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Japanese Fans Remember Their Manners in Brazil; Clean Up Before Going Home
Offbeat  (tags: interesting, brazil, World Cup, clean up, Japanese, culture )

- 713 days ago -
Their national team may have lost their World Cup game against Ivory Coast, but Japanese fans didn't forget their manners, it would seem.
U.S. Volunteer Group Earns Tragedy-Hit Iwate's Respect
Offbeat  (tags: Iwate Prefecture, Ofunato, volunteers, clean up, debris, tsunami, March 11, Great East Japan Earthquake, help, respect, thanks, US, All Hands, goodnews )

- 1792 days ago -
Since its formation in the wake of the 2004 Sumatra tsunami, American nonprofit organization All Hands has dispatched more than 6,000 volunteers to the scenes of more than a dozen disasters across te globe.
Vietnam Scrambles to Save Hanoi's Sacred Turtle
Offbeat  (tags: Vietnam, clean up, saving, turtle )

- 1901 days ago -
Hanoi: Hundreds of people are working around the clock to clean up a lake in the heart of Vietnam's capital in hopes of saving a rare, ailing giant turtle that is considered a sacred symbol of Hanoi.
Oil Spill Clean Up Can Damage Wildlife as Much as the Spill Itself
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, oil spill, clean up, protection )

- 2217 days ago -
While the initial effects of the massive Gulf Coast oil leak could be devastating to coastal wetlands and beaches, the subsequent cleanup could be even more damaging to the sensitive eco-systems, said a wetlands expert in Indiana University's (IU) School
Surfers Skip the Waves, Clean Up Beaches
Offbeat  (tags: environment, pollution, surfers, clean up, trash, protection )

- 2271 days ago -
Three wetsuited surfers bobbed over swells rolling in on the ocean Saturday morning near Pat Snyder, who leaned down to grab another plastic wrapper from the beach and drop it into his bulging trash bag. Snyder, 24, is a hard-core surfer, and he admitted
Three Fire Engines and 18 Crew... to Deal With a Pickled Chameleon
Offbeat  (tags: pickled chameleon, fire engines, call in, clean up, bizarre )

- 2507 days ago -
When 18 firemen in protective suits, three engines and a specialist chemical unit rushed to a house in a quiet street, the neighbours had every reason to fear a major incident. But the dramatic response turned out to be a mere mopping-up operation -

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