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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...

World’s largest preserve forming in Africa

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World’s largest preserve forming in Africa

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Five nations in Africa have come together to create the world’s largest conservation area for wildlife. Elephants have no respect for lines on a map, especially the artificial national boundaries established by E...

Why dolphins and whales are even cleverer than we thought.

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Why dolphins and whales are even cleverer than we thought.

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Towards the end of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series, the dolphins abandon Earth for another dimension with the farewell message: “So long, and thanks for all the fish.” While the intelligence of many wha...

Fungus out! The frog resistance is here

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Fungus out! The frog resistance is here

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FROGS across Australia and the US may be recovering from a fungal disease that has devastated populations around the world. "It's happening across a number of species," says Michael Mahony at the University of Newc...

Pajama set knows babies better than parents

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Pajama set knows babies better than parents

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Once a baby starts screaming, parents and caretakers are faced with the most difficult task of all: to figure out what’s wrong and stop the crying as soon as possible. But now there’s a new onesie outfit that can...

Nature Creates Buffer Against Climate Change – official!

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Nature Creates Buffer Against Climate Change – official!

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Something I think we all knew... The most extensive study ever of biodiversity confirms what scientists have long believed, that natural ecosystems are healthier and more resilient when they support a large varie...

Pay It Forward Bracelets: A small idea for a big change

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Pay It Forward Bracelets: A small idea for a big change

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Some people feel that their ability to change to world for the better is miniscule. They feel that they lack either time or money or a platform from which to manifest this change. Charley Johnson wants to change all...

Beetroot juice could help the elderly or lung patients, research suggests

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Beetroot juice could help the elderly or lung patients, research suggests

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New research into the health benefits of beetroot juice suggests it's not only athletes who can benefit from its performance enhancing properties - it could help the elderly or people with heart or lung-conditions ...

Family meals might help kids keep a healthy weight, say US researchers

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Family meals might help kids keep a healthy weight, say US researchers

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Kids who sit down to eat with their families are less likely to be overweight and eat unhealthy foods, according to U.S. researchers who call for more shared meals. In the first report to combine all existing studi...

Millions of Chinese to benefit from Southampton University hearing test

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Millions of Chinese to benefit from Southampton University hearing test

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A new hearing screening test developed by the University of Southampton could help the estimated 100 million people suffering from hearing loss in China. The test was developed by the university's Institute of So...

Fish-eaters show lower risk of preterm birth

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Fish-eaters show lower risk of preterm birth

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(Reuters Health) - Among pregnant women at high risk of preterm birth, those who eat fish a few times a week may be less likely to deliver early, a new study finds. Whether fish itself helps prevent preterm del...

New hope for bipolar patients: Mood swings can be predicted from their behaviour, study finds

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New hope for bipolar patients: Mood swings can be predicted from their behaviour, study finds

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The future mood swings of people with bipolar disorder can be predicted by their current thoughts and behaviour, a study has found. Psychologists from the Universities of Manchester and Lancaster say their findin...

Bumblebees prefer stripes and red flowers, research suggests

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Bumblebees prefer stripes and red flowers, research suggests

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This story from the BBC - Advice for all you Gardeners out there! " Gardeners are being encouraged to grow striped flowers to encourage bumblebee populations, after research suggested the insects are most att...

Diversifying Crops May Protect Yields Against A More Variable Climate

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Diversifying Crops May Protect Yields Against A More Variable Climate

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Here's an interesting Article from seed daily, that seems to suggest that if farmers actually returned to proper farming, things would be safer for us all! Like this actually is news to anybody??! A survey of how f...

Nations agree on historic UN pact on sharing benefits of world’s genetic resources

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Nations agree on historic UN pact on sharing benefits of world’s genetic resources

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After nearly two decades of debate, governments from around the world today agreed to a new United Nations treaty on managing the planet’s wealth of genetic resources – from animals to plants to fungi – more fairly a...

Macedonia plants 7 million trees to revive its forests

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Macedonia plants 7 million trees to revive its forests

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Skopje: Macedonians took a day off work on Friday to plant seven million trees as part of a project started in 2008 to revive fire-ravaged forests in the landlocked Balkan country. "The main goal of the 'Plant to...

Japan Considers End to Antarctic Whaling

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Japan Considers End to Antarctic Whaling

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For the first time, officials from Japan's fisheries agency have publicly floated the prospect of ending that country's whaling program in the Antarctic. According to the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper, the Fisheries ...

Female scientist Natalia Avseenko dives into sea naked in Northern Russia to tame beluga whales

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Female scientist Natalia Avseenko dives into sea naked in Northern Russia to tame beluga whales

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Two whales have been tamed in the Arctic Circle, by  a female scientist who stripped off and went underwater naked. Thirty-six-year-old Natalia Avseenko braved sub-zero temperatures to reach the beluga whales in ...

‘Critical habitat’ set aside in Alaska for polar bears

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‘Critical habitat’ set aside in Alaska for polar bears

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(CNN) -- The setting aside of 187,000 square miles in Alaska as "critical habitat" for polar bears could have an impact on oil and gas drilling, federal and environmental officials said Wednesday. The U.S. Fish ...

Solar Panels To Be Installed On ‘Roof of the World’

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Solar Panels To Be Installed On ‘Roof of the World’

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The installation will generate decades of clean electricity for thousands of residents of the Tibetan Plateau. Chek Kang village in the Sangri County, Shannan Prefecture, Tibet, will soon be home to one of the high...