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Australian Town Has A Simple Yet Genius Way Of Stopping Water Pollution

This is incredibly satisfying to see in action!

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Pollution has been a huge problem all over the world for a very long time. People have tried continuously to find ways to reducing it in an attempt to finally end the problem once and for all.

Of course, the reality is that we can’t entirely stop pollution in its track unless the world’s governments and citizens take drastic action together. However, an Australian town is taking one step at a time and has come up with a genius way to at least make their river less polluted.

The City of Kwinana, near Perth, Australia installed two drainage nets in Henley Reserve in an attempt to reduce waste seeping through the town’s drainage system. Photographs of the bizarre-looking contraption have been posted online, with eco-activists hailing the project as “genius.”

The nets were attached in March this year, and by July they had already caught waste weighing almost 370kg.

Mayor Carol Adams said:

“We know that the Kwinana community is very passionate about environmental initiatives and rallies around actions with positive environmental impact and if it was not for the drainage nets, 370kg of debris would have ended up in our reserve.”

The simple yet genius and effective way of stopping water pollution quickly went viral after the city officials made a post on Facebook about the project.

The Mayor shared:

“The success of the post with over 27k shares, 92k likes and 13k loves in just 48 hours from people all over the world, just goes to show how important it is for government at all levels to really start to focus on environmental initiatives such as these and realize that small actions can have big impacts.”

The council plan to install two additional drainage nets in the year 2019. They also hope that their efforts will inspire other initiatives in other parts of the globe.

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Residents there won’t see the sun until January 23, 2019.

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The natural phenomenon is actually called ‘polar night’ and it happens when Earth tilts away from the sun’s most direct radiation.

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One artist, however, finds his ideas from somewhere really close to home – namely common household items – and he’s been creating magnificent spaceships out of them!

Meet Eric Geusz, artist, software engineer and sci-fi enthusiast.

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12 Of The Year’s Most Inspiring Moments Captured On Camera

The contest asked people to send photos that “make them feel inspired and optimistic about the world we live in” – and these are the winners.

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With all the negativity happening in the world today, it's always a breath of fresh air whenever we see the exact opposite from time to time. That's why we love it whenever we hear about heartwarming stories and videos going viral on social media. We all need some positivity in our lives.

Case in point, the photos you'll see below have been recognized as winners in a contest that asked participants in the UK to submit the most inspiring pictures. A project by the CEWE Photoworld company and mental health charity Mind, the contest My Inspiring Moments aims to inspire people through photography.

Leanne Vennard's entry was named as the overall winner.

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