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Monday, 12 July 2021
Good morning kwippers. We may not be able to travel very far this summer, but the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is giving you a chance to be a couch conservationist with its pioneering Instant Wild mobile app. The app transmits live video and images from motion triggered cameras (often referred to as camera traps) in key wildlife habitats around the world to users’ smartphones, enabling anyone to become a virtual volunteer from the comfort of their armchairs. The app has built a large, devoted community of citizen scientists who help analyse the vast amount of data produced by these cameras. Scientists use the valuable data they provide to track key information on threatened species, from the size of animal populations to evidence of wildlife crime. Learn more and check it out here.

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SUSTAINABILITY  

Introducing carbon labels

As travel makes a slow and wary return, carbon labels have emerged as the latest trend in the travel space. Imagine planning your next holiday, but instead of comparing the facilities, you're weighing up the carbon emissions of each option - because the numbers are right there in front of you. Travellers are in favour of more eco and ethical choices, with new research from Booking.com’s 2021 Sustainable Travel Report showing that 43% of nearly 30,000 people surveyed say the pandemic has made them want to travel more sustainably in the future. This is good news, but the primary reason to include carbon labels has lesser to do with consumers and more to do with companies knowing what their own carbon footprint is. Much Better Adventures was the first international travel company to introduce the concept of carbon labelling at the beginning of 2021. Their label includes carbon emissions from all local transport, accommodation, activities, guides, staff and office operations. 

INNOVATION

Jellyfishbot

Tourists visiting the picturesque port at Cassis in the south of France often see an ugly sight: plastic bags, discarded drinks bottles, etc. floating in the water among the boats in the marina. However, the port has now found a solution in the form of Jellyfishbot, a robotic boat that weaves around the harbour sucking the trash into a net that it trails behind its twin hulls. Jellyfishbot is a bright yellow remote-controlled electric boat and is about the size of a suitcase, making it easier to get into narrow spaces where rubbish tends to accumulate. We've previously covered 'Waste Shark' which is a similar robot that has been deployed to clean up garbage in the Rotterdam harbour. Jellyfishbot is in operation in around 15 French ports, and has been exported to other countries including Singapore and Japan.  

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THE LOW DOWN

  • China removes giant pandas from its endangered list
  • Lorde shifts to biodegradable, CD-less album launch
  • EU implements long-awaited ban on most common single-use plastics
  • U.S. West scorches under heat wave, Death Valley reaches 130F 
  • Record number of manatees dying in Florida from starvation
  • The IMF wants poor countries’ debt erased in exchange for climate action

#Showerthoughts

  • There’s a type of person who will take only one slice of pizza in case there isn’t enough for everyone, and a type who will take three slices for the same reason.
  • It's actually really hard to think of a movie that doesn't have any love plot in it at all.
  • Most kids think that their parents will get along with their friends' parents because they are adults, and most adults think that their kids will get along with their friends' kids since they are children.
  • The neon clothing fad of the 80s likely inadvertently saved a few lives.
  • Genies are known to thwart the desires of the initial wish maker; so, a genie might be someone who wished for infinite wishes, which was granted, but then could not use any on him/herself.

    r/Showerthoughts

#kwipuzzle

Where is the AD before BC, tomorrow before yesterday, and the eight is first?

Solution

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Pretty Great - Fickle Friends

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