POLLUTION

The European Union’s environmental agency said targets to curb pollution and climate change by 2050 would he missed without “profound changes” in technology, lifestyle and policy. The agency said poor air quality in Europe causes hundreds of thousands of early deaths a year.

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Heatwave In India

A farmer sits on his parched land in the village of Gauribidanur in India’s southern Karnataka state on May 26, as a brutal heat wave continued to blister the country, claiming at least 1,100 lives and causing roads to melt in New Delhi. Pre-monsoon showers were forecast to soon provide relief to the south, where temperatures in some areas neared […]

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8 Year Old Donates Hair

For the past two years, Christian McPhilamy, 8, has put up with a lot of teasing over his long blond locks.  But nothing could discourage the Florida boy from growing his hair to help other kids who have lost theirs.  McPhilamy started his mission at age 6 after seeing an ad for a children’s hospital.  When his hair recently reached […]

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Family in Korea

“Family” is traditionally the most important part of Korean life, but families are now falling apart. The national divorce rate has tripled from 2013 to 2014. South Korea has had the highest suicide rate among developed countries for eight consecutive years. In 2012, 39 people per day killed themselves. Suicide is the leading cause of death for 10- to 30-year-old […]

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Sportsmanship At Its Finest

A Spanish long-distance runner showed exemplary sportsmanship last month when he helped a confused rival finish before him.  Iván Fernández Anaya was in second place to Olympic bronze medalist Abel Mutai in a race in Navarre, Spain, when he noticed the Kenyan runner stop about 30 feet from the finish line.  Mutai thought he had completed the race and couldn’t […]

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