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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)...

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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," scientists said....

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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. ...

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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 indigenous...

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Everest region bans single-use plastic

Single-use plastics have been banned in the Everest region to reduce the amounts of waste left by mountaineers. The new ban in Khumbu Pasang Lhamu rural municipality, home to Mount Everest, covers all plastic of less than 30 microns in thickness as well as drinks in...

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UK supermarkets join nude-food revolution

British supermarkets are starting to go “nude". Big brand shops have begun taking steps to strip their shelves of plastic wrapping over concerns about saving the oceans from waste. “Nude zones” and “Food in the Nude” campaigns are already being rolled out in places...

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The gentle Giraffe is facing a silent extinction

Populations of the world’s tallest mammals, the Giraffe are quietly, yet sharply, in decline. Giraffe numbers across Africa fell 40% between 1985 and 2015, to just under 1,00,000 animals, according to the best figures available to the International Union for...

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