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These two women from South Africa are on a mission to tackle plastic pollution in Cape Town

Santie Gouws and Ursula van Eck are two incredible women from South Africa who despite having no former knowledge or experience in the plastic recycling or waste management industry, decided to address the plastic pollution problem in Cape Town. The duo co-founded Sunshine Cleaning, an organization that is working towards a sustainable solution to the plastic pollution woes of the city. Sunshine Cleaning aims to...

July 31, 2020 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Volunteers help rescue an owl in distress from a 130-foot well

A few days back, a young eagle owl unfortunately got trapped at the bottom of a 130-foot well in Bad Segeberg, Germany. The bird’s call of distress was heard by a local who then alerted the fire department, along with THW, a civil protection organization comprising of volunteers. Rescuers tried to lure the bird into a net but were unsuccessful. Now since the air quality inside the well was very poor, a...

July 30, 2020 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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150 scientists take upon themselves to save the Amazon rainforest

The Amazon rainforest alone represents more than half of the rainforests on this planet. It is a huge carbon sink for the world and is often referred to as the “Lungs of the planet”. Despite its immense significance, Amazon has been witnessing deforestation at an alarming pace, so the need for action to secure the future of the rainforest has never been more urgent. Thankfully, a group of 150 leading...

July 29, 2020 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Off-duty Florida Police officer rescues a boy from shark attack

On Thursday evening, Adrian Kosicki, a Cocoa Beach Police officer from Florida, was strolling on the beach with his wife when he noticed a shark moving towards a small boy on a boogie board. Without wasting any time, Adrian jumped into the water and pulled the boy from the surf as the shark began to get dangerously close. “We’re certainly not marine biologists, educated and trained to differentiate...

July 24, 2020 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Over 1 million UK citizens have quit smoking since the coronavirus outbreak

An English campaign called Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) aims to help and encourage people to quit smoking. The campaign recently conducted a survey that found that more than one million people in the UK have quit smoking since the outbreak of COVID-19. It was not confirmed whether this was due partially or primarily to a lack of access to tobacco products because of the lockdowns, or the implementation of...

July 23, 2020 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Struggling single mother gives her lottery winnings to an officer shot in line of duty

Shetara Sims is a single mom from Kansas City struggling to make ends meet as she lost her job few weeks ago because of the coronavirus pandemic. She found a $1 bill in a grocery store parking lot and bought a scratch-off ticket, winning $100. Instead of keeping that much needed money for herself, Sims decided to donate her lottery winnings on the suggestion of her daughter Rakiya to an officer shot in the line...

July 22, 2020 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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6-year-old boy risks his own life to protect sister from a dog attack

In a rare act of bravery, a 6-year-old boy from Wyoming didn’t care about his own life as he stood like a rock in front of his little sister when a dog charged at her. Despite being bitten several times on the cheek by the pooch, the boy, Bridger Walker, was able to grab his sister’s hand and bring her to safety, his aunt Nikki Walker said in her Instagram post. “If someone had to die, I thought it should...

July 17, 2020 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Eco-conscious college grad designs edible instant noodle packaging to eliminate plastic waste

Instant noodles might be considered a quick and easy meal by many, but the plastic packaging it comes in takes forever to decompose. This thought bothered Holly Grounds no end, so she came up with an ingenious replacement for the single-use plastics used to package instant ramen noodles. Grounds, who studied product design at Ravensbourne University London, is responsible for developing an edible, spiced...

July 16, 2020 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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This mother-son duo is feeding hundreds of underprivileged during the pandemic

Mother-son duo Heena and Harsh Mandavia live in Kandivali, Mumbai, where they run a delivery service serving home-made food. But in this time of crisis when coronavirus pandemic has snatched the jobs of thousands of daily-wage earners, the kind-hearted souls have taken upon themselves to feed scores of underprivileged people. “A few months ago one of our regular customers Abhinav Chaudhary wished to donate...

July 15, 2020 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Vermont is the first US state to ban compostable food waste

Vermont just became the first state in the USA to introduce a new piece of legislature called the Food Waste Ban under which disposal of compostable food waste like egg shells, coffee grounds, old bread, fruit skins etc. is prohibited. Although there is no concrete way to enforce this ban, state officials are hoping for voluntary compliance from Vermont’s environmentally-conscious citizens and are looking at it...

July 10, 2020 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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