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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...

Chinese cities open up green car markets as government battles pollution

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Chinese cities open up green car markets as government battles pollution

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Three of China's biggest cities are helping consumers pay for a range of electric cars, heeding calls to encourage the sale of green vehicles that the government sees helping tackle pollution. ...

China’s wind power capacity to grow five-fold by 2020

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China’s wind power capacity to grow five-fold by 2020

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Despite China's hard line at the last few Climate Conferences, we hear this news from The Huffington Post and the Associated Foreign Press... "BEIJING (AFP) – China's wind power capacity will increase more than fi...

A New Ingeniously Designed Shelter For Refugees—Made By Ikea

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A New Ingeniously Designed Shelter For Refugees—Made By Ikea

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Today, the best shelter we can usually offer the world’s tens of millions of refugees is a tent. So the folks who make your bookcase (and bed, and table) have designed a cheap, solar-powered hut that only takes four h...

Pigs heat their own home with anaerobic digester that converts their waste into green energy

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Pigs heat their own home with anaerobic digester that converts their waste into green energy

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Pigs in Northumberland will soon be heating their own home thanks to a state-of-the-art anaerobic digester which converts their waste into green energy. The £1.2m anaerobic digestion facility, with a 75kW average...

Blob fish wins ugly fish competition and raises funds for Greenpeace with e-card

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Blob fish wins ugly fish competition and raises funds for Greenpeace with e-card

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It's not the prettiest creature on the planet, but it's certainly popular... Nearly 4,000 people voted in a Greenpeace poll to find the most ugly fish - and its image will now be used as a e-card to help raise fund...

Speak 26 languages with Microsoft’s new translation software

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Speak 26 languages with Microsoft’s new translation software

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New software from Microsoft Research might make it possible for speakers of different languages to converse effortlessly. Researchers at the tech company have developed a tool that can translate your speech into an...

Africa Sci-tech Forum Promotes Homegrown Innovation

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Africa Sci-tech Forum Promotes Homegrown Innovation

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Experts and officials gathered at the first Africa Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation in Nairobi, Kenya are seeking African solutions to African problems.  Participants are calling for African governments ...

US to make ‘wild’ public land eligible for protection

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US to make ‘wild’ public land eligible for protection

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The US is to make millions of acres of public land eligible for wilderness protection, officials have said. The order reverses former President George W Bush's policy forbidding the government from doing so. Int...

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...

New attitudes to Hemp enable an agricultural comeback

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New attitudes to Hemp enable an agricultural comeback

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With an ever-changing need worldwide for different products over the centuries, agriculture moves on with demand. Some crops, for a variety of reasons, became less favorable to farmers and were not produced in many...

Cheap food, poor farms, public anger… so what is Tesco’s Philip Clarke going to do about it?

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Cheap food, poor farms, public anger… so what is Tesco’s Philip Clarke going to do about it?

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Profits have slumped and the horsemeat scandal tarnished Tesco's reputation. Now, in a remarkably frank interview, its boss says change really is on the way Tesco's chief executive could be forgiven for being le...

Carbon credits to benefit farmers

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Carbon credits to benefit farmers

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Improved farming practices, especially in rice cultivation, would reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and provide economic benefits for rural farmers in Viet Nam through participation in a carbon-credit programme, accor...

Newcastle graduates turn office block into art studios to keep young artists in city

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Newcastle graduates turn office block into art studios to keep young artists in city

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Two young graduates are transforming an until recently disused office block in Newcastle city centre into low cost studios for emerging and developing artists. Supported by a grants for the arts award from the Ar...

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...

Google Invests In Human-Powered Monorail System!

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Google Invests In Human-Powered Monorail System!

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In response to global demand for innovations in public transportation, Google has pledged $1 million to a New Zealand company with an elevated opinion of urban commuting.

Brownwashing: Why Green Consumers Buy Brown Things

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Brownwashing: Why Green Consumers Buy Brown Things

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Manufacturers have found a new way to appeal to eco-friendly consumers: Brown it. The Wall Street Journal lays out the trend: Dunkin" Donuts, Cinnabon, and Target are swapping their white napkins for brown ones. Seve...

South Africa unveils plans for ‘world’s biggest’ solar power plant

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South Africa unveils plans for ‘world’s biggest’ solar power plant

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South Africa is to unveil plans this week for what it claims will be the world's biggest solar power plant – a radical step in a coal-dependent country where one in six people still lacks electricity. The project,...

US investors show climate clout

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US investors show climate clout

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Shareholders in the US are showing growing concern about their investments in companies exposed to climate change-related risks, according to new data released by Ceres, a US organisation that promotes more sustain...

‘Giving With Purpose’ Online Course Featuring Warren Buffett Will Let Students Give Money Away

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‘Giving With Purpose’ Online Course Featuring Warren Buffett Will Let Students Give Money Away

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OMAHA, Neb. -- A free online course that starts Monday will offer students the chance to learn about giving from Warren Buffett and help decide how to spend more than $100,000 of his sister's money. More than 4,0...