Gibraltar to end one of the world’s largest balloon releases

April 8, 2016 by  
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Every year Gibraltar releases 30,000 balloons into the sky. This National Day tradition has a devastating impact on marine creatures, as an estimated 3,000 balloons spiral down to defile the ocean . In response to pressure from environmental groups, the island is finally ending this polluting practice. Read the rest of Gibraltar to end one of the world’s largest balloon releases

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World’s first urban cargo scooter carries up to 50 lbs on the go

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There are plenty of good reasons to go without a car for short errands and trips, including exercise and a reduced carbon footprint . But there’s one big problem that holds a lot of people back: when you’re carrying a heavy load, it can be a struggle to carry it by hand. That’s why Nimble Scooters has created a line of innovative cargo push scooters, allowing everyday people to rely on cars less while doing chores, commuting to work, or shopping. The newest model, the Nimble Urban Scooter, is currently funding on IndieGoGo . Read the rest of World’s first urban cargo scooter carries up to 50 lbs on the go

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Two widely used pesticides threaten 97 percent of endangered species

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America has a pesticide problem. There are no two ways about it. Although the acreage of farmland across the country is waning, pesticide use is as prevalent as ever in agriculture, in urban settings , in public parks , and on school grounds. Bees are dying off, people are getting sick, and there is no end in sight. Now, a new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) study warns that two widely used pesticides—malathion and chlorpyrifos—are likely to cause harm to 97 percent of endangered animals and plants in the United States. Read the rest of Two widely used pesticides threaten 97 percent of endangered species

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Six semi-autonomous trucks just drove 1,300 miles across Europe

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Six semi-autonomous trucks drove together in a convoy for 1,300 miles across Europe, proving that a platoon is more efficient than a single soldier. In an experiment called the EU Truck Platooning Challenge , trucks representing six brands from five countries were linked together using WiFi to share information about their shared route and road conditions, enabling the trucks to travel in tight formation, taking advantage of their numbers to reduce wind resistance, cut fuel consumption, and even avoid traffic jams. Read the rest of Six semi-autonomous trucks just drove 1,300 miles across Europe

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