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28 MayA Simple Way to Improve a Billion Lives: Eyeglasses

So far, the group’s own fund-raising has yielded only a few million dollars, according to its organizers. It has enlisted Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the former Liberian president, Elaine L. Chao, the transportation secretary for the United States and Paul Polman, the chief executive of Unilever, among others, in an attempt to catapult the issue onto […]

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28 MayA 6th-grade teacher wrote ‘Invite me to your Harvard graduation!’ — 21 years later, the student did just that

A sixth-grade teacher from Yuma, Arizona, Toensing made a strong impact on one of her students 21 years ago. At the end of the school year in 1997, Mrs. Toensing, wrote a note on the student’s report card: “It has been a joy to have you in class. Keep up the good work! Invite me […]

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28 MayCA fish market owner buys 70-pound octopus, sets it free [Morro Bay]

Giovanni’s Fish Market in Morro Bay makes money by selling seafood, but its owner made news this month when he bought a live 70-pound octopus – only to set it free.Giovanni Degarimore told The Tribune of San Luis Obispo that he had a change of heart about selling or consuming octopus after learning about their […]

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28 MayAt a demonstration of far-right German Party AfD in Berlin, 5 times more protesters against the AfD than supporters of it show up and celebrate “Bass instead of Hate” (Bass anstatt Hass).

BERLIN (Reuters) – Some 5,000 supporters of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) marched through Berlin on Sunday, but they were heavily outnumbered by anti-AfD demonstrations, including one from the city’s club scene which blasted techno music across the capital. People stage a protest against Anti-immigration party Alternative for Germany (AfD) in Berlin, Germany May […]

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28 MayBuilt from 15,500 tyres and 420 tons of trash – how this school is bringing a greener planet to every class.

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28 MayThe women building an empire out of waste in the Gambia

Waste, an inevitable and integral part of our daily life, is also inevitably a grave danger to our very existence, by way of health risks. Most of West Africa has experienced a decent GDP growth in the past five years. In Gambia for example, the average GDP growth since 2012 is 3.58%, according to World […]

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28 MayThis airport that runs completely on solar power , grows vegetables in between the panels

KOCHI: The solar energy project of the Cochin International Airport Ltd (CIAL) is likely to receive the official recognition of the United Nations. The proposal for giving official recognition of the project is under the consideration of UN, Erik Solheim, head of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) said on Saturday. Speaking to reporters after visiting […]

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28 MayMeet the ‘hero rats’ clearing Cambodia’s landmines: It takes humans with metal detectors three to four days to clear explosives from a tennis court-sized area, but for APOPO’s “hero rats”, it’s just 30 minutes.

The sun is barely up when Thoeun Theap pulls into a clearing in the thick Cambodian bush with a giant African rat on the seat beside him. In a few minutes the two will be out there beyond the treeline, scouring the earth for the remnants of a war Mr Theap fled almost 40 years […]

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28 MaySome bees have set up home in one of Manchester’s trees of hope.

A colony of honey bees has set up home in one of Manchester’s Trees of Hope. In a poignant symbol following the anniversary of the Arena bombing, a swarm has descended on one of the trees close to the National Football Museum. To protect the bees, and the public, the maple has had to be […]

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28 MayEighty years after they were hunted to extinction, the successful reintroduction of a herd of wild European bison on to the dunes of the Dutch coast is paving the way for their return across the continent.

Eighty years after they were hunted to extinction, the successful reintroduction of a herd of wild European bison on to the dunes of the Dutch coast is paving the way for their return across the continent. The largest land-living animal in Europe was last seen in the Netherlands centuries ago, and was wiped out on […]

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