News From Around The World

Nestle plans vegan push with meatless burgers and purple walnut milk

Good news for all the vegetarian readers! Nestle is set to launch its latest vegan product. The company is getting ready to launch the Incredible Burger! The meat-free burger is made from soy and wheat protein. Also on Nestle’sagenda is dairy-free beverages, specifically, purple milkmade with walnuts and blueberries, as well as a blue latte

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Over 400 schools shut in Bangkok due to toxic smog

Thailand’s capital city experienced some of it’s worst-everair pollution levels in Febraury, caused by ultra-fine dustparticles known as PM2.5. Traffic exhaust, constructionworks, burning crops and pollution from factories are blamed for the haze. Authorities’ efforts to clear the air were not very effective. The government has tried seedingrain clouds, reducing traffic, and hosing down streets, withlittle

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Happy Meals now with happier kids

Yes, we know that McDonald’s ‘happy meals’ are a rage amongst kids for the toys they get with it. But now even adults will be queuing up for these meals in New Zealand because the company will be replacing the toys with excerpts of Roald Dahl books!Isn’t that the best news you have read till

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Westbrook’s mystifying spinning ice disk

Westbrook is a city in Cumberland County, Maine, United States. Something very mysterious is happening in this city and scientists have no idea about it. Recently a giant ice disk formed on the Presumpscot river. But that’s not the strange part yet. It’s rotating on its own! Yup that’s true. The mysterious ice disk must be approximately 100 yards wide, and its continuing to grow

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Emotional support animals? Not so welcome anymore…

American retailers, restaurants, cafes and other establishments are known to be pet-friendly, but recently several businesses have changed their rules for non-service animals. Retails stores like Target and Walmart welcome service dogs but when it comes to allowing emotional support animals inside their stores, they are not so understanding anymore. Other stores in USA like Home Depot and Lowe’s, Petco and PetSmart say

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Dubai hospital to treat sick teddy bears

No, I am not kidding. UAE has launched a teddy bear hospital where children can check-in with their ‘sick’ teddies. Upon admission, the children are supposed to change into scrubs and discuss their teddy bear’s medical conditions with the doctor. After this, the bear has to go undergo tests and even go for surgery if needed. Through the program, the hospital wants to

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Million dead fish cause environmental stink in Australia amid drought

Now that is a huge huge number children. A million fish are believed to have died along the banks of a major river system in drought-battered eastern Australia. The banks of the Murray-Darling Rivers are thick with rotten fish, with officials putting the number of dead at hundreds of thousands and saying the toll is

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New planetary health diet

Non-government body EAT and Lancet, a medical journal, recently conducted a study to understand how to provide a growing population of 10 billion (by 2050) a nutritious and sustainable diet. Based on inputs from 37 experts from 16 countries, including India, the EAT-Lancet Commission on Food, Planet, Health has suggested the following diet: 35 percent

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COP24 meet for Paris Climate Change

The 2-week long annual UN climate change conferenceCOP24 was held in the Polish city of Katowice on December 3rd, with the goal of finalising the implementation guidelinesfor the Paris Climate Change Agreement. Unfortunately children it was not as big a success as we all thought it tobe! It was plagued by gaps between science and

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