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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Birthday Cards Pour in for 11-year-old with Autism
Posted on : 08-04-2017 By : Samantha Pointer
The beautiful thing about children is that they really don't want much when it comes to their birthdays. At most, they'll want a party, friends to show up, some cake and ice cream, and maybe a few friends. Throw that all into the equation and you've got one happy 11-year-old! Unfortunately, the exact opposite happened for an 11-year-old Australian boy who has autism. His parents planned a Birthday party for him and no one showed up. The 11-year-old was heartbroken and his parents quickly thought of a way to make…
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