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Himachal govt approves policy to buyback plastic

In an effort to make the state litter-free, the Himachal cabinet on Tuesday approved a draft policy to buyback non-recyclable plastic waste, an official spokesperson said. Plastic would be purchased at a minimum support price of Rs 75 kg by urban local bodies (ULBs)...

UK braces for coldest winter in 30 years

The UK could be bracing for one of the coldest winters in 30 years. “This would rank the 2020 January-February central England temperature as the coldest winter since 2013 and January-February 2020 as the seventh coldest winter in the past 30 years,”...

5 whales dead after mass stranding on Maui beach

Five whales died, including four that were euthanized, after a mass stranding Thursday on a beach on the Hawaii island of Maui. Ten melon-headed whales were found stranded alive early in the morning on Sugar Beach in the coastal resort community of Kihei. ...

Brazilian indigenous speak out as Amazon fires rage

Kayapo, one of the Bau people’s leaders, helps organise a village watch group to protect the community’s lands from encroaching flames as well as illegal loggers, miners and others seeking to exploit the area. With fires spreading quickly to wide swaths of...