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10-year-old girl becomes youngest to climb El Capitan’s 3,000-foot

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by Ezgi Yilmaz

Posted on June 25, 2019


10-year-old girl becomes youngest to climb El Capitan’s 3,000-foot

What would you say, if I tell you 10-year-old girl climbed to Yosemite's El Captain? So, be ready for an impressive and inspiring story. In this story, our girl is Selah Schneiter; who is the youngest person in history to climb the park's 3,000-foot-high rock formation, reaching the summit on June 12, 2019. Her interest in mountaineering comes from her family. Her father, Mike, is a climbing instructor and he met with her mother, Joy while they were hiking in Yosemite years prior…

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Saving Bees Thanks to a Revolutionary 'Honey on tap' Beehive

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by Sam Soilihi

Posted on June 20, 2019


Saving Bees Thanks to a Revolutionary 'Honey on tap' Beehive

It has always been known that bees are a much needed insect when it comes to the environment. The reason for this is the fact that we rely on their pollinating activity to feed ourselves. Their pollination, along with the one made by other insects, bird or bats, is the source of one third of the food that we consume everyday…

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Incentives to Cycle to Work are Becoming Popular

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by Sam Soilihi

Posted on May 30, 2019


Incentives to Cycle to Work are Becoming Popular

If you have already been to the Neatherlands, then you know how bikes are a big part of the landscape. And the numbers confirm it, they are the number one cyclers in the world. And they have a little secret for that.  For every kilometre cycled, a dutch employee earns 0.20€ tax free, just like some people get paid for not using their car to commute…

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A National Day of Kindness in New Zealand, Proof of its Progressiveness

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by Sam Soilihi

Posted on May 20, 2019


A National Day of Kindness in New Zealand, Proof of its Progressiveness

On November 16th, New Zealand had it's first Manaaki Day. This Maori word that means kindness, is now a national day where charitable acts are celebrated and encouraged. It started with Eddie Writes' letter, who asked help to his mayor to make an annual "Kindness Day". This idea was liked by the mayor, but also by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern who is determined in making her country more progressive through her policies…

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Companies All Over the World Fight Pollution

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by Maria N. Selina Öc

Posted on May 3, 2019


Companies All Over the World Fight Pollution

The ocean pollution rises day by day. Until 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. 25 % of the fish that gets eaten contains microplastic. The solution: Producing less plastic packaging. A lot of countries and shops realized this and invented opportunities. Here are a few examples:   New Zealand The supermarket chain "New World" sells every fruit and vegetable not packed. By that, they save tonnes of plastic every year…

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How One Person Changes the World

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by Maria N. Selina Öc

Posted on May 2, 2019


How One Person Changes the World

Do you sometimes feel like you can not make a difference? Like you are just a single small piece of the world? Here is some evidence to show you that it’s not true. 1979 the 16-year old Jadev Payeng was making a horrible discovery. While he was making a walk, he found hundreds of dead reptiles and snakes. What caused the death? A water shortage and the lack of shading trees. The landscape had a barren ground and the probability for plants to grow was very low…

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A Brazilian Couple Restore A Destroyed Forest

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by Sam Soilihi

Posted on April 30, 2019


A Brazilian Couple Restore A Destroyed Forest

At a time when it is said to us that we only have 11 years to prevent irreversible damages to our planet because of climate change, this kind of story is heart-warming. After returning from Rwanda to document the atrocities happening there, Brazilian photojournalist Sebastião Ribeiro Salgado was devastated when he saw what deforestation had done to his homeland. The thriving wildlife that inhabited this forest was now completely gone, just like the trees…

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The Tinder Tree

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by Giulia Vandelli

Posted on April 15, 2019


The Tinder Tree

Once upon a time, people were used to sending love letters manually written…

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#TRASHCHALLENGE: The Safe And Clean Challenge

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by Giulia Vandelli

Posted on March 18, 2019


#TRASHCHALLENGE: The Safe And Clean Challenge

Initially launched in 2015, this new #Trashchallenge has seen an explosion only this year at the beginning of March.All around the world people, especially younger ones, are challenging themselves and friends to clean up the litter in some areas of their cities…

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Decline Plastic Waste In The North Sea

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by Elaa Abdeltawab

Posted on March 1, 2019


Decline Plastic Waste In The North Sea

The number of plastic bags in the North Sea has declined. According to researchers from the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, the number of plastic bags has decreased since 2010. The waste in the North Sea was researched. It was found that the amount of plastic waste is relatively low. This is due to the introduction of the ban on free plastic bags by several European countries. This ban has ensured that fewer people use plastic bags, which means less plastic waste in the sea…

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