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Today, on Planet 100, New Yorkers get relief from the heat with pop-up dumpster pools, more heavy rains hit China as landslide rescue operations continue, and Paris Hilton gives animal lovers a tease with a faux fur jacket.Dumpster Diving
For the first time ever, New York City invited its residents to swim in pools made from repurposed garbage dumpsters. The occasion? It's the third annual Summer Streets program city where the city closes down Park Avenue to cars.

The urban pool are the brainchild of David Belt, president of Macro-Sea, who wanted to experiment with underused space and materials, repurposing them with urban renewal in mind.

Good news for New Yorkers who are finding respite from this summer's grueling temperatures.

Via: Guardian
Chinese Landslide
Survivors of the landslides in north-western China are bracing themselves for more heavy rains which have already claimed the lives of 1117 people.

Experts said that 2008's earthquake in neighboring Sichuan loosened rock which then triggered the landslide after torrential rains on Saturday. But government reports show that officials had been warning for years that deforestation and rapid hydro development were increasing the risk of landslips in the area.

Now lack of clean drinking water in the region has prompted fears of about the possible an outbreak of disease.

Via: New York Times
Paris' Tease
Paris Hilton gave animal lovers a fright when she turned up to her Tease perfume launch party in Hollywood last night dressed as her favorite star. Hilton was reportedly dripping Chopard diamonds, a Herve Leger dress, and a what transpired to be "faux fur jacket." A close call for the mink, Monroe wasn't so lucky.

Via: Stylelist
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