Montréal éliminera la vente des boissons sucrées de ses bâtiments

Il ne sera bientôt plus possible d’acheter une boisson sucrée dans un aréna de Montréal ou dans tout bâtiment appartenant à la Ville. Les élus montréalais ont adopté hier soir une motion visant à éliminer graduellement la vente de ces produits dans les édifices municipaux de la métropole. « On souhaiterait proposer autre chose que des… Lire la suite Montréal éliminera la vente des boissons sucrées de ses bâtiments

Researchers claim they’ve found a way to reverse type 2 diabetes

Researchers from Newcastle and Glasgow Universities believe they have found a way to effectively reverse type 2 diabetes, without requiring a new kind of drug or invasive surgery. Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition that affects how a person’s body metabolizes sugar, either because they’ve developed resistance to the hormone insulin, or their pancreas fails… Lire la suite Researchers claim they’ve found a way to reverse type 2 diabetes

Tesla just announced six new projects to restore power in Puerto Rico

After Hurricane Maria destroyed much of Puerto Rico earlier this year, Elon Musk was quick to offer Tesla’s services as an energy provider. The largest energy contract in the restoration efforts ultimately went to Whitefish, a small energy company from Montana, but they’ve since halted work. Tesla, however, has remained dedicated to improving energy access… Lire la suite Tesla just announced six new projects to restore power in Puerto Rico

New cancer studies aim to treat those chemotherapy has failed

One of the first line treatments for cancer is chemotherapy, which can be a long, stressful process. While some patients certainly benefit from the treatment and see their cancer go into remission, others may not see the same effect. For those chemotherapy has failed, as well as others for whom other treatments were unsuccessful, the… Lire la suite New cancer studies aim to treat those chemotherapy has failed

The inmates who teach other prisoners to read

Half of England’s prisoners are illiterate. Since most of us learn to read and write in the first year or two of school, it feels almost impossible to imagine. But Angela Cairns, CEO of prisoners reading charity Shannon Trust, knows all too well how illiteracy can feel. “I sometimes hear a prisoner describing themselves as… Lire la suite The inmates who teach other prisoners to read

Kamakhya temple is all set to become India’s cleanest pilgrimage site

The state government of Assam is vying to elevate the Kamakhya temple, its most touted pilgrimage hotspot, as the cleanest pilgrimage site in the country. The ancient temple has been declared as a Swachh Iconic Place, with Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurating and laying the foundation stone of Kamakhya Development Project on Monday. “Kamakhya is… Lire la suite Kamakhya temple is all set to become India’s cleanest pilgrimage site

This natural liquid is starting to replace oil-based plastic

Microbeads, the tiny plastic beads used in some facial scrubs and toothpaste that rinse down drains and pollute oceans and lakes, are now banned in “rinse-off” products in the U.S. But it’s not like those products are great for the environment now: you’re probably still slathering other lesser-known petrochemical ingredients on your face, like methylparaben… Lire la suite This natural liquid is starting to replace oil-based plastic

These electric busses could start cleaning up national park travel

Under the Donald Trump administration, the national parks and monuments in the United States have entered into an era of unprecedented threat. Earlier in December, the President moved to slash the size of two national monuments in Utah by a combined total of around 2 million acres, the largest rollback of federal land protections in… Lire la suite These electric busses could start cleaning up national park travel

Ce village francais se lance dans l’autonomie énergétique

Marmargne, une petite commune du Cher, a un objectif fou : atteindre une quasi autonomie énergétique d’ici l’automne 2018 grâce aux panneaux solaires. Profitant de la loi du 24 février 2017 permettant de fixer démocratiquement les tarifs de l’électricité qu’elle produit, la commune compte ainsi réduire son empreinte carbone. Avez-vous déjà entendu parler des « microgrids » ?… Lire la suite Ce village francais se lance dans l’autonomie énergétique

Internet zéro carbonne , stocker sans polluer c’est possible

Faire une recherche sur internet, envoyer un e-mail, regarder une vidéo ou stocker des données sur un cloud n’est pas aussi innocent qu’il n’y paraît. On estime qu’internet génère aujourd’hui 2% des émissions de carbone de la planète. Un chiffre qui devrait doubler d’ici 2019. L’un des véritables enjeux d’avenir pour l’environnement réside dans les… Lire la suite Internet zéro carbonne , stocker sans polluer c’est possible