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Greta gets her own stamps!

Not many would get to celebrate their 18th birthday the way Greta Thunberg is doing. The climate activist, who turned 18th on January 3, was honoured with her own set of stamps in her country. She has been featured in the Swedish postage stamp, in recognition of her work to “preserve Sweden’s unique nature for […]

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Adidas to make vegan shoes!

You must have come across many people who have turned vegan — eating only plant-based food. But now a shoe company is all ready to manufacture vegan shoes too. Adidas has announced it’s launching a line of sneakers made from mushroom-based leather. As part of a 2021 sustainability initiative, the new Stan Smiths will be […]

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This man turned on a new leaf, literally!

Something which started as a hobby has turned into a passion for a man in Kazakhstan. And now that hobby is taking him places, at least in the art world.  Kanat Nurtazin has been turning nature into art with his intricate leaf cuttings which feature anything from ballerinas to flamingos to Harry Potter. The 29-year-old […]

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India gets its first plastic road!

We all know the bane of plastic and its use. How it takes hundreds of years for it to destroy completely. But there are a few brilliant minds who are coming up with ways to fight this nuisance, and use it to our benefit too. For the first time in India, a road would be […]

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Fancy a ‘green’ plate?

We all know plastic is a curse, we shouldn’t use it but sometimes in absence of a substitute, it becomes imperative. For example, travelling disposable cups, plates and spoons. But now there’s an alternative.  Scientists have designed a set of “green” tableware made from sugarcane waste and bamboo that could serve as a potential alternative […]

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Not just skyscrapers, Mumbai’s wildlife too is on the map

The first thing that comes to mind when you describe Mumbai is its buildings. The concrete jungle filled with hundreds of skyscrapers leaves little place for imagining a life of flora and fauna. But that’s not true. Mumbai is also home to several birds and animals. Mostly because of its coastal areas and many lakes.  […]

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Now you can visit this 129-year-old tunnel in Pakistan

Sometimes you can find treasure in the trash. That’s what happened in Pakistan when people were digging a pit for some plantation in Ayubia National Park. A 100-year-old British-era tunnel was found from a trash mound.  The historic ’Moto Tunnel’ was built 1891 and would still have been buried in a garbage dump and neglect […]

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Coral reef taller than a skyscraper found in Australia

A new, and enormous, coral reef has been found at the northern tip of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, the first such discovery in 120 years, scientists say. Like an underwater mountain, the unnamed reef is about 1.5km long, 500m (1,640ft) high, the reef is taller than New York’s Empire State Building and the Petronas Twin […]

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Eight Indian beaches get Blue Flag Certification

In a first, eight Indian beaches have been awarded Blue Flag Certification by an eminent international jury. The government has hailed it as a big moment for environmentalists and the Swachh Bharat programme.  What does it mean? The eight beaches selected for the certification are Kappad (Kerala), Shivrajpur (Gujarat), Ghoghla (Diu), Kasarkod and Padubidri (Karnataka), […]

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How is the Mauritius oil spill threatening sea life

A small island nation of Mauritius had to declare an emergency because its beaches and related sea life was in danger.  What happened On July 25, a Japanese ship named M V Wakashio struck a coral reef resulting in an oil spill of over 1,000 tonnes into the Indian Ocean. The ship was carrying an […]