Today’s Solutions: June 13, 2024

Cooling system made of bamboo in Vietnam

Cooling bamboo system is a green alternative to air conditioning

As is happening all over the planet, the number of sweltering days affecting people each year in Vietnam has grown significantly in recent years as a result of climate change. Using air conditioning may help reduce people’s exposure to life-threatening hot temperatures. The problem is, always Read More...

Vietnam circus hands over its

Vietnam circus hands over its performance bears to animal sanctuary

With an increasing number of people becoming aware of the harsh realities circus animals go through for the sake of human entertainment, in recent years, many circuses have started to step away from using animals in their performances. One of the latest is Vietnam’s Hanoi Circus, which has Read More...

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These trash traps are made to remove plastic waste from Vietnam’s rivers

Recently we shared a story about the Ocean Cleanup’s new venture to stop the flow of plastic waste from rivers into the marine environment. Though they may not look as swanky as the Ocean Cleanup’s Interceptors, Vietnam’s recently installed trash traps follow the same line of thinking — Read More...

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Scientists find a female of the world’s most endangered turtle

The giant Swinhoe’s soft-shell turtle (Rafetus Swinhoe) is the most endangered turtle in the world, with only one known male currently living at the Suzhou zoo in China. Now hopes are rising that this precious species of turtle could be saved from the brink of extinction after conservationists Read More...

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Seafood shells and coffee grounds make up this versatile leather alternative

Vietnamese designer Uyen Tran has developed a flexible bio-material called Tômtex, a leather alternative made from food waste, that can be embossed with a variety of patterns to replicate animal leathers. The name tôm, meaning shrimp, references the discarded seafood shells that are mixed Read More...

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This beautiful concrete home has trees spilling out the windows

We don’t typically publish stories about the design of individual homes, but sometimes you need to give credit where it’s due. In Ha Long, Vietnam, an architecture studio has created a stunning concrete home that has trees spilling out its windows and balconies. As Curbed writer Liz Stinson Read More...

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Scientists have photographed a mouse deer for the first time in nearly 30 years

In a testament to the Earth’s ability to continually surprise us, scientists in Vietnam have successfully photographed a species not seen for nearly 30 years. That species is known as the mouse deer, a rabbit-sized animal that despite the name, is neither mouse nor deer. Instead, its the Read More...

Jim Channon: Mobilizing the mi

Jim Channon: Mobilizing the military to clean up the earth

Actor Jeff Bridges nominates Jim Channon, who wants to mobilize the military to plant trees, clean up freshwater reserves and restore reefs. Susanne Sims | Jan/Feb 2010 issue It’s a cold winter day in Kansas, with the windchill driving temperatures well below zero. Why would anyone leave a Read More...