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In an attempt to cut down plastic waste, British cosmetic company Lush has come up with a first-of-its-kind ‘carbon-positive’ packaging which is fully biodegradable and in fact, requires trees to be planted for its use. The biodegradable cork pots the company will begin buying for its products are not only sustainable and regenerative, but also require […]

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On Tuesday, France introduced a new ‘ecotax’ that will be levied on all flights originating within the country in an attempt to combat climate crisis. The amount of tax would range from 1.50 euros ($1.70) to 18 euros ($20) and is expected to raise over 180 million euros annually, French Transport Minister Élisabeth Borne said. The raised money would then […]

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Hundreds of bus stops in the city of Utrecht, Netherlands, have undergone an eco-friendly makeover making them a perfect green sanctuary for both bees and humans. All 316 bus stops in the city now have green rooftops covered in sedum plants. Apart from looking beautiful, these green rooftops also help capture fine dust, storage of rainwater and provide cooling […]

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Pink Floyd guitarist, singer and songwriter David Gilmour recently auctioned off 126 of his guitars, raising a whopping $21.5 million in the process. The entire proceeds went to a non-profit environmental law group – ClientEarth – dedicated to the cause of fighting climate change. The items included guitars by Fender, Rickenbacker, Ovation, Gibson, C.F. Martin and Gretsch, […]

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Imperial College London and a startup called Arborea have joined hands to develop the new BioSolar Leaf system under which tiny plants, such as microalgae, diatoms, and phytoplankton, can be grown across large platforms and can be installed just like solar panels on top of various buildings and landscapes. The microscopic bits of biomass use photosynthesis to […]

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In 2022, America’s oldest environmental celebration – Arbor Day – will complete 150 years. And the Arbor Day Foundation is all set to celebrate the big milestone in a super impressive manner. The foundation, which is the world’s largest non-profit dedicated to the cause of planting more trees, aims to plant a whopping 100 million […]

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