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Added 8 July, 2019

Costa Rica, home to six percent of the world’s biodiversity, is leading the way in the race to slow global warming as it aims to be the world’s first single-use plastic and carbon-free country by 2021. The country now has a National Strategy to replace single-use plastics with biodegradable alternatives. This plastic ban follows the country’s...

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Added 5 July, 2019

A new flu vaccine designed by artificial intelligence has gone on trial in the United States in what researchers are claiming is a world first. Scientists at Flinders University in Australia have developed what they describe as a “turbo-charged” flu vaccine with an extra component that stimulates the human immune system to make more antibodies...

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Added 30 June, 2019

Whether you’re a wellness traveler seeking a luxury experience — such as a celebrity-hosted summit or an exclusive spa getaway — or seeking the ultimate eco-adventure, worry not: There’s now a trip for you. More affluent travelers are looking to spend their cash on trips centered around their physical and mental well-being, like high-end...

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Added 22 June, 2019

Jakarta, Indonesia is trialling electric buses on some routes as part of a strategy to make the city more eco-friendly. With almost 200 million passengers a year, the Indonesian capital has the world’s largest public bus system – as well as some of the world’s worst traffic congestion and air pollution. To meet demand, the Transjakarta Bus...

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Added 28 May, 2019

Step one: Buy trendy yoga leggings. Step two: Get the body to wear them. Usually, being able to pull-off form-fitting sportswear is the reward for hard work in the gym, but according to a new report by the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, many fitness fashionistas are attempting to skip the sweat — with liposuction. Chic...

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Added 27 May, 2019

Probiotic foods said to be good for microbiome health have become a multi-billion dollar industry. Now the beauty industry is getting in on the game, producing products that are supposedly good for your gut. One example is from a company called Mother Dirt, which recently launched products they say are uniquely formulated with biome-friendly...

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Added 26 May, 2019

Walmart wants in on the $70 billion-a-year pet industry. That means you’ll soon be able to pick up a party pack of Tostitos, a flat-screen TV, hand towels, and get your dog de-wormed while you shop at the world’s biggest retailer. The megastore announced plans to open 100 veterinary clinics in its stores within the next 12 months, adding to the...

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Added 23 May, 2019

While many governments around the world are debating the merits of banning plastic bags, pressure on corporations to take action against single-use plastic is rising. Leading the charge is Whole Foods in the USA, which announced that it will no longer distribute plastic straws to customers. The company also said that it would work to reduce the...

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Added 14 May, 2019

Britain is pressing ahead with the world's first plastic tax. It will hit plastic manufacturers that fail to include 30 per cent recycled content. It will also provide a huge boost to the recycling industry by massively increasing demand for recycled plastic. Treasury Secretary Robert Jenrick said: 'Every single day we're all polluting the...

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Added 10 May, 2019

Anxiety and depression are inherently tricky conditions to diagnose, with clinicians turning to exams and questionnaires to make their assessments. For this reason, the search is on for clearer, more straightforward ways to identify the conditions, and scientists at the University of Vermont believe they have unearthed another with the help of...