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Celebrate International Orangutan Day

August 19 marks International Orangutan Day, a day dedicated to the red-haired apes that swing gracefully through the treetops of Borneo and Sumatra. As we pay tribute to these incredible creatures, it’s essential to recognize the profound impact they have…

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Leading the Way in Waste Management: Padangtegal Village, Bali

A Shocking Contrast in Bali In December 2017, amidst the monsoon season, my family and I were embraced by Bali’s warmth and hospitality. Yet, the overwhelming sight of beaches cluttered with plastic waste dampened our experience. The majority of this…

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Amazon Deforestation: A Turnaround Story

A Significant Drop in Deforestation Government satellite data reveals a noteworthy decrease in Amazon deforestation during President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s term. During the first six months, alerts for possible deforestation covered 2,650 sq km, a sharp fall from…

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Inside the factory making ‘tri-bird’ electric trains that could revolutionize transport in Europe

Choosing to hop on public transport instead of jumping into a private car can help reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions significantly. Imagine this: 1,000 people taking a train instead of each driving their own car. Sounds good, right?…

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Happy World Population Day!

Understanding World Population Importance World Population Day, observed each year on July 11, emphasizes the increasing global population. This growth presents challenges, impacting areas such as poverty, economics, and maternal health. It’s a day of awareness, encouraging efforts towards addressing…

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TreeTote: The Tote Bag That Saves +1100 Liters of Water

Cotton tote bags have been marketed as an eco-friendly alternative to single-use plastic bags. However, the reality paints a different picture: the production of a single cotton tote bag consumes a staggering 1141 liters of water. Additionally, the production of…

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From Cattle Breeders to Conservationists: A Colombian Family’s Journey

In the heart of rural San José de Guaviare, Colombia, lies a vibrant, resurrected swathe of jungle, sprawling across 40 hectares. This luscious expanse of biodiversity is no ordinary forest; it is the La Nupana nature reserve, an animal sanctuary…

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Wind and Solar Overtake Fossil Fuels in the EU as Energy Transition hits ‘Hyperdrive’

Ember, a prominent energy think tank, projects an unprecedented collapse in the EU’s dependence on fossil fuel power this year. In a historic first, wind and solar energy generated more electricity in the EU during May than all fossil fuels…

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Montana Youth Climate Lawsuit: Fight for Justice

Introduction to the Montana Youth Climate Lawsuit In March 2020, an unprecedented legal action was initiated by a group of 21 young individuals from the diverse corners of Montana. They argued that their state’s continued reliance on fossil fuels infringes…

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Colorado ZEV Clean Truck Standards

Introduction In April 2023, Colorado emerged as a pioneer in combating greenhouse gas emissions from medium and heavy-duty vehicles (MHDVs), becoming the first state in the US to adopt a zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) standard for MHDVs. This initiative highlights the…

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