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The inaugural United States Peace Index

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The inaugural United States Peace Index

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The inaugural United States Peace Index, created by the international think tank, Institute for Economics and Peace is the first-ever ranking of the fifty U.S. states based on their levels of peace. The U.S. Peace I...

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...

New hope for bipolar patients: Mood swings can be predicted from their behaviour, study finds

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New hope for bipolar patients: Mood swings can be predicted from their behaviour, study finds

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The future mood swings of people with bipolar disorder can be predicted by their current thoughts and behaviour, a study has found. Psychologists from the Universities of Manchester and Lancaster say their findin...

Green Gardening Machines Blast Weeds With Bursts of Steam

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Green Gardening Machines Blast Weeds With Bursts of Steam

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Very cool and eco friendly. We just wonder about the energy usage???

Beggar earns more money by making himself invisible

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Beggar earns more money by making himself invisible

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You have to admire his ingenuity... A beggar from Serbia has come up with a novel way of being acknowleged by dismissive passers-by - he discovered he could make much more money by pretending to be invisible. Nem...

The Solvable Problem of Energy Poverty

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The Solvable Problem of Energy Poverty

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The United Nations’ goals for fighting extreme poverty—an effort being assessed at a summit this week in New York—will fall short unless nations also work to bring electricity and modern, safe cooking technology to...

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...

Buys out entire store to charity

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Buys out entire store to charity

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When Rankin Paynter learned that the Kmart in his Kentucky town was closing, he decided to buy everything that remained on the store's shelves -- and give it all away. Four cash registers and six-and-a-half hours...

Technology Comes to the Rescue of Baby Girls in India

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Technology Comes to the Rescue of Baby Girls in India

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Female foeticide is an issue which our country has grappled with for ages. The gender composition in India has worsened over time. Demographically, though the ratio has increased from 927 females per 1000 males to ...

U.N. Proposes ‘Climate Services’ To Help Developing Nations Deal With Onslaught Of Extreme Weather

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U.N. Proposes ‘Climate Services’ To Help Developing Nations Deal With Onslaught Of Extreme Weather

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GENEVA -- The global economy could reduce $100 billion a year in climate change-linked losses by providing the most vulnerable countries with "climate services" to help them prepare, a United Nations expert panel r...

Solutions, Episode 31 (Positive TV)

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Solutions, Episode 31 (Positive TV)

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In this episode Positive TV finds out more about the Lifecycle Gardens.Also in this episode PTV visits the launch of the Brixton Pound.Solutions is a programme dedicated to showcasing people and organisations around t...

A 375-Year-Old French Bank Forgives Debts of Paris’ Poorest

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A 375-Year-Old French Bank Forgives Debts of Paris’ Poorest

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Just as France was being chastised for excessive national borrowing with a sovereign debt downgrade, thousands of lucky French people had their financial obligations forgiven after the country's oldest bank decided ...

US plucks tiny daisy from brink of extinction

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US plucks tiny daisy from brink of extinction

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The tiny Maguire daisy, which grows in the desert southwest of the United States, has been plucked from the edge of extinction after a 25-year conservation effort, US officials have announced. The minuscule memb...

2011 Chelsea Flower Show to unveil sustainable rain garden

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2011 Chelsea Flower Show to unveil sustainable rain garden

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A sustainable rain garden designed to capture every drop of water that falls onto it has been unveiled as one of the leading attractions at the 2011 Chelsea Flower Show. Working on the project is Newcastle Univer...

Flying less is more, say businesses – WWF

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Flying less is more, say businesses – WWF

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New research published today by WWF suggests that, following the recession, businesses are making a permanent commitment to fly less. Nearly half of UK businesses said that they had cut business flights over the...

Research aims to help deaf people with cochlear implants better enjoy music

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Research aims to help deaf people with cochlear implants better enjoy music

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A new study is investigating how to help deaf people who have received a cochlear implant to get more enjoyment from music. Cochlear implants allow people with severe-to-profound hearing loss, who do not substanti...

Good news for bats!

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Good news for bats!

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A project to deal with the serious heritage and conservation issues around bats in churches has set off to a flying start. Most churches have resident bats, which often go unnoticed, but serious problems do occur i...

Obama Administration Paves Way for Offshore Wind Power to Take Flight Off Atlantic Coast

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Obama Administration Paves Way for Offshore Wind Power to Take Flight Off Atlantic Coast

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On the heels of yesterday’s good news about progress for offshore wind energy in Massachusetts, today the Obama Administration announced a major new initiative to accelerate the development of clean, offshore wind p...

Alzheimer’s: Deep brain stimulation ‘reverses’ disease

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Alzheimer’s: Deep brain stimulation ‘reverses’ disease

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Scientists in Canada have raised a tantalising prospect - reversing Alzheimer's disease. Brain shrinkage, declining function and memory loss had been thought to be irreversible. They used a technique known as deep...

Indonesia signs agreement with EU to end the sale of illegally logged wood

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Indonesia signs agreement with EU to end the sale of illegally logged wood

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The EU and Indonesia today signed an agreement in Jakarta that aims to keep illegally logged wood from reaching the European market. This is the first Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) signed by an Asian natio...