An Artist Sculpts 500 Santa Clauses From Beach Sand To Raise Awareness About Climate Change

Read more: An Artist Sculpts 500 Santa Clauses From Beach Sand To Raise Awareness About Climate ChangeWithout timely efforts to adapt to sea level rise brought on by climate change, our beloved beaches could virtually disappear, leaving a ragged and dangerous coastline in its wake. That’s a future sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik never wants to see.

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3 million euros for the recovery of useful substances from urine

Read more: 3 million euros for the recovery of useful substances from urineThe European Union has allocated nearly three million euros for a study on the possibility of recovery of nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphate found in urine. “ValuefromUrine” is a project developed for the European Commission by seven universities and research institutes in five countries: the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Portugal, the UK and Spain.

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Will smart clothes spell the end of the weekly wash?

Read more: Will smart clothes spell the end of the weekly wash?Innovative textiles and redesigned washing machines could drastically reduce our water and energy usage, says Peter Madden. In 10 years’ time, we can expect to clean our clothes much less. Textiles will be designed to repel and remove dirt and odours, so that clothes only need occasional washing, while on-the-go ‘spot’ cleaning will allow us to keep outfits looking pristine for longer.

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5 Ways to Recycle an Old Necktie Into a Last-Minute Father’s Day Gift

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Read more: 5 Ways to Recycle an Old Necktie Into a Last-Minute Father’s Day GiftYour dad's the ultimate do-it-yourselfer, which means the last thing he wants for Father's Day is some cookie-cutter tchotchke from a big-box store. Give your old man a thrill with a gift you made with your own two hands. Need a little coaching? Here are five ways to use recycled neckties to dress up the occasion.

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Making music from trash in Paraguay

Read more: Making music from trash in ParaguayMeet 'Los Reciclados': a chamber orchestra playing instruments fashioned from landfill scraps. Welcome to Cateura, a town built on a vast landfill site outside Paraguay’s capital city Asunción, where 1,500 tonnes of solid waste are dumped every day. Over 2,500 families live here, many making a living from repurposing the trash and then selling it.

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