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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...

Greenpeace calls for zero deforestation globally by 2020

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Greenpeace calls for zero deforestation globally by 2020

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Greenpeace reiterated its call for an end to deforestation in Brazil by 2015 and globally by 2020 during its launch of an awareness-raising expedition down the Amazon River aboard the Rainbow Warrior. "Brazil is...

New hope for HIV: Researchers develop effective AIDS vaccine for monkeys

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New hope for HIV: Researchers develop effective AIDS vaccine for monkeys

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Researchers have developed a potential HIV vaccine in monkeys that may eventually lead to protection for humans. The team at Oregon Health & Science University's Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute, produced a...

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...

Green entrepreneurs sought for Postcode Lottery Green Challenge competition

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Green entrepreneurs sought for Postcode Lottery Green Challenge competition

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An initiative which has reduced 10,000 tonnes of carbon emissions in the UK is seeking the next big carbon cutting idea, to reward it with a £440,000 boost. The Postcode Lottery Green Challenge 2011 offers fundin...

Common Pond Algae Can Sequester High-Level Radioactive Waste (Strontium-90)

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Common Pond Algae Can Sequester High-Level Radioactive Waste (Strontium-90)

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Closterium Moniliferum VS. Radioactive Strontium-90 One of the problems of dealing with nuclear waste is that the more dangerous byproducts are often mixed in with low-level waste, and it can be very complex to s...

How social media could be usefully used to track flu outbreaks and rainfall rates

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How social media could be usefully used to track flu outbreaks and rainfall rates

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Researchers are investigating whether social media could be used to track an event or phenomenon, such as flu outbreaks and rainfall rates. Social networks, such as Facebook and microblogging services like Twitte...

World’s First Hybrid Tugboat Reduces Emissions at California Ports

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World’s First Hybrid Tugboat Reduces Emissions at California Ports

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Carbon emissions at sea have received more attention over the last decade. Ports, especially, can have a negative impact on air quality in the populated areas that surround them. The many emissions sources at por...

Palm oil deal aims to save forests and carbon

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Palm oil deal aims to save forests and carbon

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A major palm oil producer is joining forces with environmental campaigners in a bid to ramp up forest protection. The giant Indonesian company Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) has agreed to work within new standards aime...

Muslim doctors promote harmony with free clinic

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Muslim doctors promote harmony with free clinic

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ANDERSON TOWNSHIP – Robert Bowling has diabetes, high blood pressure and gout, and has been unable to work since 2002. At Thanksgiving 2009, when he had to be rushed to the emergency room at Mercy Hospital Anderso...

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...

India sets in motion the world’s biggest food subsidy program

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India sets in motion the world’s biggest food subsidy program

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DELHI — With less than a year left for national elections, the government of India is out to appease the country’s poor. Earlier this month, the government used its emergency powers to force through the Food Secur...

PepsiCo Will Switch To 100 Percent Plant-Based Bottle

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PepsiCo Will Switch To 100 Percent Plant-Based Bottle

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Using plant-based, fully renewable resources, the company plans to manufacture a beverage container with a significantly reduced carbon footprint.

Designers introduce DIY coffee-based batteries at the 2010 Vienna Design Week.

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Designers introduce DIY coffee-based batteries at the 2010 Vienna Design Week.

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Showcasing their recent project, the Nespresso Capsules, Vienna designers Katharina Mischer and Thomas Traxler of Mischer'Traxler recently participated in the 2010 Vienna Design Week. The Nespresso Capsules  encour...

Hammerheads, other sharks protected at fisheries meet

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Hammerheads, other sharks protected at fisheries meet

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PARIS — Half-a-dozen species of endangered sharks hunted on the high seas to satisfy a burgeoning Asian market for sharkfin soup are now protected in the Atlantic, a fisheries group decided Saturday. Scalloped, ...

Bamboo Bike “BamBike” Strives To Make Philippines Less Polluted

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Bamboo Bike “BamBike” Strives To Make Philippines Less Polluted

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How can you make a green form of transportation even greener? Bryan McClelland may have the answer: bamboo bikes. McClelland has created the BamBike, a bicycle made out of bamboo. The bicycles are made in Manila, P...

Phone Recycler Ready for Massive Verizon iPhone Switch

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Phone Recycler Ready for Massive Verizon iPhone Switch

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After months of speculation, the coveted iPhone 4 is now available through Verizon. Market observers believe that Verizon could sell as many as 25 million of these gadgets in 2011 alone, as almost one-third of the...

World Bank proposes road to save Serengeti migration

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World Bank proposes road to save Serengeti migration

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(Reuters) - The World Bank has offered Tanzania an alternative to stop a major road project across the Serengeti national park that conservationists say threatens one of Africa's biggest wildlife spectacles. Con...

British rivers ‘healthiest for 20 years’

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British rivers ‘healthiest for 20 years’

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LONDON — The renaissance of Britain's rivers was underlined on Tuesday when waterways once considered polluted to death were revealed as teeming with life. Among the list of the 10 most improved rivers published...

Monks’ weather records could help scientists improve climate forecasts

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Monks’ weather records could help scientists improve climate forecasts

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Details of weather records taken from monks' diaries are helping scientists verify Europe's climate over 500 years. Researchers hope the study will help improve climate forecasts. Scientists compared data from hi...