Tag: international

  • 8 Cities that are taking steps against cars

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    In downtown Cairo, it’s not uncommon to see streets clogged with cars. But in a proposed redesign for a central thoroughfare, they’re hard to spot. Instead, in the concept illustration for what looks like the Egyptian version of Amsterdam, a two-way bike lane, a sidewalk, and a plaza filled with palm trees replace the sea […]

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  • Air Pollution in Europe reducing life span

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    The average person living in Europe loses two years of their life to the health effects of breathing polluted air, according to a report published in the European Heart Journal on March 12. The report also estimates about 800,000 people die prematurely in Europe per year due to air pollution, or roughly 17% of the […]

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  • Baby Turtles Return to Mumbai Beaches after HUGE Clean Up

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    Olive Ridley baby turtles have officially returned to the beaches of Mumbai, and it is all because one of the world’s largest beach clean-up efforts. Last summer, conservationists watched as over 80 baby turtles made their way across Mumbai’s Versova Beach, which was previously home to a massive garbage heap. “I had tears in my […]

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  • Trade Recyclable Water Bottles for Public Transportation

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    Trading company employee Ari Fatah has no qualms about picking up plastic bottles from the streets of his Indonesian home town. In fact, he always makes sure to carry a shopping bag that he knows can fit in at least three large-sized bottles. Ari does this so he can catch the bus. A unique aspect […]

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  • Netherlands Bike Path Made From Recycled Plastic Waste

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    Dutch cyclists rode down the world’s first bike path made entirely of discarded plastic this week, in a move aimed at reducing the millions of tonnes wasted every year. The 30-metre (100-ft) cycling path in the 1,300-year-old northern town of Zwolle contains the equivalent of 500,000 plastic bottle caps and is estimated to be two […]

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  • Antarctic Wildlife Reserve is Backed by the UK Government

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    The UK government has thrown its weight behind the creation of the world’s biggest environmental sanctuary, covering a huge swathe of the Antarctic ocean. The massive 1.8m sq km reserve – five times the size of Germany – would ban all fishing in a vast area of the Weddell Sea and parts of the Antarctic […]

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  • Why is There So Much Confusion Around Recycling in the UK?

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    Almost one in 10 even admitted they are unclear if glass can be recycled and another one in 10 are confused over what to do with their old cardboard boxes. The study also found two in three Brits are worried about packaging and the types of materials used to package their favourite products, yet 56 […]

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  • Hurricane Florence: Update on Where is Being Hit!

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    US officials are warning Hurricane Florence could kill “a lot of people” with risks of “catastrophic” flooding as the storm begins to lash the country’s East Coast. Florence, although now downgraded to a category one storm, is slow-moving and could linger for days, bringing “copious amounts of rain”. Florence made landfall on Friday, with the […]

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  • Kerala is Facing Daunting Waste Disposal After Flooding

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    In Kalady, where a video of plastic and debris being dumped back into the river from a bridge became viral on social media, the waste generated is overwhelming, says officials. The rains may have stopped, and the water levels are slowly receding from flood-hit areas of Kerala, but residents, and authorities have another uphill battle […]

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