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Cleaning Up Space Waste, Gecko Style

At least 20,000 pieces of space debris larger than a softball are orbiting Planet Earth. (Image courtesy NASA) Public domain

At this moment, there are more than 20,000 pieces of debris larger than a softball are orbiting the Earth, traveling at speeds of 17,500 mph, fast enough to damage a spacecraft. Scientists have now designed a way to grab them based on the way geckos climb walls.

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A Sixth Scenario for Europe: The NGO Vision

BrusselsForest

Non-governmental organizations across the European Union have just issued their alternative vision for the future of the EU, as the bloc moves forward without Britain, as a group of 27, rather than 28 member states.

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Edible Food Packaging Takes the Cake

Edible Food Packaging Takes the Cake

As all grocery shoppers know, many meats, breads, cheeses, cakes and cookies come wrapped in plastic to prevent spoilage. But plastic films are not great at keeping foods fresh, and some plastics can leach harmful compounds into the food they’re supposed to protect.

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Women Worldwide Reap Crowdfunding Benefits

CahnKaren

Crowdfunding has been growing exponentially, with over $2 billion raised in the United States in 2015 alone. Now, women-led crowdfunding projects are enjoying success through this new path that allows them to realize their dreams.

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Going Circular By Design

Going Circular By Design

“Circular material use and smart products design hold a promise of substantially reducing the environmental burden of production and consumption, but it requires fundamental shifts in our resource use patterns,” finds a new report launched at the World Circular Economy Forum 2017 in Helsinki.

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Oceans Inspire Global Call to Action

PrincessVictoriaSweden

Ending the United Nations’ inaugural Ocean Conference on a wave of enthusiastic determination, the 193 UN Member States Friday agreed on a Call to Action listing specific measures to restore health to Earth’s degraded oceans by 2030.

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China Leads the New Clean Energy Reality

ChinaWindTurbines

Now that President Donald Trump has announced that he will exit the Paris Agreement on climate, the world’s major emerging economies, including China and India, are replacing the United States at the center stage of the clean energy transition.

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Mayday: All Hands on Deck for Oceans

Mayday- All Hands on Deck for Oceans

“We are here on behalf of humanity to restore sustainability, balance and respect to our relationship with our primal mother, the source of life, the ocean,” President of the UN General Assembly Peter Thomson of Fiji declared on opening day of the inaugural UN Oceans Conference.

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Jordan Cycles Into Business Adventures

Jordan Cycles Into Business Adventures

Malia Asfour, Jordan Tourism Board director for North America, has inspired travel professionals from across the United States to help rural communities in Jordan by donating used bicycles, building bike shops and supporting tour guide training.

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