Discover the new air-filtering buses in the UK

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by Marc Prats

Posted on October 8, 2018

Discover the new air-filtering buses in the UK

Could you imagine a busy city with no pollution? Go-Ahead Group has put a plan in place for city buses to start filtering the air as they drive around. Public transportation is one of the best ways to move around and one of the most environmentally healthy means of transport due to the large number of people they can carry at the same time…

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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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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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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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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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