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Elderly volunteer to clean up Fukushima

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Elderly volunteer to clean up Fukushima

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Led by the 72-year-old Yasuteru Yamada, the Skilled Veterans Corps, a group of some 250 able-bodied seniors, are offering to go in and clean up the radiation-contaminated Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan. A...

Company to Make Bottles From Pacific Garbage Patch

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Company to Make Bottles From Pacific Garbage Patch

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San Francisco - Today, Method, the leading innovator in premium, eco-conscious household and personal care products, unveiled its latest innovation in sustainable packaging -- a bottle made out of plastic collecte...

How Facebook Helped a Daughter Find Her Homeless Father

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How Facebook Helped a Daughter Find Her Homeless Father

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If you never had a relationship with your father but knew he was homeless, would you bother to look for him? That's what Michelle Hallagin did. She didn't know who I was when I sent her a letter via Facebook asking...

The Amazings: U.K. Retirees Paid To Teach Their Skills To A Younger Generation

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The Amazings: U.K. Retirees Paid To Teach Their Skills To A Younger Generation

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Old, meet young. Learn something new--even amazing. The Amazings is a new social enterprise in London to “help people who are about to retire or have retired create amazing experiences with the skills, knowledge...

Recycling hotel soap to save lives

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Recycling hotel soap to save lives

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Atlanta (CNN) -- That bar of soap you used once or twice during your last hotel stay might now be helping poor children fight disease. Derreck Kayongo and his Atlanta-based Global Soap Project collect used hotel ...

Long-term study shows acid pollution in rain decreased with emissions

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Long-term study shows acid pollution in rain decreased with emissions

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Emissions regulations do have an environmental impact, according to a long-term study of acidic rainfall by researchers at the University of Illinois. The National Atmospheric Deposition Program collects rainfall s...

Young offenders in Scotland train rescued dogs in preparation for rehoming

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Young offenders in Scotland train rescued dogs in preparation for rehoming

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A pioneering programme in Scotland is encouraging young offenders to train rescued dogs, ready for rehoming. from Polmont training rescue dogs from the nearby Dogs Trust West Calder rehoming centre. Paws for Prog...

Polly Higgins was honoured as Campaigner of the Year at PEA Awards 2012

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Polly Higgins was honoured as Campaigner of the Year at PEA Awards 2012

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Polly Higgins was honored on March 21st with the distinction of Campaigner of the Year at the The People and Environment Achievement Awards. The PEA Awards recognise that all major breakthroughs by government, busi...

States unite to protect primeval European forests

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States unite to protect primeval European forests

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Bratislava, Slovakia: Europe's largest areas of old growth forests outside Russia are to be protected across the seven country span of the Carpathian Mountains. The commitment comes in the form of a Protocol on ...

Reducing smoking rapidly reduces death rates with six months, research suggests

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Reducing smoking rapidly reduces death rates with six months, research suggests

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A study by the University of Liverpool has found that a decrease in smoking rapidly reduces mortality rates in individuals and entire populations within six months. Researchers found that a reduction in smoking h...

RSPCA reunites pet cat Squeak with owner after more than two years, following microchip check

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RSPCA reunites pet cat Squeak with owner after more than two years, following microchip check

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A pet owner is over the moon after been reunited with her much loved cat, who disappeared more than two years ago. Helen Foden, from Birmingham, was stunned when she received a call from RSPCA Inspector Rebecca Co...

HopeMob: Giving Hope to Those in Need

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HopeMob: Giving Hope to Those in Need

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What happens when generous strangers unite? A mob of people bringing hope. Choreographed hope. Just as Flash Mobs dance and bring spontaneous joy and laughter, HopeMob will bring caring strangers together to create...

US Department Of Energy Makes $150M Bet On Solar Tech

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US Department Of Energy Makes $150M Bet On Solar Tech

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On Friday, Secretary of Energy Stephen Chu announced a "game changing" development in solar energy. A company called 1366 Technologies, headquartered in Lexington, Mass., has developed a silicon solar wafer that wo...

Fighting Back from Extinction, New Zealand Right Whale Is Returning Home

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Fighting Back from Extinction, New Zealand Right Whale Is Returning Home

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After being hunted to local extinction more than a century ago and unable to remember their ancestral calving grounds, the southern right whales of mainland New Zealand are coming home. A new study published toda...

Earth Hour 2012 – WWF searches for a champion community to lead UK switch off on March 31

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Earth Hour 2012 – WWF searches for a champion community to lead UK switch off on March 31

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The World Wide Fund for Nature  is on the search for a champion community to lead the UK switch off for Earth Hour. WWF's Earth Hour is a simple idea that's quickly turned into a global phenomenon - hundreds of mi...

If We Eat Less Meat, Perhaps We Can Eat Better Meat

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If We Eat Less Meat, Perhaps We Can Eat Better Meat

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Americans love meat. Meat is not so great for the environment. But perhaps there is a middle ground: As meat consumption decreases, we’re seeing Americans buying the more expensive, humanely raised stuff. America...

‘Love Kitchen’ delivers for Knoxville needy

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‘Love Kitchen’ delivers for Knoxville needy

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Knoxville, Tennessee (CNN) -- Helen Ashe experienced many hardships growing up in Abbeville, South Carolina, during the 1930s and '40s. Her family's first house had no lights or running water. But even during tou...

Liver implant gives boy ‘another chance of life’

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Liver implant gives boy ‘another chance of life’

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Doctors in London say they have cured a baby boy of a life-threatening disease which was destroying his liver. They implanted cells which acted like a temporary liver, allowing the damaged organ to recover. The te...

Lucky you – German authorities issue parking tickets without fines

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Lucky you – German authorities issue parking tickets without fines

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German authorities are giving parking violators in one city an unexpected break by issuing tickets without fines. The tickets, put on carelessly parked cars in Potsdam, include a fine of 0 euros and the cheerful m...

An Ecology of Mind

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An Ecology of Mind

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An Ecology of Mind is a film portrait of Gregory Bateson, celebrated anthropologist, philosopher, author, naturalist, systems theorist, and filmmaker, produced and directed by his daughter, Nora Bateson. The...