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Solar-Powered Device Turns Salt Water Into Drinking Water For Thousands In Kenya

One of the greatest challenges in many parts of the world is providing clean drinking water for people. For millions, a lack of water can literally be the difference between life and death. A possible solution to the problem is turning seawater into drinking water, but the cost of doing so is usually exorbitant and […]

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Activists Bring Urban Farming To One Of The Most Deprived Cities In The United States

Where an illegal dumping ground once stood, there is now an eight-acre agricultural site filled with greenhouses, fish ponds, and a composting facility. Looking around, you might be surprised to learn that you’re in downtown Cleveland, one of the most economically deprived cities in the United States. But thanks to the constant efforts of community […]

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France Becomes First Country To Ban All Single-Use Plastic Cutlery, Plates, And Cups

France has become the first country in the world to ban plastic cutlery, plates, and cups with the passage of a law that takes effect in 2020. Exceptions will be made for any items made of compostable or biosourced materials, according to the Washington Post: “The new law is a part of the country’s Energy […]

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Weak Air Pollution Rules Have Led To Tens Of Thousands Of Deaths In The United States

A new study suggests that insufficient rules regarding air pollution have led to the deaths of tens of thousands of people in the United States, according to The Guardian: “US air pollution rules could be hugely insufficient in preventing deaths, experts are concluding from a new study of the likely causes of death of 4.5 […]

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California Won’t Buy From Car Companies On The ‘Wrong Side’ Of History

The state of California has a powerful message for automakers who support the lowering of fuel efficiency standards for cars sold in their state: No more state contracts for you. Cal Matters reports that Governor Gavin Newsom made it clear companies that make vehicles that don’t meet the higher fuel efficiency standards the state has […]

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New York City Public Schools Ban All Processed Meat

While most children love hot dogs and bologna sandwiches, they won’t be getting them if they attend public schools in New York City, Tree Hugger reports: “New York City council is taking students’ health seriously. Earlier this year, mayor Bill de Blasio announced the introduction of Meatless Mondays, when all meals served in 1,700 schools […]

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France Says All New Rooftops Must Be Covered In Plants Or Solar Power Panels

A law approved recently in France makes it mandatory that new buildings built in commercial zones be partially covered in either plants or solar power panels, the Guardian reports: “The law approved by parliament was more limited in scope than initial calls by French environmental activists to make green roofs that cover the entire surface […]

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