Day: November 23, 2021

Banishing The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

The Ocean Cleanup’s System 002 (Jenny) was successful in helping reduce the size of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. So far, ,the endeavor has collected about 28,659 kilograms of rubbish, including micro-plastics, since October 20th. This marked the end of Jenny’s three-month test campaign and was proof of the technology’s

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Presidential Election Presents Divergent Paths for Chile’s Future

On Sunday, Chileans headed to the polls for the 2021 presidential, parliamentary, and regional elections. The frontrunners to replace President Sebastián Piñera are Gabriel Boric, 35, a former student movement leader representing the leftist Social Convergence Party and José Antonio Kast, 55, a conservative populist likened, in policy and practice,

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Afghan Banking System At Risk Of Collapse

On Monday, the United Nations (U.N.) called for immediate action to prop up Afghanistan’s banking system as it sits on the brink of collapse. In a three-page report issued earlier this week, the U.N. Development Programme (UNDP) warned that rising credit defaults and a worsening liquidity shortage threaten to topple

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