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Celebrating World Vegan Day by improving the health of our bodies and Earth

Come November 1, humanity will celebrate not only All Saints Day to honor the good human souls that gave more than they took, millions of people around the world will also observe World Vegan Day, in honor of a way of life that extends compassion beyond the human species and embraces all of sentient life. …

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How about a Swiss army knife-type of electric pickup? By 2023, Canoo will show us how that actually works

Canoo Inc, a company developing breakthrough purpose-built electric vehicles (EVs) with a proprietary and highly versatile platform architecture, has debuted its very own fully-electric pickup truck during the Motor Press Guild’s Virtual Media Day (VMD) in partnership with Automobility LA. The pickup truck’s production version opened for preorders in the second quarter of this year, …

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Aviation industry moves closer to adoption of zero-emission hydrogen fuel

Plug Power Inc, a leading provider of turnkey hydrogen solutions building the global green hydrogen economy, recently announced its affiliation expansion with Universal Hydrogen Co, a pioneer in hydrogen aviation. Together, the two companies will complete the hydrogen value chain for aviation. Previously, both companies announced a partnership to develop a fuel cell-based hydrogen powertrain …

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New research center to lead decarbonizing efforts for shipping industry

(Editor’s note: This article has been updated as of September 8, 2021) After making a strong commitment to reducing its global carbon emissions towards 2050, the shipping industry, led by major players, are taking the next step to develop new fuel types and technologies. Recently launched was the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon …

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As more kids become infected with Covid-19, now is the time to address vitamin D deficiency

As Covid-19 vaccines are still in short supply worldwide, and debate still rages whether children can already be safely given jabs of the experimental vaccines, time is truly of the essence; kids’ immune systems must be strengthened now in order for their own bodies to more effectively fight off any viral infections, especially in this …

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Etihad first among Gulf airlines to set net-zero emissions goals by 2050

In early 2020, Etihad Airways announced its ambitious goal of zero net emissions by 2050 and splitting its 2019 net emission levels by 2035, thus becoming the first among Gulf airlines to set such industry targets. To achieve that goal, Etihad committed to purchase carbon offsets to completely neutralize the CO2 emissions of its flagship …

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Shiela R. Castillo, a vegan climate advocate and futurist

Zeroing in on Zoonosis; preventing the next pandemic

There have been numerous issues affecting the Earth’s sustainability. Many of these problems have been caused by our lack of respect to Mother Earth. Having caused these problems, we can be part of the solutions. This pilot episode of “SustainabiliTALKS” with Shiela R. Castillo (a vegan climate advocate and futurist) at TessDrive.com discusses what zoonosis …

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Stopping stunted growth in children: DOST to tackle malnourishment in Philippines’ 8 most isolated areas

Eight geographically isolated and disadvantaged areas (GIDAs) will soon benefit from the operation of complementary food Production facilities (CFPFs). These include the Ifugao State University (IFSU) in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR); Odiongan, Romblon; Alabel, Sarangani; Sulu State College (SSC); Zamboanga del Norte; Lanao del Norte; Catanduanes; and Tawi-Tawi. The 8 GIDAs are the priority …

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‘Smartphones x personal mobility’: Xiaomi a step closer to making self-driving EVs

Xiaomi, the third-largest smartphone manufacturer in the world, has expressed its interest in entering the electric car market. In line with this business strategy, Xiaomi is reportedly planning to participate in a $231 million investment round for Black Sesame Technologies, Inc., according to anonymous sources, Bloomberg reported. Based in Shanghai, Black Sesame is a startup …

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The Science Behind Community Pantries: DOST-FNRI Survey Finds 60% Of Pinoys Food Insecure

The Pinoy “bayanihan” (camaraderie) spirit has resurfaced with the recent establishment of neighborhood community pantries around Metro Manila and other residential areas in the country. These self-run pantries rely on good Samaritans who donate foodstuff and other essential items for those in need. Operating on the supposedly self-sustaining principle of “Giving according to one’s ability, …

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