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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British Environment Secretary Launches New Waste Strategy

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by Elaa Abdeltawab

Posted on February 28, 2019


British Environment Secretary Launches New Waste Strategy

The British Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Michael Gove published the policy paper Resources and waste strategy for England in December last year. Gove’s aim is to completely modify the waste system and reduce plastic packaging. Tax for the use of plastics The manufacturers of plastic packaging are at risk of paying the full costs of the waste of the plastic packaging they produce. Moreover, the government will support households to recycle their waste…

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A Multinational Company Cleans The Thames River In London

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by Elaa Abdeltawab

Posted on February 27, 2019


A Multinational Company Cleans The Thames River In London

The world's biggest furniture retail company launches boats to clean the polluted rivers in London. The Swedish furniture retail company's latest innovation is called 'The Good Ship'. These boats clean the polluted waters in the south of London from plastic and other rubbish. The Good Ship’s design and functions were inspired by the SMÅKRYP, a toy boat for bathtubs. The boats are around 30 meters and 70 kilograms each…

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Italy Bans Plastic Cotton Buds

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by Elaa Abdeltawab

Posted on February 19, 2019


Italy Bans Plastic Cotton Buds

Italy is the first country in the world to introduce a ban on plastic cotton buds. Italy implemented this policy after the shocking results of a recent study by Environmental Association Legambiente in which was found that more than 9% of the waste on the Italian beaches consists of cotton swabs…

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Ozone Layer Is Recovering

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by Elaa Abdeltawab

Posted on February 11, 2019


Ozone Layer Is Recovering

A newly published report by the United Nations, the European Union, and NASA predicts the upper ozone layer above the Northern Hemisphere to be fully recovered by 2030 and the hole in the ozone layer above the South Pole to be completely disappeared by the year 2060. Last century, news about a hole in the ozone layer shocked the world in the early 1980s. Following this global environmental problem, the Montreal Protocol was introduced…

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Estonia: the free public transport country

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by Elaa Abdeltawab

Posted on February 8, 2019


Estonia: the free public transport country

Tallinn was the first European city to offer free public transport services for all citizens in 2013. More regions in Estonia established the idea over the years. Nearly all regions in Estonia offer free public transport at the moment. This was decided to solve several problems: to stop the big numbers of people moving into the big cities and to reduce pollution. Eleven out of the fifteen Estonian regions became part of the plan…

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1.5 Million Volunteers Break The Guinness World Record By Planting 66 Million Trees

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by Elaa Abdeltawab

Posted on February 4, 2019


1.5 Million Volunteers Break The Guinness World Record By Planting 66 Million Trees

In an attempt to raise awareness to India's plan 'Make India Green Again', 1.5 million volunteers spent 12 hours along the Narmada river in the Indian state 'Madhya Pradesh' planting trees…

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