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Largest Floating Solar Energy Farm at Sea Planned for the Netherlands

An ambitious $1.48 million project to create the world's first floating solar energy farm at sea has been unveiled for the Netherlands.
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Germany to Trial Free Public Transportation to Tackle Air Pollution

Public transportation is to be offered free of charge in some parts of Germany, to encourage people to leave their cars at home. The new initiative is a government-led effort to meet air pollution targets.
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Researchers Prove Sea Level Rise is Accelerating

A study has revealed that sea levels are actually rising at an accelerating rate – and that it could be 65 centimetres higher by 2100.
Plastic Bag Ban

Victoria’s Progressive Plastic Bag Ban Heads for Court

A Canadian city's plans to ban plastic bags this summer could be reversed after a court challenge was launched.

Pedal Power Pumps the e-bike Boom

A desire to tackle the cycle of traffic jams and pollution risks has spurred a surge in the public's rush for e-bikes.
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Cape Town Will Run Out of Water in Fewer Than 100 Days

There is a water crisis facing Cape Town, and it's so severe the city is expected to run out of water in fewer than 100 days. To manage the severe water shortage, the South African...
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China’s New Recycling Policies May Spark an International Waste Crisis

The current state of North American recycling results in much of our recyclables being shipped to China for processing. But a new policy being implemented by China is going to place much stricter controls on...
plastic bag

How Do Plastic Bags Affect Our Environment?

Whether you live in an urban megacity or rural farmland, you surely see plastic bags blowing around anytime you leave the house. Some blow across roads like post-apocalyptic tumbleweed, while others become snagged in the...
plastic waste

The Future of Plastics: Reusing the Bad and Encouraging the Good

Plastics have got themselves a bad name, mainly for two reasons: most are made from petroleum and they end up as litter in the environment. However, both of these are quite avoidable. An increased focus...
road salt melts snow

Road Salt Melts Snow, But Wreaks Havoc on Groundwater

Every winter, the United States dumps more than 20 million tons of salt on roads. That is about 13 times more salt that is used by the entire food processing agency. Salt lowers the freezing...

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