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More nations sign on to UN-backed initiative to end use of child soldiers

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More nations sign on to UN-backed initiative to end use of child soldiers

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Eleven new countries have added their names to a growing United Nations-backed list of States that have pledged to halt child recruitment, support the release of children from armed groups and help reintegrate them...

Global Activities Celebrate Climate Solutions

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Global Activities Celebrate Climate Solutions

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On October 10 of this year, known commonly as 10/10/10, people around the world rallied for the environment. In Afghanistan they planted trees, and in China university students engaged in a clean energy competition...

Countries adopt UN-backed declaration to enhance protection of marine environment

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Countries adopt UN-backed declaration to enhance protection of marine environment

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28 January 2012 – Delegates from 65 countries attending a United Nations-backed conference in the Philippines have agreed to step up efforts to protect the world's oceans from land-based activities, stressing the ...

Mental health charity Mind urges people to improve their well being and beat the winter blues

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Mental health charity Mind urges people to improve their well being and beat the winter blues

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The leading mental health charity Mind is calling for people to get outside to guard against winter blues and to improve mental health. Many of us feel a dip in mood and our enthusiasm wane in the winter months -...

Ambitious project to green the desert to begin in Jordan

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Ambitious project to green the desert to begin in Jordan

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There's great news for sustainable design innovation this week as the Sahara Forest Project gets backing from a development deal between Norway and Jordan. We wrote about this incredible proposal to create carbon neu...

Macedonia plants 7 million trees to revive its forests

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Macedonia plants 7 million trees to revive its forests

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Skopje: Macedonians took a day off work on Friday to plant seven million trees as part of a project started in 2008 to revive fire-ravaged forests in the landlocked Balkan country. "The main goal of the 'Plant to...

University study offers alternative to animals in drug tests

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University study offers alternative to animals in drug tests

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Pioneering research by the University of Reading has developed a new way to test the adhesive qualities of drugs under laboratory development which could replace the current practice of using animal tissue. The stu...

Scotland says yes to more weddings

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Scotland says yes to more weddings

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THE number of people getting married in Scotland has reached its highest level in four years, figures show. The statistics from the Registrar General for Scotland revealed that 3,255 couples got hitched during the...

Tesla Roadster Owner Logs 40,000 Miles In One Year

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Tesla Roadster Owner Logs 40,000 Miles In One Year

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A German stockbroker's love for his electric car has earned him distinction as one of the highest mileage Tesla owners in Europe. Hansjorg von Gemmingen drives his electric blue car almost every day and can't imag...

Never, Ever Give Up. Arthur’s Inspirational Transformation!

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Never, Ever Give Up. Arthur’s Inspirational Transformation!

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If this story can inspire someone you know, please share it with them! Arthur Boorman was a disabled veteran of the Gulf War for 15 years, and was told by his doctors that he would never be able to walk on his ow...

Color Changing Bandages Warn Patients Of Infection

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Color Changing Bandages Warn Patients Of Infection

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Scientists at the Fraunhofer Research Institution (EMFT) in Munich have developed an indicator dye that can be integrated into the dressings and plaster used to treat cuts and abrasions.

Long-Term Fishery Investments Starting To Pay Off

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Long-Term Fishery Investments Starting To Pay Off

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by Michael Conathan Earlier this month, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its annual “Status of Stocks” report to Congress outlining the overall health of our nation’s fisheries. To t...

Germany sells vision for ‘green toys’ to world

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Germany sells vision for ‘green toys’ to world

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NUREMBERG, Germany (AP) - The hottest 'green' toy in Germany isn't made of organic or recycled materials. That's so 2010. This one has a solar panel and only runs if kids remember to insert bright red 'energy stone...

First London Olympics Gold Medal Should Go to the Velodrome

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First London Olympics Gold Medal Should Go to the Velodrome

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The London 2012 Olympics are coming up pretty quickly. Tickets are on sale, the clock is ticking away (sometimes when it works) on Trafalgar Square and slowly buildings are being completed and unveiled. The Gold Me...

Young Indonesians paint the town green

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Young Indonesians paint the town green

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JAKARTA — Young Indonesians are breathing new life into their polluted concrete capital city with little more than buckets of soil and seeds. A group of mostly young professionals, known as Gardening Indonesia, ...

New hope for memory loss in old age, with study into potential new drug treatment

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New hope for memory loss in old age, with study into potential new drug treatment

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Memory loss can be one of the most distressing effects of getting older, but there's new hope from researchers who have discovered a compound that could be used to create drugs to help prevent memory loss linked to...

Giant yellow teddy bear to brighten up the centre of New York

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Giant yellow teddy bear to brighten up the centre of New York

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London has Paddington Bear but New York now has a giant yellow teddy bear, a great sculptural masterpiece that could sell for more than $9 million at auction in May. A 23-foot high, bronze teddy bear slumped und...

Played music as a child? Enjoy a cognitive boost into old age

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Played music as a child? Enjoy a cognitive boost into old age

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We take it as a given that as we grow older, our cognitive abilities will decline. But that mental deterioration might be a little slower or a little less than it would have been for one group of people: those who...

Dog-lovers brave Fukushima nuclear danger zone to save abandoned pets

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Dog-lovers brave Fukushima nuclear danger zone to save abandoned pets

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Rescuers have been risking their lives in the nuclear swamp around tsunami-hit Japan's stricken power plant - to save abandoned dogs. Thousands of animals have starved to death or been abandoned by their owners ...

Restoring justice – Bannerman and Tench sentenced for Ecocide

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Restoring justice – Bannerman and Tench sentenced for Ecocide

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On Saturday two fictional CEOs, Mr Bannerman and Mr Tench were sentenced for committing Ecocide. The two separate counts of Ecocide committed by the offenders were reasonably similar.   Yet Mr Bannerman’s sentence...