Posts published on: September 2018

The Ocean CleanUp project is about to start

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by Marina Morgó

Posted on September 3, 2018


The Ocean CleanUp project is about to start

An audacious young Dutch inventor named Boyan Slat and his 70-member team have entered the final preparations for a mission to deploy an experimental device they say can capture much of the plastic that fouls the world’s oceans. His Ocean Cleanup Project aims to use the oceans’ natural gyres (five circular currents in the oceans around the world – two in the Atlantic, two in the Pacific, and one in the Indian) to collect plastic waste. The stations would have large booms, rat…

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Istambul Metropolitan Municipality have a innnovative recycling idea

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by Isabel Rubio

Posted on September 11, 2018


Istambul Metropolitan Municipality have a innnovative recycling idea

Istambul has decided to install vending machines that recycle plastic in subway stations, this initiative tries to reduce the number of tonnes of waste. This idea can be beneficial for commuters, encourage people to recycle interchange plastic waste for free transportation.The city has installed at the moment 25 vending machines in the main stations

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Type 1 diabetes drug has just been trialed on first human patients with no side effects

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by Isabel Rubio

Posted on September 13, 2018


Type 1 diabetes drug has just been trialed on first human patients with no side effects

Diabetes is a serious illness which produces a metabolic disorder. Serious long-term complications include cardiovascular disease, stroke, chronic kidney disease, foot ulcers, and damage to the eyes. An estimated 415 million people had diabetes worldwide. Type 1 diabetes is a serious, lifelong condition where blood glucose levels are too high because the body cannot make a hormone called insulin

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Record numbers of volunteers set to clean up UK beaches last weekend

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by Isabel Rubio

Posted on September 14, 2018


Record numbers of volunteers set to clean up UK beaches last weekend

The organizers of the annual Great British Beach Clean said they didn’t expect to see record numbers of volunteers at more beaches than ever before last weekend’s UK-wide event. The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) had been running the four-day beach cleaning event for the last 24 years. In 2017, 6,944 volunteers attended beach cleans at 339 locations across the UK, from the north of Scotland to Cornwall, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands

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Spain creates Mediterranean Sea reserve for whale migration

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by Isabel Rubio

Posted on September 17, 2018


 Spain creates Mediterranean Sea reserve for whale migration

Spain is creating a marine wildlife reserve for the migrations of whales and dolphins in the Mediterranean Sea and will prohibit searching for fossil fuels in the area. The Spanish government announced that the protected reserve will cover 46,385 square kilometers (17,909 square miles) between the Balearic Islands and the mainland

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Organic farming methods favor pollinators

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by Isabel Rubio

Posted on September 18, 2018


Organic farming methods favor pollinators

Pollinating insects are endangered, with a particularly decline over the last 40 years. An extensive study from Lund University in Sweden has found that organic farming methods can contribute to halting the pollinator decline. This beneficial effect is due to both the absence of insecticides and a higher provision of flower resources. Organic farming is known to promote pollinator diversity in crop fields

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A shampoo bottle saving babies in Bangladesh

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by K K

Posted on September 19, 2018


A shampoo bottle saving babies in Bangladesh

Dr Chisti from Bangladesh has invented an artificial respirator out of a shampoo bottle saving thousands of children's lives from pneumonia. On a recent work trip to Melbourne, Australia, Dr Chisti was introduced to a type of ventilator called a bubble-CPAP, which is employed to help premature babies breathe

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UK physicist donates 2.2 million prize to boost diversity

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by Isabel Rubio

Posted on September 20, 2018


UK physicist donates 2.2 million prize to boost diversity

One of Britain's leading astrophysicists is donating her 2.2 million from a major science prize to encourage diversity in physics

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Greener growth could add around £20 trillion to world economy by 2030

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by Isabel Rubio

Posted on September 21, 2018


Greener growth could add around £20 trillion to world economy by 2030

Strong action to combat climate change could cumulatively add at least £20 trillion to the world economy by 2030, according to a study which seeks to dispel fears that a shift from fossil fuels will undermine growth.The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, which includes former heads of government, business leaders and economists, said there was "unprecedented momentum" toward greener growth that would boost jobs and countries' economies.Bold climate action could deliver at least …

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Spanish chef and his team after serving 3 million meals in Puerto Rico, travel ahead of hurricane Florence to feed even more

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by Isabel Rubio

Posted on September 24, 2018


Spanish chef and his team after serving 3 million meals in Puerto Rico, travel ahead of hurricane Florence to feed even more

After Puerto Rico was clobbered by Hurricane Maria, Jose Andres, a Spanish chef and his team were on the ground serving meals to all of the survivors. Now, he has set up a shop right in the middle of Hurricane Florence so he can feed everybody throughout the storm.The chef and his nonprofit World Central Kitchen are responsible for feeding millions of people during every kind of natural disaster

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Germany launches world's first hydrogen-powered train

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by Isabel Rubio

Posted on September 25, 2018


Germany launches world's first hydrogen-powered train

The world's first hydrogen-powered train has just been launched for commercial use in Germany, it is another victory in the shift towards sustainability.The Coradia iLint passenger train, which was developed by rail transport, can travel 600 miles (1,000km) on a single tank of hydrogen. Using special fuel cells, the trains generate energy through a combination of hydrogen and oxygen, with excess energy stored in lithium ion batteries

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