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70-year-old grandmother cleans 52 beaches in one year
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70-year-old grandmother cleans 52 beaches in one year

This 72-year-old English grandmother set a goal for herself this past New Year: clean up one beach a week. In one year, it has already cleaned up all the rubbish from 52 British beaches. Week after week she fulfilled her task by the clock, ensuring that her country has fifty cleaner beaches. Pat Smith is already an older adult, but that has not been an obstacle for her to spend the whole year on some of the most popular beaches off the British coast.

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The Arctic would lose all its summer sea ice in 30 years

A study of Arctic ice indicates that the reduction in ice floes was three times greater in summer 2018 than 40 years ago, melting at a rate of 12.8 every decade. This acceleration of the thaw is attributed to climatic phenomena such as El Niño that are perceived in tropical areas.
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Recipes with Kale to eat more delicious

Kale has already established itself as one of the most nutritious super vegetables. But if you still don't know how to prepare it or need more ideas, here are some recipes: Kale salad and roasted chickpeasIngredients (for 6 people) -For roasted chickpeas: 420 g of boiled chickpeas, 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil, 1 / 2 teaspoon of salt and 1 teaspoon of garlic powder.
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The right to seeds as a condition for food sovereignty

The pandemic and quarantine put the supply, availability, price and quality of food at the center of concern. This connects us with our entire agri-food system, at the origin of which are the seeds on which everything else depends. They are the first link in any agri-food chain.
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Weaving networks of experiences in health and agroecology

We started the registry of experiences in Health and Agroecology, a collective and decentralized mapping process, organized from the Agroecology Network (AeR) platform with the aim of increasing visibility and strengthening initiatives in Brazil and Latin America, strengthening the performance articulated by different thematic networks that act in the field of health and agroecology.
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Artist "revives" a 110-year-old tree in a small community library

This is perhaps the smallest and most original library ever seen, open 24 hours a day and free to use. American artist Sharalee Armitage Howard loves books. So when her family had to cut down the tree that was on the side of her house because he was sick, she decided to give new life to what was left of the centennial trunk and create a free community library.
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The movement of giant Iceberg A-68 seen from space

The colossus iceberg that broke away from Antarctica's Larsen C Ice Shelf on July 12, 2017, is found three years later in the open waters of the South Atlantic, near the South Orkney Islands, about 1,050 km from its place. of birth. In its journey it lost some pieces of ice, but it remains almost the same size.
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China negotiates with Argentina the installation of industrial pig farms: more deforestation, more soybeans, more pesticides, more risk of pandemics

Argentina is negotiating an agreement with China whereby we would go from producing 6/7 million pigs per year to 100 million. The news, which is celebrated by agribusiness and different political sectors, could turn into a disaster of unimaginable proportions for us; similar to what was the incorporation of transgenic soybeans that turned the field into an open-air experiment where 1400 percent more poisons are thrown than 25 years ago, to the forests in increasingly reduced versions of themselves, and to our feeding in the land of the underdog.
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The chagra, the millenary work for the fertility of the Amazon

Men and women share powers to live in communion. He was given coca and tobacco where knowledge rests, and she was given the seed of the chagra for the fertility of life and food. This has been the principle that is transmitted through orality to the new generations of indigenous peoples, from the origin and settlement in their territories.
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The South Pole is heating up fast. Very fast

The planet is heating up. We knew that. It is heating up much faster near the poles. We also knew that. However, how fast that warming has been remains a surprise: The Arctic has warmed 0.75 degrees Celsius in the last decade alone, which is a much faster rate than the global average, according to a recent study.
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Scientists demand that the climate be treated as a crisis

Greta Thunberg and some of the world's leading climate scientists have written to EU leaders demanding that they act immediately to avoid the worst impacts of the unfolding climate and ecological emergency. The letter, which is sent ahead of a Council meeting European as of Friday, says that the Covid-19 pandemic has shown that most leaders can act quickly and decisively, but that the politicians' response to the climate crisis had disappeared just as urgently.
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Greta Thunberg wins millionaire prize and donates it to environmental organizations

Swedish activist Greta Thunberg announced on her Twitter, Monday, that she would donate 1 million euros to groups that face climate change and defend nature. Greta won the money because she was chosen, among 136 nominees from 46 countries, to win the award, launched by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, a Portuguese philanthropic organization, with the aim of recognizing the work of individuals and groups around the world whose contributions to climate change mitigation and adaptation stand out for innovation and impact.
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An endangered plant blooms nine years after planting

Its name is Cynara tournefortii, a species included in the Red List of the Spanish Vascular Flora and that is part of a group of five threatened plants with which the Royal Botanical Garden of the CSIC has been investigating. The last time this endemism was rediscovered in the field was in the province of Seville in 2016.
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Jaguars face a serious threat: Chinese medicine

If you want to know why jaguars are disappearing from the wild in the Americas, you must look further for an answer. China, to be more precise: Iconic big cats are being killed for their fangs and other body parts so they can be used in traditional Chinese medicine, conservationists say.
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The North Atlantic right whale, one step away from extinction

The Red List of the International Union for Conservation of Nature changes the status of the right whale “critically endangered”, the last stop before extinction. With its population still struggling to recover from more than three centuries of hunting, the North Atlantic right whale is now "one step away from extinction," according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
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Alarm for record temperature of 38 ° C in the Arctic

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has verified a new temperature record of 38 ° C north of the Arctic Circle. The reported value was recorded on June 20 in the Russian town of Verkhoyansk, in the context of a prolonged Siberian heat wave and an increase in forest fires.
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