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Polly Higgins ‘Ecocide crime: a crime of our time’ | HagueTalks

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Polly Higgins ‘Ecocide crime: a crime of our time’ | HagueTalks

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WHERE DO HUMAN RIGHTS BEGIN? IN SMALL PLACES CLOSE TO HOME. Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home – so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. ...

You’re hired! Rise in apprentices aged fifty plus as older employees seek new skills

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You’re hired! Rise in apprentices aged fifty plus as older employees seek new skills

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This uplifting story comess from our friends at The Optemist:- A new series of The Apprentice has kicked off with the oldest participant aged just 31. But new figures released by the organisation Age UK shows app...

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...

CNN Hero – Amy Stokes Unites South African Orphans With Video Mentors

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CNN Hero – Amy Stokes Unites South African Orphans With Video Mentors

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In Sub-Saharan Africa, the HIV/AIDS epidemic has left millions of children without parents. To help South African children and teens orphaned by the crisis, New Yorker Amy Stokes founded Infinite Family, a nonprofi...

New website Advertactivist.com raises funds to advertise charities’ and campaign groups’ positive social messages

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New website Advertactivist.com raises funds to advertise charities’ and campaign groups’ positive social messages

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It's estimated to be worth 19 billion pounds a year in the UK, but advertising hasn't always had the best reputation. Now a new online platform is helping fund campaigns that carry a positive social message. Adve...

Japan nuclear power expansion plans abandoned

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Japan nuclear power expansion plans abandoned

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Japan is to abandon plans to expand its nuclear power industry and make renewables a key part of its energy policy, the prime minister, Naoto Kan, said as the country marked two months since the tsunami disaster. A...

Company to Make Bottles From Pacific Garbage Patch

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Company to Make Bottles From Pacific Garbage Patch

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San Francisco - Today, Method, the leading innovator in premium, eco-conscious household and personal care products, unveiled its latest innovation in sustainable packaging -- a bottle made out of plastic collecte...

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...

Honolulu City Council backs bill to ban plastic bags at store, restaurant checkouts

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Honolulu City Council backs bill to ban plastic bags at store, restaurant checkouts

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They drift about on trade winds, marring Hawaii’s landscapes and posing threats to marine life. Floating plastic bags can kill marine animals, such as green sea turtles (hono) that become entangled or ingest the ...

Kevin McCloud’s Cowley development approved in U-turn

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Kevin McCloud’s Cowley development approved in U-turn

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Plans for eco-flats in Oxford led by TV presenter Kevin McCloud have now been recommended for approval. Councillors at Oxford City Council voted to grant the plans at a meeting on Wednesday. They were previously turn...

Guardian Media Group to divest its £800m fund from fossil fuels

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Guardian Media Group to divest its £800m fund from fossil fuels

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GMG becomes largest fund yet known to pull out of coal, oil and gas companies in a move chair Neil Berkett calls a ‘hard-nosed business decision’ justified on ethical and financial grounds. The Guardian Media Group...

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 ...

German Researchers Claim a CURE for AIDS

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German Researchers Claim a CURE for AIDS

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German researchers who used a bone marrow transplant to treat a cancer patient with the AIDS virus, have declared him cured of the virus - a stunning claim in a field where the word "cure" is barely whispered. T...

Sweet Bait Lures Malaria Mosquitoes

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Sweet Bait Lures Malaria Mosquitoes

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In other Mosquito related news!.... Powerful bait effectively attracts and kills malaria-infected mosquitoes but is completely harmless to humans, other animals Israeli researchers say they have developed a powe...

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...

States unite to protect primeval European forests

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States unite to protect primeval European forests

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Bratislava, Slovakia: Europe's largest areas of old growth forests outside Russia are to be protected across the seven country span of the Carpathian Mountains. The commitment comes in the form of a Protocol on ...

Singapore to set up $11 million floating solar project in reservoir

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Singapore to set up $11 million floating solar project in reservoir

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Singapore will build its first floating solar system – the first of its kind in the region – in the calm waters of the western Tengeh Reservoir. The innovative project, led by the Economic Development Board (EDB) ...

Aussie investor mulls garbage-to-power plant project

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Aussie investor mulls garbage-to-power plant project

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Australia-based Trisun International Development on Wednesday organized a seminar in HCMC to tout a US$400 million project to turn garbage to power. Gavin Holland, technology director of the firm, said at the even...

From Gangs to Gardens: How Community Agriculture Transformed Quesada Avenue

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From Gangs to Gardens: How Community Agriculture Transformed Quesada Avenue

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In 2002, two neighbors armed with spades and seeds changed everything for crime-addled Quesada Avenue in San Francisco's Bayview-Hunters Point area. The street had been ground zero for the area's drug trade and its...

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...