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Ship sewage banned in Baltic Sea

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Ship sewage banned in Baltic Sea

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Ship sewage will no longer be allowed to foul the Baltic Sea. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) on Friday agreed to ban the discharge of sewage from passenger ships and ferries in the Baltic Sea. "T...

Ban Ki-moon lauds millions of volunteers helping to build better world

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Ban Ki-moon lauds millions of volunteers helping to build better world

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From working in their own communities on climate change adaptation and poverty reduction to supporting global causes of peace, justice and development, the millions of volunteers around the world play a vital role ...

Rare hazel pot beetle colony found thriving in Sherwood Forest

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Rare hazel pot beetle colony found thriving in Sherwood Forest

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A thriving colony of one of England's rarest beetles the hazel pot beetle - has been found hiding out in Sherwood Forest. The study raises hopes that with careful management, a species that is all but extinct in t...

Automakers Turn Agro-Waste into Car Parts

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Automakers Turn Agro-Waste into Car Parts

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Scientists in Brazil are turning fruit fibers into car parts. At a recent meeting of the American Chemical Society, the researchers described their work in making the next generation of automotive parts made from na...

Bamboo Bike “BamBike” Strives To Make Philippines Less Polluted

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Bamboo Bike “BamBike” Strives To Make Philippines Less Polluted

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How can you make a green form of transportation even greener? Bryan McClelland may have the answer: bamboo bikes. McClelland has created the BamBike, a bicycle made out of bamboo. The bicycles are made in Manila, P...

Common Pond Algae Can Sequester High-Level Radioactive Waste (Strontium-90)

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Common Pond Algae Can Sequester High-Level Radioactive Waste (Strontium-90)

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Closterium Moniliferum VS. Radioactive Strontium-90 One of the problems of dealing with nuclear waste is that the more dangerous byproducts are often mixed in with low-level waste, and it can be very complex to s...

New hope as North Korea agrees to suspend nuclear and missile tests

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New hope as North Korea agrees to suspend nuclear and missile tests

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There is optimism  - cautious optimism certainly, but hope nonetheless following North Korea's agreement to suspend uranium enrichment, as well as nuclear and long-range missile tests. This welcome development -...

Coastal Trees Help Fight Global Warming

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Coastal Trees Help Fight Global Warming

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A new study says the world's tropical coastal forests store more planet-warming carbon dioxide than almost any other ecosystem. But rapid loss of these forests - known as mangroves - is releasing substantial and p...

Zac Goldsmith sells the Ecologist for £1

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Zac Goldsmith sells the Ecologist for £1

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Leading environment magazine known for its campaigns and hard-hitting investigations will merge with Resurgence After 42 years of lawsuits from GM companies, campaigns against nuclear power, and breastfeeding tips...

Radical dune project to save fen orchids

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Radical dune project to save fen orchids

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Will a pioneering project to reshape sand dunes that are home to a stronghold of fen orchids and other rare plants and invertebrates, protect or destroy the habitat? Tearing up a four hectare area of a Special Area...

Recycling a bottle, flashmob style!

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Recycling a bottle, flashmob style!

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Gosh, PTV seems to have gone Flash Mob crazy! Recycling is such an easy thing to do, or is it!? You'd think it was second nature by now, apparently not! Watch this excellent short clip to see what we mean, guarant...

Solutions, Episode 25 (Positive TV)

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Solutions, Episode 25 (Positive TV)

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In this episode Positive TV finds out more about Livity and Life magazine.Also in this episode PTV reports on how to Make Your Business FairtradeSolutions is a programme dedicated to showcasing people and organisation...

Mobile Wind Turbine Could Provide Portable Power On-Call

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Mobile Wind Turbine Could Provide Portable Power On-Call

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The problem with wind farms is that they’re stuck wherever they’ve been stationed. Granted, they’ve been installed in areas that benefit from high wind activity, but what if you had a portable wind farm...

Re-thinking Progress: The Circular Economy

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Re-thinking Progress: The Circular Economy

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There's a world of opportunity to re-think and re-design the way we make stuff. 'Re-Thinking Progress' explores how through a change in perspective we can re-design the way our economy works - designing products ...

Costco Steps Up Sustainable Seafood Policy

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Costco Steps Up Sustainable Seafood Policy

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In a “stunning win for the oceans,” Costco recently stepped up its Sustainable Seafood policies. Improving on voluntary changes announced last August, Costco issued its Seafood and Sustainability Report agreeing to s...

Alzheimer’s blood test ‘fishes’ for signs of disease

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Alzheimer’s blood test ‘fishes’ for signs of disease

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A new technique could lead to a blood test for detecting Alzheimer's, a US study claims. The small trial, published in the journal Cell, used thousands of artificial molecules to "fish" for the disease. Researcher...

Kingfishers, otters and ladybirds tell heartening tales from the canal bank

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Kingfishers, otters and ladybirds tell heartening tales from the canal bank

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Sightings of kingfisher, newt and other wildlife show that the waterways are healthy and thriving ecosystems

World Bank to lead economic push on nature protection

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World Bank to lead economic push on nature protection

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The World Bank has launched a global partnership aimed at helping countries include the costs of destroying nature into their national accounts. Ten nations will take part in the pilot phase, including India and ...

Hundreds of Santas take part in 6K London run in aid of Disability Snowsport UK

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Hundreds of Santas take part in 6K London run in aid of Disability Snowsport UK

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More than1,200 Santas have raised valuable funds for charity with a 6k fun in London's Battersea Park that will support people to enjoy the thrill of snow sports, regardless of disability. They dressed up as Fath...

Climate talks agree to pay to protect forests

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Climate talks agree to pay to protect forests

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A new climate change deal reached in Mexico has set up a global framework to pay to protect rainforests vital to the ecosystem, but held off on the controversial introduction of a market role. The deal aims to help...