Helium Balloons cause major problems for railways

Helium-filled balloons have been blamed for causing hundreds of train delays for passengers across the UK each year.Network Rail wants to highlight what it says is a growing problem.The rail infrastructure firm has recorded 619 balloon-related incidents – many dangerous – across England, Scotland and Wales in the past year. […]

Is virtual reality the way forward to engage Generation Z?

Charities need to experiment with different forms of techonology to reach out to the younger generation, writes Kirsty Marrins Generation Z (those born in the 1990s and early 2000s) are the first generation to be born into digital. They are true digital natives and they are estimated to make up around 27 per cent of […]

It’s All About Timing: How Nonprofits Can Increase Charitable Donations

Charitable organizations and nonprofit institutions that rely on donations to fund their activities have to strike a delicate balance between aggressively soliciting money and not turning off donors. New research from Wharton shows that timing is the key to maximizing donations, particularly from people with an existing connection to the organization. Read the full article […]

Balloons: Why They Blow

Recently we’ve explained why straws seriously suck, and pondered why all that glitters isn’t gold (but is more than likely plastic). Now, I’m sorry to burst your bubble balloon, but we’re breaking down why balloons aren’t that fabulous either. Although it might sound like I have a vendetta for party items, I swear to you I don’t. It’s just […]

Collision Near China Leaves Iranian Oil Tanker in Flames

Rescuers were searching Monday for crewmen missing from an Iranian oil tanker that had collided with another ship off China’s coast, leaving the tanker in flames and at risk of exploding and sinking, the Chinese authorities said. The Panamanian-flagged tanker, the Sanchi, collided with the CF Crystal, a Hong Kong-registered bulk freighter, around 8 p.m. […]

Five problems caused by Chinese lanterns

A massive fire at a recycling plant in the West Midlands is thought to have been started by Chinese lanterns. As well as being a fire risk, they’re associated with other problems. Fire chiefs called for an “urgent review” into the use of Chinese lanterns after more than 200 firefighters were called to the fire in the […]

20 Surprising Facts About Ocean Pollution

Simply put, the ocean cannot continue to thrive as a dump site for people.  While the state of the ocean’s pollution may not come as any sort of surprised to many people, the cold hard facts might: Fact 1: Plastic is the most common element that is found in the ocean. It is harmful for the environment as […]