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Costa Rica’s energy is green

For the fourth consecutive year, Costa Rica has produced more than 98% of its total energy from renewable sources like water, geothermal energy, and wind.

Fewer Tanzanian children have malaria

In Tanzania there has been a significant drop in the prevalence of malaria in children. A decade ago, 18% of Tanzanian kids had malaria. That number is 7% now.

Pacific islands ban bad sunscreen

From 2020, the tiny Pacific island state of Palau will ban the use of sunscreen containing the chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate, because they harm corals.

Fully electric bus line in Taipei

Taipei has opened its first fully electrical bus line. Each bus has solar panels on top, and the engines are made by Danish company Danfoss Editron.

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Billions of people all over the world live without an official address or identity, and it makes almost everything in life difficult or impossible. But new technology allows everyone to tell where they live - with just three words. What do California, Rwanda and Morocco have in common? They have all turned the plastic bag down It has become so unpopular to use land mines that most states refuse to use the unpredictable weapons. This month, the treaty against land mines celebrates its 20th birthday, and it is one of the best examples of how people pressure can change the world.

Analysis: Paul, the princess, and the people cracked the land mine problem

It has become so unpopular to use land mines that most states refuse to use the unpredictable weapons. This month, the treaty against land mines celebrates its 20th birthday, and it is one of the best examples of how people pressure can change the world.

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