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    Alcoholic beverages giant Diageo favors bioenergy!

    diageo-clynelish-distillery-expansionThe British multinational alcoholic beverages company Diageo, also one of the biggest of its kind in the world, has switched to more eco-friendly practices. The company has begun burning unwanted grain by-products, wood chips and other types of biomass as a substitute to expensive fuel oil and gas. A few years ago, the company had swung open the doors of a massive distillery in Roseisle, Speyside in Scotland. With no access to a gas line, Diageo instead settled for a bioenergy plant capable of generating up to 10 megawatts.

    Posted in Other Stuff on April 9, 2014
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    NYC turns its face away from plastic bags with a 10-cent fee

    plastic-bag-swanksalotSoon, New Yorkers will need to shell cash to have their groceries packed in plastic bags. The NYC City Council recently introduced a proposal to kick off a 10-cent fee on plastic bags. Simply put, shoppers at supermarkets, bodegas, drug stores and the like will need to shell out a few extra cents for a plastic bag. The move hopes to encourage citizens to begin using reusable and recyclable bags instead of plastic bags.

    Posted in Other Stuff on April 5, 2014
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    The Republic of Palau bans commercial fishing to preserve marine life

    palauThe Republic of Palau, is an island country located in the western Pacific Ocean, has decided to keep commercial fishing away to preserve its marine life. Just recently, Palau’s President Tommy Remengesau Jr. declared the nation a marine sanctuary. Simply put, all marine commercial fishing activity near the island will be banned and fishing contracts with Japan, Taiwan and several private companies will expire.

    Posted in Other Stuff on March 22, 2014
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    San Francisco plans to ban plastic packaged drinking water bottles for good

    water-bottleThe city of San Francisco has already adopted a shade of green on previous account, with its ban on plastic bags. To further prove its love for the environment, this American city is now leading the march to ban plastic water bottles too! According to S.F. Bay Guardian, San Francisco plans to begin an initiative that will wave goodbye to packaged water bottles under 21 ounces.

    Posted in Other Stuff on March 20, 2014
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    Paris adopts “alternating traffic” system based on number-plates to keep smog away

    paris-smogParis doesn’t wish to go the Beijing way. Recently, when the French government woke up to a smoggy day in Paris, it decided to take a stand against all the black smoke clouding the city, by introducing means to limit the use of cars on Parisian streets. So, Paris adopted a system called “alternating traffic”. As per this system, only vehicles with either odd or even license plate numbers to drive on alternate days! Also, the massive public-transport network was made free from March 14th, with extra trains being put into service!

    Posted in Other Stuff on March 20, 2014
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    Prince William wishes to rid the Buckingham Palace of its 1200 ivory pieces

    The poaching of defenseless wild animals for their fur, skin, horns and tusks has never really been a noble deed and the world has spoken against these acts of cruelty quite often before. To join the brigade of those against elephant poaching, Prince William recently made a strong statement that has given environmentalists much to smile about. The Prince has stated that he’d like to see the entire royal ivory collection removed from the Buckingham Palace and destroyed!

    Posted in Other Stuff on February 21, 2014
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    Beijing finally passes its first laws to pull down air pollution levels

    The city of Beijing has been having a tough time since quite a while now, as smog has enveloped the city’s atmosphere and the lungs of its inhabitants. The Chinese authorities have finally adhered to a long awaited wake-up call recently and a new law has been passed, with hopes to decrease the ever-increasing smog levels in this metropolis.

    Posted in Other Stuff on February 14, 2014
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    Here are the world’s biggest global warming offenders

    Environment lovers who have been screaming out at the world since quite some time now to reduce emissions to curb global warming haven’t been crying wolf, and the effects of mankind’s failure to adhere to more environment friendly practices are showing today. Damon Matthews of Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, recently conducted a research to point out the world’s biggest global warming offenders. As per his calculations, US, China, Russia, Brazil, India, Germany and the UK alone are responsible for 60% of the global warming!

    Posted in Other Stuff on January 20, 2014
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    NSA to use poop water to cool down its new data center

    The NSA has been taking a lot of poop talk from people lately after the world realized that this American government agency has been peeking at our emails, telephone conversations and gaming history too! However, the NSA doesn’t seem to mind all the poop and has been eager to make use of it all in a smart and eco-friendly way! According to a recent report, the new NSA data center being built at Fort Meade in Maryland will use treated wastewater to cool computers.

    Posted in Other Stuff on January 9, 2014
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    Central Park’s horse-drawn carriages to be replaced by electric cars

    The Mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio, has recently been sworn in and before pulling off the wrapping paper from his office desk, has decided to do his part nature! Blasio has decided to pull out horse-drawn carriages from doing the rounds of New York’s Central Park. The move includes these carriages being replaced with environment-friendly electric vehicles that’ll be used to drive around park visitors. The horse-drawn carriages have been around Central Park ever since this patch of green was opened in 1858 and will soon be replaced with antique-styled electric vehicles.

    Posted in Other Stuff on January 4, 2014
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