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Kerala Is Using Plastic to Pave Roads, Israeli and Palestinian Youth Strike Together, Reforestation in Ethiopia

The south Indian state of Kerala has used 9,700 tonnes of non-recyclable, shredded plastic waste to pave 246 km of roads; more than 500 Palestinian and Israeli students put aside their political differences in order to protest climate change inaction; Ethiopia launches ambitious reforestation project seeking to reduce the adverse impacts of climate change.

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Air Conditioners Could Stop Climate Change, Replacing Plastic Bottles with Seaweed Pouches, Fighting Food Waste

A new study suggests air conditioners could be used to remove carbon from the air instead of putting it in; London Marathon replaced hundreds of thousands of plastic bottles with edible seaweed water pouches; every Sunday, a restaurant in Toronto is lowering menu prices in order to sell out of perishable food.    

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Australia to Plant One Billion Trees and Fight Climate Change, Depaving Cities, EVs Provide Emergency Power

Australia’s National Forest Industries Plan will help Australia meet its Paris climate agreement targets by planting one billion trees; removing asphalt from public spaces allows urban dwellers to reconnect with nature, reducing flooding and improving health; and affected by tsunamis, typhoons, and earthquakes, Japan is turning to carmakers such as Nissan and Mitsubishi to show how their electric vehicles can power homes in cases of emergency.

Ending Commercial Fishing in the Arctic

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Ending Commercial Fishing in the Arctic, Bangladesh’s Floating Schools, Leadership Training for Muslim Women

Nine jurisdictions, including the U.S., the E.U. and Russia have agreed to stop commercial fishing in the Arctic for the next sixteen years; despite global warming-induced flooding, floating schools are bringing education to one of Bangladesh’s poorest locations; and the Muslim Council of Britain is training women to become leaders in mosques and communities.