The Ocean CleanUp project is about to start

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by Marina Morg

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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America’s largest grocery store chain is saying goodbye to single-use plastic bags

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by Ruxandra Helici

Posted on August 24, 2018


America’s largest grocery store chain is saying goodbye to single-use plastic bags

Kroger, America’s largest supermarket chain, has just announced that it will be phasing out all of its single-use plastic bags in favor of reusable alternatives by 2025! Kroger operates 2,800 stores across the country, as well as their additional subsidiary stores including Harris Teeter, Fred Meyer, Fry’s, and Ralphs. Their QFC stores in the Pacific Northwest will be the first to eliminate single-use bags by their 2019 deadline, as they are already working around Seattle’s m…

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California slashes emissions to 1990s level, reaches climate goal years early

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by Ruxandra Helici

Posted on August 9, 2018


California slashes emissions to 1990s level, reaches climate goal years early

The California Air Resources Board just announced that greenhouse gas pollution in California fell below 1990 levels for the first time since emissions peaked in 2004—an achievement roughly equal to taking 12 million cars off the road or saving 6 billion gallons of gasoline a year.   “California set the toughest emissions targets in the nation, tracked progress and delivered results,” said Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr…

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At last! The dolphins of the Barcelona Zoo will be transferred to a sanctuary

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by Rosa Ruiz

Posted on August 3, 2018


At last! The dolphins of the Barcelona Zoo will be transferred to a sanctuary

This was ruled by the City Council of the Catalan city after a strong complaint from the Foundation for Advice and Action in Defense of Animals, with great support in social networks. #AdeuDelfinari - goodbye dolphinarium, in Catalan - was the campaign slogan used by the Foundation for Advice and Action in Defense of Animals (FAADA) to ensure that the 6 dolphins that were in the Barcelona Zoo were finally transferred to a sanctuary, where they will spend the rest of their lives…

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In Amsterdam they make shoes with recycled gum from the street

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by Rosa Ruiz

Posted on July 31, 2018


In Amsterdam they make shoes with recycled gum from the street

It is a very difficult and costly waste to dispose of, but Gumbudy seems to have found the solution. Chewing gums end up on the floor as often as cigarette butts. Both highly polluting, are waste of difficult and expensive elimination…

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Prepare to observe the total longer eclipse of the century Moon

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by Rosa Ruiz

Posted on July 27, 2018


Prepare to observe the total longer eclipse of the century Moon

BLOOD MOON Tonight, Friday July 27th, when the moon comes out we will see a reddish color, is what is known as "Blood Moon", because our satellite crosses the shadow cast by the Earth, resulting in a total eclipse of the Moon. It will also be the longest of the 21st century, with a duration of 103 minutes in its entirety…

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Greenpeace discovered new marine ecosystems in Antarctica

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by Rosa Ruiz

Posted on July 24, 2018


Greenpeace discovered new marine ecosystems in Antarctica

The intention of Greenpeace is to create a sanctuary of 1.8 million square kilometres, giving rise to "the largest protected area in the world".   The environmental organization Greenpeace discovered new marine ecosystems in Antarctica that are in very vulnerable conditions, so it is necessary to "protect them" according to a group of scientific specialists.   The ecosystems are found in the Antarctic Passage and the Gerlache Strait, along with the Antarctic Peninsula, and Greenpea…

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Record: installed in Chihuahua 18,990 solar panels in a day!

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by Rosa Ruiz

Posted on July 23, 2018


Record: installed in Chihuahua 18,990 solar panels in a day!

"Mexico achieved a new world record: The largest number of solar panels installed in a single day," the WEF described in the video it posted on its social networks.   He adds that "they are building one of the largest solar parks in Latin America," while exhibiting images of the Italian company Enel Green Power.   This solar park "measures what 2 thousand 200 football fields" and "will eventually have more than 2 million solar panels" that seek the sun as if they were sunflowers, t…

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Increases the population of mountain gorillas to more than 1000 specimens

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by Rosa Ruiz

Posted on July 19, 2018


Increases the population of mountain gorillas to more than 1000 specimens

This summer there has been good news about the increase in the population of mountain gorillas worldwide. The conservation efforts that are being made in Virunga, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, are giving results, getting its population has increased to exceed a thousand copies. The wild population of mountain gorillas is currently estimated at 1,004 individuals, adding that population of Virunga to that of the Bwindi National Park in Uganda…

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Recycled Park: a park made with recycled plastics in the Netherlands

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by Rosa Ruiz

Posted on July 16, 2018


 Recycled Park: a park made with recycled plastics in the Netherlands

Recycled Park The Dutch city of Rotterdam opens the first recycled park in Europe. It is a floating platform made with plastics collected from the sea water and created by the Dutch architect Ramon Knoester. "Recycled Park" is the first floating park made with recycled plastics from Europe. The idea came to the structural engineer of the company Whim Architecture several years ago, "moved by concern about the number of kilos of plastic floating in the sea and rivers"…

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