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Samsung has announced that it will finally recycle millions of Galaxy Note 7 smartphones that were recalled after some of them exploded due to faulty batteries. The company will refurbish non-problematic components of the Galaxy Note 7, such as the camera and alarms, so they can be used and resold in future phones. For components that […]

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Draft regulations from the European commission have revealed that the world’s most widely used insecticides would be banned from all fields across Europe. Bees and other pollinators are vital for many food crops but have been declining for decades due to habitat loss, disease and pesticide use. The insecticides, called neonicotinoids, have been in use for […]

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The world’s first zero-emissions train just completed its successful maiden run in Germany. The train is hydrogen-powered, which means it runs on just steam and condensed water. The Coradia iLint is the world’s only fuel cell passenger train, according to its French makers Alstom, who design environmentally-friendly rail solutions. The passenger-free trial run was completed on […]

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TerraCycle, the company that launched world’s first recyclable shampoo bottle for P&G, now plans to collect around 1000 tons of beach plastic waste globally for recycling purposes. The company has already collected 15 tons of beach plastic in Europe and plans to expand collection efforts to North America and Asia. Brett Stevens, Vice President of material […]

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Despite the government’s repeated efforts to keep air pollution in check, the capital city of China is still grappling with one of the worst pollution levels in the world. Now, officials in Hebei Province, which surrounds Beijing, have decided to create what they call a “Green Necklace” of trees in hopes of clearing the air. […]

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Toyota plans to achieve its environmental targets and reduce carbon emissions drastically by increasing the sale of its fuel-celled vehicles. Toyota Mirai is one such car from the automaker whose sole emission is water vapor. The company has come up with a unique plan to market this zero-emissions car– by installing eco-friendly billboards that literally […]

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Researchers have discovered thousands of huge gas bubbles under the ground in Siberia which have formed by methane released by melting permafrost. Last year, researchers in Siberia’s remote Bely Island made the bizarre discovery that the ground had started bubbling in certain places and was squishy under the locals’ feet like jelly. At the time, just 15 […]

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US food giant Kraft Heinz has set new corporate sustainability targets along with a promise to publish its first CSR report this year. The company is preparing to invest up to $200 million in the new strategy, which features: Targets to cut its carbon emissions and water use, Source 100% sustainable palm oil, and Donate one […]

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