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A new edible and biodegradable packaging to avoid the use of plastic in the supermarket

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by Esteban Tejedor

Posted on March 16, 2020

A new edible and biodegradable packaging to avoid the use of plastic in the supermarket

This sustainable container, developed over two years by The Catalan Plastic Center of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Spain) and the researcher Farayde Fakhouri, is an alternative to plastics and comes from plant sources formed by natural compounds that offer different properties that, combined with other materials, allow the interaction of food with the atmosphere to be modified, protecting the food and extending its useful life. With a budget of 10 million euros financed between ACCI…

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It is now possible to produce energy from nothing!

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by Esteban Tejedor

Posted on February 26, 2020

It is now possible to produce energy from nothing!

Can you imagine a device that produces electricity from nothing, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week? Electrical engineer Jun Yao and microbiologist Derek Lovley, both of the University of Massachusets Amherst (USA), have created a device called 'Air-gen' or air-powered generator that uses a natural protein to generate electricity from just the humidity of the air. This air generator connects electrodes to the protein nanowires (just 7 microns thick, one-tenth of a human hair), generating electric c…

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T-shirts made from Wood and Algae

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by Susana Díez

Posted on November 28, 2019

T-shirts made from Wood and Algae

The clothes industry is the second most contaminating only behind oil. Although some companies are trying to reduce their waste, great advances have not been achieved. Now, a little startup located in London has developed a system to make t-shirts that are completely recycled. They don't use the usual tissues, they have created a new one. The T-shirts are made of wood pulp and algae and at the end of their life, they can be composted or buried it…

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An oasis in the middle a desert

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by Susana Díez

Posted on October 17, 2019

An oasis in the middle a desert

Sometimes personal initiatives are more successful than government programs. In the mountainous northern regions of India, Anand Dhawaj Negi managed to create an oasis where there was nothing before. When he retired from his job he was able to devote himself to his passion.   The Department of Agriculture of India had declared an area of more than 1 million acres as uncultivable. But our protagonist decided to try on his own to change this situation…

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A bottle saved lives

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by Susana Díez

Posted on September 23, 2019

A bottle saved lives

Sometimes old resources have unexpected results. Curtis Whitson and his family were rescued because he sent a message in a bottle. They had decided to go camping for a few days in June. He knew a beautiful area of the Arroyo Seco River in California and his girlfriend and his son were interested in knowing the region. The first day, they started down the river and the experience was very exciting…

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Less packaging more breathing

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by Susana Díez

Posted on September 5, 2019

Less packaging more breathing

We have a problem with ocean pollution, but we have also the solution: producing less plastic packaging. There are a lot of countries and companies are working for recycling and created solutions for an environment cleaner. For example:   In New Zealand, a supermarket called “New World” doesn' t pack fruit and vegetables so they save tonnes of plastic every year…

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A living shark could be the clue to improve expectations of life in humanity.

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by Zoralys Rojas

Posted on August 15, 2019

A living shark could be the clue to improve expectations of life in humanity.

A living shark could be the clue to improve expectations of life in humanity.   Scientists from the Fisheries and Marine Institute of the Memorial University of Newfoundland in Canada discovered a shark believed to be more than 500 years old. They claim that the sea creature is the world’s oldest living vertebrate. The news was published by Diary The Sun on August 13th. Scientists filmed the rare and massive Greenland shark…

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Could the final solution of growing plastic pollution be in the hands of a Teenager?

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by Zoralys Rojas

Posted on August 8, 2019

Could the final solution of growing plastic pollution be in the hands of a Teenager?

That´s what a report of CNN, published on 4 August 2019, says: A young, 18-year-old from Ireland may have found a way to rescue our oceans from the growing plastic pollution problem. The good news is that his project won the first place of US$50,000 in educational funding…

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A new deal for Liverpool city would create thousands of jobs and homes

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by Zoralys Rojas

Posted on August 1, 2019

A new deal for Liverpool city would create thousands of jobs and homes

Liverpool Council is submitting a huge £230m bid to government to move city in new directionPrincipio del formularioFinal del formulario…

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Nonprofit Organization Plants 250 Million Trees

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by Ezgi Yılmaz

Posted on July 4, 2019

Nonprofit Organization Plants 250 Million Trees

A nonprofit organization has planted more than 250 million trees in the last 15 years and, at the same time, they've achieved this yield by hiring poor people. Eden Reforestation Projects is a non-profit project whose mission is hiring "the poorest of the poor" people and provide them "fair wage" opportunity…

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