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The latest news and updates in the vegan and plant-based world (June 2022)

Here’s what’s been happening for the vegan and plant-based advocacies around the world last June. All features have been sourced from vegnews.com and plantbasednews.org. Visit their sites for the full stories, and to be updated on more news that’ll bring us to an even better world. On June 2, vegnews.com featured the Care Bears—iconic characters that became plush toys and …

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Initial studies on use of 100% sustainable aviation fuels in commercial jets underway

A team of aerospace specialists launched the world’s first in-flight emissions study using 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) on a wide-body commercial passenger aircraft. Teaming up with German research center DLR, Rolls-Royce, and SAF producer Neste, Airbus has started the pioneering Emission and Climate Impact of Alternative Fuels (Eclif3) project, looking into the effects of …

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100 kms in 5 minutes: Hyundai Ioniq 5 EV crossover’s fast charging obliterates range anxiety

With the recent rollout of its latest full-electric crossover the Ioniq 5 built upon its new E-GMP (Electric Global Modular Platform), Hyundai pushes EV technology into a new era of safe, efficient, and high-performing mobility experience. The Ioniq 5 has also apparently broken the barrier that has kept many motorists from trying out EVs: The …

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Volvo makes bold electromobility statement with its VNR electric truck

Electric pickups and crossovers are not the only evolution paving its way to the mainstream market lately. Earlier this year, Volvo Trucks North America had announced the commercial introduction and start of sales of its zero-tailpipe emission, battery-electric vehicle to the North American market. The Class 8 Volvo VNR Electric truck model has begun production. …

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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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The future of zero-emissions maritime transport may lie in Northern Ireland

In a move bolstering the global maritime sector’s assertiveness of its environmental drives, a Belfast Maritime Consortium led by Artemis Technologies recently won a £33-million UK Government innovation grant to develop zero-emission ferries in the city that will revolutionize the future of maritime transport. With further investment from consortium partners, the total project investment will …

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EcoPulse, a French-designed hybrid-electric aircraft

French-designed hybrid-electric aircraft takes a step closer to flight

The world may see a French-designed hybrid-electric aircraft take to the skies as early as 2022. The EcoPulse, a distributed propulsion hybrid aircraft demonstrator currently being developed by Daher, Safran, and Airbus with France’s Corac civil aviation research council, has just recently successfully passed its “preliminary design review” (PDR) as a first critical step toward …

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This ‘library’ preserves priceless wood samples via digitization

Treasures come in many forms and sizes. For the DOST-Forest Products Research and Development Institute (DOST-FPRDI), this “treasure” may be an assortment of wood blocks that for many years have been contributing to archaeology, the wood-using industries, and the country’s anti-illegal logging campaign. The oldest of these blocks is 117 years old. DOST-FPRDI’s Herbarium and …

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Electric scooters thrived during lockdowns; here’s why they’ll be a bigger hit in the ‘new normal’

Among the sectors hardest hit in the Philippines during the height of the strict community quarantines brought about by the global Covid-19 pandemic was the transportation industry. Mass transport systems shut down, and entire fleets of public utility vehicles were prohibited from plying their routes in order to prevent the spread of the deadly virus. …

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This immune-boosting tea can help arm your body against viral attack

Beyond doubt, humanity is in a global war with an unseen enemy, a virus called CoViD-19 that indiscriminately targets anyone exposed to it. As of latest count, nearly 30 million individuals worldwide have tested positive, with nearly a million dying as a result. Governments and health experts have constantly urged the public to strictly practice …

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