March 2, 2022

Germany Accelerates Its Clean Energy Goals After Freezing Russian Pipeline Plans

All eyes are on the brutality of Russian President Vladimir Putin's unprovoked war on the sovereign nation Ukraine. As protesters around the world call for an end to the aggression and raise donations to support the fighters on the ground, the crisis has thrown into dramatic relief the interconnectedness of Europe and Russia. Specifically, many European nations are dependent on Russian energy supplies.

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February 4, 2022

Ecuador Expands the Galápagos Marine Reserve by More Than 23,000 Square Miles

The world is full of beautiful habitats, but the Galápagos Marine Reserve is an ocean ecosystem unlike any other. These protected waters surrounding the Galápagos Islands (a territory of Ecuador) contain over 3,000 species of marine life, some of which are found nowhere else on Earth. Poaching and illegal fishing activities inside the reserve—as well as legal fishing just beyond the boundaries—threaten the creatures which call these waters home.

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November 12, 2021

15-Year-Old Inventor of Solar-Powered Ironing Cart Speaks at COP26

In India, vendors travel around with iron boxes full of hot coals which they use to iron clothes. Vinisha Umashankar noticed that six of these vendors were present in her town of Tiruvannamalai, when she was 12 years old. Concerned about the environmental effect of burning charcoal, the young lady went to work designing an innovative solution: a solar-powered ironing cart attached to a bicycle.

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