On the last week of 2021, South Australia set an admirable renewable energy record. They supplied an average of just over 100 percent of its electricity demand with solar and wind for almost one week.
Ricky Gervais has teamed up with Netflix, where his show called After Life is streamed, and suicide prevention charity Campaign Against Living Miserably to donate 25 benches around the UK.
87 million dollars has been secured to create a wildlife crossing across the I-5 freeway in California. This isn’t the first wildlife crossing that has been created however it is the biggest in the world.
The Philippines have finally passed a law prohibiting child marriage. The new law states it is now a criminal offence to marry or cohabit with anyone under 18. Those found guilty will face up to 12 years in prison.
Tech start up Bolt has now joined the 4 day work week wave. CEO, Ryan Breslow, announced that they will make a four-day workweek a permanent policy straight away.
Decades ago, there were once tens of thousands of Cheetahs in India but due to hunting they became extinct in 1952. Now, the fastest land animal in the world is set to return to India.
Thanks to a vaccine programme launched 13 years ago, hundreds of women in England have avoided developing cervical cancer.
Impressed by his work ethic, Derrick Taylor’s UPS co-workers pooled their resources to buy the Alabama teen a Jeep Cherokee. Not wanting to burden or rely on others for rides, the teen had been walking his approximately 10-mile roundtrip commute to work—much in darkness—for more than a year. Taylor, 19, had been working since the age of 14 to support his sick mother. He was moved to tears by his colleagues’ gesture.
In the first week of COP26, 190 nations agreed to end all investments in new coal plants. Nations like Poland, Vietnam, and South Africa are some of those included and are set to receive $8.5bn (£6.3bn) in aid to help it move away from coal.
Having regret is a horrible way to live. You end up stuck in the past and forgetting about what you have now in the present and what you could have in the future. Marlon Brando said it best, ‘Regret is useless in life. It’s in the past. All we have is now.’