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UN project helps West African farmers cut pesticide use, boost incomes

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UN project helps West African farmers cut pesticide use, boost incomes

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20 December 2010 – A project executed by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in West Africa has succeeded in slashing the use of toxic pesticides, increasing yields and incomes, and diversifyi...

UN Panel Urges Measures to Raise Billions for Climate Change Mitigation

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UN Panel Urges Measures to Raise Billions for Climate Change Mitigation

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The U.N. Secretary-General's High-level Advisory Group on Climate Change Financing has released its recommendations for how the international community can raise $100 billion a year by 2020 to offset the impact of ...

UN launches $40bn woman and child health plan

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UN launches $40bn woman and child health plan

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The UN has launched a $40bn (£25.5bn) health initiative aimed at saving the lives of 16 million women and children over the next five years. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said women and children "play a crucial r...

UN documentary forum shines a spotlight on global fight against hunger

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UN documentary forum shines a spotlight on global fight against hunger

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Filmmakers, activists, journalists, aid workers, policy-makers and United Nations staff are gathering in New York this weekend for a two-day documentary forum aimed at raising public awareness about the fight again...

UN Climate Talks End With Limited Agreements

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UN Climate Talks End With Limited Agreements

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Which includes a multibillion-dollar Green Climate Fund to help poor countries deal with climate change. After two weeks of deliberations and negotiations, representatives of more than 190 nations have concluded t...

UN climate change chief urges governments to quickly implement Cancún accords

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UN climate change chief urges governments to quickly implement Cancún accords

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1 March 2011 – The United Nations climate change chief today called on governments to quickly transform the agreements reached in the Mexican city of Cancún last year into tangible action on the ground, and provide...

UK’s five rarest bumblebees make a comeback

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UK’s five rarest bumblebees make a comeback

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Conservationists say wildlife-friendly farming schemes in Kent and East Sussex have restored habitats that support endangered species

UK study looks to serve cows and sheep burp-free fodder

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UK study looks to serve cows and sheep burp-free fodder

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UK scientists have been looking at how changes to the diet of cows and sheep could help reduce the animals' greenhouse gas emissions. The study suggested that certain feedstocks, in proportion to milk or meat yiel...

UK needs green economics minister, advisers urge

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UK needs green economics minister, advisers urge

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PositiveTv would like to add it's weight to the call to create this post too. The UK government should create a new ministerial post for green economics, an international policy group that includes MPs past and p...

UK firms fined for waste exports

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UK firms fined for waste exports

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Two British businesses responsible for attempting to illegally export 259 tons of mixed waste to China were fined the maximum amount on Wednesday. The businesses disguised 10 containers of mixed waste as scrap meta...

UA Air Force Performs First ‘Green’ Flyover At Phillies Home Opener

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UA Air Force Performs First ‘Green’ Flyover At Phillies Home Opener

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The sellout crowd that turned out Friday to watch the Phillies win their home opener against the Houston Astros in Philadelphia was treated to a pre-game glimpse into the future. No, not another National League E...

U.S. wind power grew 31 percent in 2011

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U.S. wind power grew 31 percent in 2011

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A trade organization dedicated to advancing wind energy in the United States says that 2011 was a strong year for the industry, and forecasts steady demand throughout this year. The American Wind Energy Associati...

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...

Turning Saltwater From Earth and Sea Into Water Fit to Drink

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Turning Saltwater From Earth and Sea Into Water Fit to Drink

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SAN ANTONIO — Drilling rigs in the midst of cow pastures are hardly a novelty for Texans. But on a warm May day at a site about 30 miles south of San Antonio, a rig was not trying to reach oil or fresh water, but rath...

Tuberculosis vaccine target found

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Tuberculosis vaccine target found

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A protein which could be targeted for a tuberculosis vaccine has been discovered by scientists at Imperial College London. TB is caused by bacteria and the only vaccine against it, the BCG jab, is not very effective....

True Faith: George Michael releases New Order cover as comeback single in aid of Comic Relief

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True Faith: George Michael releases New Order cover as comeback single in aid of Comic Relief

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Today The Optemist carries this story... George Michael will return to the spotlight with a new single supporting Comic Relief, following his release from prison for crashing his car while under the influence of ...

Trees for the Future – Planting Seeds Around the World

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Trees for the Future – Planting Seeds Around the World

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The legendary American Johnny Appleseed secured his place in history for promoting the planting of apple trees throughout the young United States.  Now, more than 200 years later, an environmental organization is d...

Touched by a Wild Mountain Gorilla

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Touched by a Wild Mountain Gorilla

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An amazing chance encounter with a troop of wild mountain gorillas near Bwindi National Park, Uganda Mountain Gorillas are among God's most magnificent creatures, but have been savaged by ignorant humans for centur...

Toronto car-sharing market in over-drive

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Toronto car-sharing market in over-drive

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Alongside the forest of condos, the car-sharing market in Toronto is taking off. The largest and best known, Zipcar, is adding full sized cargo vans and a new monthly membership fee structure, the company announced...

Toronto Becomes First City To Mandate Green Roofs

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Toronto Becomes First City To Mandate Green Roofs

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Summer is just around the corner, and for those who live in big cities, that means spring warmth will soon give way to searing heat. Green roofs can help regulate city temperatures, giving people, and the electrica...