October 9, 2017

Colosseum’s Highest Levels Are Open to the Public for the First Time in Over 40 Years

Rome's Colosseum, historic home to gladiator battles and the symbol of the ancient Roman Empire, will now have all levels open to the public. Built up five levels, the amphitheater—built between 70 and 80 AD—once held 50,000 to 80,000 spectators who cheered on as battles took place on the circular floor. Though the Colosseum is one of Rome's top tourist attractions, many areas have remained closed to the public for safety reasons.

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August 8, 2017

Costa Rica Pledges to Ban All Single-Use Plastics by 2021 in Bold Stance Against Pollution

Costa Rica is taking a firm stance against plastic pollution. Already known for its incredible work in reversing deforestation in the country, they are now tackling the issue of single-use plastic and the waste it causes. In fact, by 2021 Costa Rica has pledged to ban all single-use plastics. While everywhere from New Dehli to California has passed legislation banning plastic bags and disposables, the Costa Rica pledge is quite ambitious.

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