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A golden retriever in China has been trained to remove plastic bottles from rivers. In the Jiangsu Province, this dog retrieves about 20 to 30 bottles each day, and has already removed more than 2,000.

According to the Guardian, Chinese consumers bought 73.8 billion bottles of water in 2016, China accounted for 28 percent of the global demand for polyethylene terephthalate bottles in 2015 and Chinese cities still lack recycling programs.

However, "some citizens are trying to turn the tide before too many people in China become accustomed to a throwaway culture."

Check out the amazing eco-pooch in the video above from Vocativ!

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Scientists climbed a mountain to preserve 18,000 years of climate history before it melts.

Check out this video from Vocativ and watch the Ice Memory expedition collect ice cores from glaciers in the Andes of Bolivia. Storing them will allow current and future scientists to study the important climate and environmental data they hold.

Ice Memory was established by French glaciologists and their Italian partners from IGE Grenoble, Institut des géosciences de l'environnement.

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