at the Amazon Re:Mars conference in Las Vegas that will be committed to cleaning up the environment using nanotechnology and robotics. He revealed that he had been told about the possibilities of the technology a few weeks before the conference by a panel of experts, before joking: “God,...

June 07, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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