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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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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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United States Gets Caught Acting As A Middleman In Illegal Shark Fin Trade

Sharks play a vital role in marine ecosystems around the globe, but they are vulnerable to extinction because of the illegal shark fin trade. Unfortunately, while the United States is supposed to be a strong force against this illegal trade, it just got busted acting as a middleman. Millions of sharks have been killed over […]

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Sidney, Australia Is About To Run Out Of Drinking Water, Raising New Alarm Over Climate Crisis

On top of the increasing devastation of uncontrollable wildfires, Australia now faces life without water as temperatures rise and severe drought persists, particularly in the city of Sydney. Sydney, Australia is an iconic location that is home to five million people. Back in 2003, the city dealt with a drought that lasted until 2009. But […]

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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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