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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...

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Added 10 May, 2019

McDonald's is inching closer to getting fully on board the meatless burger bandwagon with a new version in one of its biggest international markets. The burger chain is now selling a vegan burger, the Big Vegan TS, in Germany, one of its five leading international markets. Nestle is making the meatless patty for McDonald's. The plant-based...

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Added 18 April, 2019

London became the first city in the world to implement an Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ), which forces vehicles inside the area to meet emission standards or face a charge. The zone is presented as a move to reduce toxic air pollution and protect public health. ULEZ is seen by London’s mayor as the “world’s toughest vehicle emission standard,”...

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Added 26 March, 2019

The world's first hybrid powered cruise ship just got one step closer to launching on her maiden voyage. Hurtigruten 's MS Roald Amundsen, expected to make her debut in spring, successfully completed her first sea trials. The expedition ship, which uses green technology such as battery packs and a specially designed ice-strengthened hull, took...