Donation Allows for 11 Million Acres of New National Parks
Posted on : 08-09-2017 By : Samantha Pointer
There are few pure and natural areas in the world that are safe from the destruction that comes from industrialization, and those locations are known as national parks. These parks, protected by their respective governments, are safe havens for the adventurous and curious spirits who love the outdoors. Home to millions of different animal species, and recreational tourists, the parks are a treasure to behold. Thanks to a very generous donation from the Thompkins Foundation, there are now 11 million more acres of these paradises. This foundation was started by…
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Plastic Recycled for Road Construction in India
Posted on : 08-08-2017 By : Samantha Pointer
The government of Tamil Nadu, a southern state in India, has been working on ways to recycle plastic. For the past five years, they have been using it in road construction. So far, over 1600 tons of plastic have been used on 643 miles of roads. Plastic is a major problem; 300 million tons of it are produced every year, and only about 22 percent of it gets recycled. Plastic does not biodegrade, so it lingers on as a pollutant. Every year, about 8.8 million tons of plastic end up…
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Garth Brooks Offers to Pay for Young Couple’s Honeymoon
Posted on : 08-07-2017 By : Samantha Pointer
When someone gets engaged, it's a special time. That's why months of preparation go into planning the whole thing. Typically, it's up to the man in the relationship to decide on the ring, the when, and the where of the proposal. It's stressful. A romantic place needs to be picked, the time needs to be right, and the right people need to be notified. There is one man in Oklahoma City who nailed the perfect proposal. That's because he did it during a Garth Brooks concert and something wonderful happened…
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India Railways Unveils Train with Solar-Powered Coaches
Posted on : 08-06-2017 By : Samantha Pointer
On July 14, Indian Railways introduced its first train with rooftop solar panels, the beginning of a series of projects to move away from diesel and towards solar power. Indian Railways hopes to produce approximately 1,000 megawatts of solar power by 2020. That will both cut into the railway’s fuel bill and help the Indian government work towards its own goal of producing 175 gigawatts or 175,000 megawatts by 2022. India’s trains are currently wholly powered by diesel; in 2014, the trains in the Indian Railways used 2.6 billion liters…
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Community Helps Boy With Spina Bifida Live a Happy Life in Nature
Posted on : 08-05-2017 By : Samantha Pointer
Lane Sutton is just like your typical 13-year-old. He loves the great outdoors and is happy to spend his time hunting, fishing, and spending time in nature. Unfortunately, unlike normal 13-year-olds, these activities are all a little bit trickier for Lane. That's because Lane has Spina Bifida which makes it difficult for him to move around as freely as he would like. All his life, Lane has been using a four-wheel drive wheelchair but it's not the easiest to navigate in nature. According to Reddit, Lane's life is changing for…
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