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Windstalk – an alternative to Wind Turbines?

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Windstalk – an alternative to Wind Turbines?

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Wind turbines are an increasingly popular way to generate clean energy with large-scale wind farms springing up all over the world. However, many residents near proposed wind farm sites have raised concerns over the ...

Mozambique’s war-hit Gorongosa park slowly recovers

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Mozambique’s war-hit Gorongosa park slowly recovers

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By Johannes Myburgh (AFP) GORONGOSA NATIONAL PARK, Mozambique — As warthogs play in the mud behind him, park ranger Charles Pereira Aranje scans the savannah for poachers, while waterbuck and reedbuck antelopes g...

Worker Ants Could Inspire High-Tech Tools

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Worker Ants Could Inspire High-Tech Tools

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Ants in the Panamanian rain forest could inspire high-tech tools of the future that are strong and can withstand fracture. During the course of his work, University of Oregon research scientist Robert Schofield also...

US to make profit from bailouts, Treasury says

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US to make profit from bailouts, Treasury says

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The US will make a profit from bailing out the nation's banks and carmakers at the height of the financial crisis, the Treasury Department has said. The bank bailouts may result in a return of $2bn (£1.3bn), the T...

Indonesia, Malaysia To Cooperate In Tackling Illegal Logging

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Indonesia, Malaysia To Cooperate In Tackling Illegal Logging

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JAKARTA, Oct 19 (Bernama) -- Indonesia is ready to have talks with Malaysia on bilateral trade in timber amid increased allegations that the neigbouring state had been receiving Indonesian timber from illegal logg...

How Carbon Credits are Saving Lives in Kenya

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How Carbon Credits are Saving Lives in Kenya

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The Skype connection to Kenya crackles. Mikkel Vestergaard Frandsen, the 38-year-old CEO of a Swiss company that bears his family name, tried to make himself heard. His excitement is palpable. "Watching this u...

From Sitting In to Taking Over: A Worker-Owned Cooperative at Republic Windows and Doors

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From Sitting In to Taking Over: A Worker-Owned Cooperative at Republic Windows and Doors

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Once a symbol of worker mistreatment and the failures of the financial system, the famous Chicago factory may soon be run cooperatively by its workers. First, they occupied the factory to get their wages from the...

Fuel efficiency: US and car makers agree to new standard

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Fuel efficiency: US and car makers agree to new standard

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Major carmakers have agreed new fuel efficiency standards proposed by the Obama administration in an effort to end the dominance of gas guzzlers. They have agreed that by 2025, cars and light trucks sold in the ...

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...

Scientists find ‘better way’ to grow adult stem cells

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Scientists find ‘better way’ to grow adult stem cells

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A new plastic surface which overcomes the difficulties associated with growing adult stem cells has been developed, according to scientists. Standard surfaces have proved limited for growing large amounts and retai...

Brazil judge blocks Amazon Belo Monte dam

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Brazil judge blocks Amazon Belo Monte dam

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A Brazilian judge has blocked plans to build a huge hydro-electric dam in the Amazon rainforest because of environmental concerns. Federal judge Ronaldo Desterro said environmental requirements to build the Belo Mo...

Brain waves from thoughts of sounds used to move cursor

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Brain waves from thoughts of sounds used to move cursor

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A cursor on a computer screen can be controlled using thoughts about a range of vowel sounds, research has found. Brain signals have been translated into motion or even pictures before, but the current research show...

Top 100: The most influential people in armed violence reduction

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Top 100: The most influential people in armed violence reduction

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This excellent list includes long time friend of PositiveTV - Steve Killelea – Founder and Executive Chairman of the Institute for Economics and Peace (creator of the Global Peace Index) - Well Done Steve! In 2011,...

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...

EU bans BASF pesticide over bee health fears

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EU bans BASF pesticide over bee health fears

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union added a pesticide made by German chemical firm BASF to its blacklist of substances suspected of playing a role in declining bee populations. Member governments banned the ...

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...

Protests Shut Down Monsanto in Davis CA.

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Protests Shut Down Monsanto in Davis CA.

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A coalition of activist organizations demonstrating at the Monsanto office in Davis CA. successfully caused a shutdown of the multinational chemical and biotech company offices there on on Saturday, March 16. Th...

Steven Glaser, Eco Hero: The green car rally organiser

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Steven Glaser, Eco Hero: The green car rally organiser

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Steven Glaser, 42, started the Bridgestone Eco-Rally in 2007 to showcase and promote environmentally friendly modes of transport, from cars and vans to motorbikes, mopeds and electric push bikes (e-bikes). This ...

Brazil’s forest code debate may determine fate of the Amazon rainforest

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Brazil’s forest code debate may determine fate of the Amazon rainforest

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Brazil's forest code may be about to get an overhaul. The federal code, which presently requires landowners in the Amazon to keep 80 percent of their land forest (20-35% in the cerrado), is widely flouted, but ha...

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...