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If you are active on the social media platform Reddit, there is a good chance you have stumbled upon before and after photos of places people have cleaned up. What started few weeks ago on r/trees sub-reddit has now spread onto the rest of the social media platforms with a trending hashtag ‘trashtag’, forming a global challenge encouraging people to pick up their trash.

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The ban makes it illegal to sell, trade or manufacture fur products within L.A city limits. It would include some exemptions, such as, selling used furs at second-hand stores and fur made from animals captured by a trapping licence holder.

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As the fast fashion industry keeps on growing with the help of Instagram influencers who regularly parade the new clothes from giant fashion brands, the devastating environmental impacts of increasing consumption and throwaway culture seem to be forgotten by many.

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As plastic consumption in the UK is set to increase by a fifth within the next decade, the issue of plastic disposal has become more immediate than ever. When considering the amount of plastics produced and thrown away every day, its disposal seems like a daunting task to tackle.

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It’s Dolphin Awareness Month! No better time than now to test your knowledge on dolphins!

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Bramble Cay melomys is the first mammalian species declared extinct because of human-caused climate change. As of February 2019, the Australian government has officially moved this rodent, an inhabitant of a small sand island near the coast of Papua New Guinea, from the endangered list to extinct.

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Sea level rise (SLR) is an incredibly pressing issue affecting everyone and everything on the planet in some way or another. From direct flooding to changes in weather patterns and climate; the oceans of the world influence many things and subtle changes can have much larger and sometimes disastrous effects.

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Packing means you are finally leaving on that volunteering trip you’ve been looking forward to, but it also comes with a lot of stress. Packing the right things is crucial for a successful volunteering trip. Frontier gives you the ultimate guide to packing your bags to make your live easier!

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If you are travelling to the island of Tenerife and are looking to venture outside of your holiday resort, you have chosen the perfect location. With just over 2,000km2 of versatile landscapes, Tenerife is the biggest island of the seven main Canary Islands and offers an ideal opportunity to combine a traditional beach holiday with an adventurous road trip. A drive around the island takes about 3,5 hours and buses between the biggest towns run regularly, making exploring Tenerife cheap and efficient.

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Solheimar, the world’s first fully sustainable village was established in 1930 by driven young Sesselja Sigmundsdottir. Located in South-West Iceland, Solheimar has a distinctive advantage to other eco-villages around the world.

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