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Discovery gives hope for efficient, flexible, inexpensive plastic solar cells

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Discovery gives hope for efficient, flexible, inexpensive plastic solar cells

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Silicon-based solar cells, by far the most prevalent type of solar cell available today, might provide clean, green energy but they are bulky, rigid and expensive to produce. Organic (carbon-based) semiconductors ar...

Conservationists Working to Protect Endangered African Manatees

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Conservationists Working to Protect Endangered African Manatees

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Conservationists in West Africa are working with local fishermen to protect endangered African manatees, which are an important part of both the environment and local folk lore. The distinctive sound can be hear...

Thief returns stolen hammer to store with apology decades after theft

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Thief returns stolen hammer to store with apology decades after theft

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An anonymous thief sent an envelope of cash to a family-owned supply store in western Pennsylvania to pay for a hammer stolen decades ago. The cash arrived at Central Contractors Supply Co. in Johnstown, with a h...

Fruit and veg diet provides a healthier glow than the sun, study suggests

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Fruit and veg diet provides a healthier glow than the sun, study suggests

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Eating a healthy diet rich in fruit and vegetables gives you a more healthy golden glow than the sun, say scientists. The new research, by psychologists at the University of St Andrews, suggests that instead of hi...

Flying less is more, say businesses – WWF

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Flying less is more, say businesses – WWF

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New research published today by WWF suggests that, following the recession, businesses are making a permanent commitment to fly less. Nearly half of UK businesses said that they had cut business flights over the...

A bluebell wood in full flower is a true assault on the senses

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A bluebell wood in full flower is a true assault on the senses

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As the Bluebell's begin to flower in the UK, This article from the Guardian.. Wander down to a wood in April or early May and it's likely that you'll be confronted by a wonderful sight. A carpet of blue will stret...

Early nutrition has a long-term metabolic impact

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Early nutrition has a long-term metabolic impact

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Nutrition during the first days or weeks of life may have long-term consequences on health, potentially via a phenomenon known as the metabolic programming effect, according to a study to be presented at the Pediat...

Bolivia Set to Pass Historic ‘Law of Mother Earth’ Which Will Grant Nature Equal Rights to Humans

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Bolivia Set to Pass Historic ‘Law of Mother Earth’ Which Will Grant Nature Equal Rights to Humans

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With the cooperation of politicians and grassroots organizations, Bolivia is set to pass the Law of Mother Earth which will grant nature the same rights and protections as humans. The piece of legislation, call...

Shell case echoes call to eradicate ecocide

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Shell case echoes call to eradicate ecocide

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After years of struggle, Shell is finally being held legally accountable for the damage it has caused in the Niger delta where it is estimated up to 10 million gallons of oil has been leaked. ...

Cheap and quick green roofs

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Cheap and quick green roofs

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Rooftop rain gardens are relatively inexpensive and can hold large amounts of water. And if the authorities accept a recommendation by an expert panel on floods to mandate that all buildings have these green roofs, ...

Meditation finds an ommm in the office

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Meditation finds an ommm in the office

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Not long ago, a CEO who openly practised meditation in the office might be considered weird, and a manager who urged employees to train their minds to be more self-aware on the job would be suspect. But that’s ...

RESURGENCE 50: ONE EARTH, ONE HUMANITY, ONE FUTURE

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RESURGENCE 50: ONE EARTH, ONE HUMANITY, ONE FUTURE

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Positive TV are looking forward to partnering with Resurgence and Ecologist Magazine to cover The Resurgence 50, One Earth, One Humanity, One Future conference from 22nd September to 25th September at The Worcester Co...

Red Cross volunteers come to the aid of Devon villagers following fire near gas cylinders

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Red Cross volunteers come to the aid of Devon villagers following fire near gas cylinders

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Volunteers have come to the rescue of around 200 residents in Devon, forced to flee their homes after a house fire broke out near dangerously flammable gas cylinders. The Red Cross fire and emergency support serv...

UN to create panel of biodiversity experts

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UN to create panel of biodiversity experts

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The UN General Assembly agreed to form a panel of international experts on biodiversity in a resolution approved on Monday. The resolution is an important step towards the implementation of the Intergovernmental P...

Green Jobs Don’t Break Windows

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Green Jobs Don’t Break Windows

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Debunking the Notion that Creating Green Jobs is Bad for the Economy A newly released study suggested that upholding the new, stricter EPA Clean Air Act rules would create a slew of new jobs -- something along the ...

Genetically Modified Fungus Could Fight Malaria, Reduce DDT Use

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Genetically Modified Fungus Could Fight Malaria, Reduce DDT Use

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LONDON -- In a cramped London laboratory filled with test tubes, bacteria and mosquitoes, scientists are trying to engineer a new weapon in the battle against malaria: a mutant fungus. For years, Angray Kang at W...

Buffalo being returned to Montana tribes

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Buffalo being returned to Montana tribes

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(Reuters) - For the first time in nearly 140 years, the Indian tribes of northeastern Montana are preparing for the return of wild buffalo that are descended from herds that once thundered across the vast American Wes...

Serengeti road cancelled

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Serengeti road cancelled

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In what is a victory for environmentalists, scientists, tourism, and the largest land migration on Earth, the Tanzanian government has cancelled a road that would have cut through the northern portion of the Sereng...

Toyota breaks out of China’s rare earth shackles

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Toyota breaks out of China’s rare earth shackles

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If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. And if you can’t join ‘em, innovate. That’s what Toyota Motor Corp. is doing as it develops an alternative technology that could trivialize China’s stranglehold on the supply of r...

New biomass-powered train to travel at 130 m.p.h.

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New biomass-powered train to travel at 130 m.p.h.

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If the Twin Cities-based Coalition for Sustainable Rail (CSR) has anything to do with it, trains will soon run carbon-neutral. This week, the Coalition, a project of the University of Minnesota’s Institute on Envir...