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Vatican turns off fountains to show solidarity to Romans suffering from drought

All the fountains in Vatican City have been turned off ‘for the first time in living memory’. ¬†The decision was taken by Pope Francis after surrounding city of Rome did the same with some of their iconic drinking fountains. After suffering from low rainfall for last two years, the region is reeling under a severe…
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July 25, 2017 0

Earth is on its way towards sixth mass extinction

Planet Earth is well on its way towards the sixth mass extinction, according to scientists. They believe that thousands of species of plants and animals will get extinct over the next couple of decades. The most distressing part of this news is that this “biological annihilation” is a direct consequence of human activities. These revelations…
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July 12, 2017 0

Floods kill 6 people and force 100,000 out of their houses in Japan

Japan is facing the worst kind of nature’s fury. Heavy rains lashing the southwestern part of the island nation have caused disastrous floods. The heavy rains that have been going on for the last two days led to the death of six people even as several others are untraceable.¬†Authorities have warned more than 100,000 people…
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July 7, 2017 0

A bike that absorbs pollution and releases clean air to help China deal with smog

Recent weather phenomena in China have caused worry among the environmentalists. However, a new development is likely to raise their spirits, and perhaps the smog and pollution in the Asian giant. The Smog Free Bicycles could become a common sight on the streets of Beijing in a few months’ time. The project has been taken…
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July 6, 2017 0