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Rome allows people to pay their transit fares through digital credit earned by recycling plastic bottles

A great new initiative by the Roman authorities aims to tackle the plastic pollution menace through encouraging people to recycle their plastic bottles. The city now allows people to bring plastic bottles to a metro station, insert them in a machine that crushes and sorts them, and gain digital credits that go toward transit fares. Although it takes around 30 bottles to earn a standard €1.50 fare as the machine...

October 16, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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This Indian architect just developed a beehive-inspired cooling system

As the planet continues to warm, the demand for cooling systems is on the rise across the globe. To beat the heat, people install air conditioners which have a massive impact on the environment. In the capital city Delhi, almost 50 per cent of the energy consumption can be attributed to cooling systems during peak summers. However, Delhi-based architect, Monish Siripurapu, and his architectural firm Ant Studio,...

October 11, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Despite a nasty fall, Jimmy Carter builds Habitat for Humanity homes in Tennessee

Former US President Jimmy Carter took a nasty fall at his home in Georgia on Sunday that left him with a black eye and about fourteen stitches above his brow. However, that did not deter him from attending the opening ceremony of a Habitat for Humanity event in Nashville, Tennessee, later that day. “I had a No. 1 priority and that was to come to Nashville and build houses,” Carter told a crowd at a charity...

October 10, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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9 Latin American countries set an ambitious goal for renewable energy that is more than twice than EU’s

Nine Latin American countries including Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Honduras, Guatemala, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Colombia, have jointly agreed to an ambitious target of meeting 70% of their energy requirements through renewables by 2030 – which is more than double what has been pledged by the European Union. Panama and Brazil are reportedly still considering participation. With the EU only...

October 09, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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These ‘Junior Detectives’ successfully track down missing 97-year-old with dementia

When 97-year-old Glenneta Belford, a non-verbal woman with dementia, went missing from her home in Roseville, California, the local Police Department made a social media post in the hope that community members may be able to find the missing senior. To their surprise, Belford was found by none other than five “junior detectives” who had spent their evening searching for the woman on their bicycles after they...

October 04, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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1,200 schoolkids in Ostend, Belgium undertake beach cleanup

Under a project called “Oceans of tomorrow”, teachers from 26 catholic schools in the historic Belgian coastal city of Ostend inspired 1,200 students between the ages of 8 and 14 to undertake the biggest beach clean up ever seen in the area. To make it fun, they even brought along a support staff of blue Smurfs. A representative of the Flemish Minister of the Environment, Koen van den Heuvel, applauded the...

October 03, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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This little girl with Down Syndrome gets adopted by a single dad after getting rejected by 20 families

Born with Down Syndrome, Alba was disowned by her mother at the time of her birth. Later, her biological father also left her and thereafter, she got rejected by 20 potential adoptive families. However, Alba’s fate changed forever when she found a loving father in Luca Trapanese. Luca had been a part of many social service programs in Italy since his teenage years. He came forward to adopt Alba after he...

October 02, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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This Brazilian grandfather has vitiligo, and he crochets dolls for kids with the same condition

Vitiligo is a skin ailment which causes loss of skin color in blotches, and it tends to grow over time. Around 0.5 – 1% of the world’s population has this skin condition. João Stanganelli, a 64-year-old Brazilian granddad has vitiligo. He recently retired from working after facing some health issues and decided to take up crocheting as a hobby with this wife. After mastering rug and animal designs, Stanganelli...

September 27, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Dozens of McDonald’s billboards in Sweden are being turned into bee shelters

Bee populations are on the decline in Sweden, and once again, fast food giant McDonald’s Swedish branch has decided to provide a safe haven to the struggling pollinators. The company is putting their roadside billboards to good use by attaching “bee hotels” to their backs. This is not the first time that McDonalds has used tiny structures to help the dwindling bee populations. In addition to several of the...

September 26, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Fast food giant Burger King ditches plastic toys in the UK

Earlier this year, two little girls Caitlin and Ella from Southampton, England, had launched a petition asking fast food restaurants to reconsider handing out plastic toys with their happy meals as “they get thrown away and harm animals and pollute the sea”. It seems their efforts have borne fruit! Burger King just announced it will remove plastic toys from all Junior Meals in the United Kingdom in an...

September 25, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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