Eco-friendly alternative to Chinese sky lanterns

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No Chinese New Year celebration would be complete without Sky Lanterns, or “Khoom Fay,” which get released into the sky in hopes of good luck for the coming year. The lanterns have come under increasing fire, however, for posing a threat to wildlife and farm animals when they descend back to earth. Enter Sky Orbs, a new, eco-friendly alternative that's 100 percent biodegradable. Rather than connecting the lantern's fuel cell to its bamboo base with wire, which can harm animals and also takes months to break down, Sky Orbs use a fireproof wool for that purpose, making them the first…

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