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Nature ‘is worth billions’ to UK

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Nature ‘is worth billions’ to UK

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The UK's parks, lakes, forests and wildlife are worth billions of pounds to the economy, says a major report. The health benefits of merely living close to a green space are worth up to £300 per person per year, ...

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...

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...

Algeria plans rapid green energy ramp-up

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Algeria plans rapid green energy ramp-up

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Algeria is aiming to generate 40 per cent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020, energy minister Youcef Yousfi has announced. About 60 renewable energy projects will be launched to give a capacity of ...

Five more Alzheimer’s genes discovered, scientists say

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Five more Alzheimer’s genes discovered, scientists say

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Five more genes which increase the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease have been identified, scientists say. It takes the number of identified genes linked to Alzheimer's to 10 - the new genes affect three bodily...

A fitness device that transforms data into high design

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A fitness device that transforms data into high design

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We live in a data-driven world — one where, if you care about your personal fitness, you are most likely tracking it. It wasn’t long ago that the use of pedometers, heart rate monitors and calorie counters was...

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...

Woman Creates Indoor Garden of Eden

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Woman Creates Indoor Garden of Eden

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It’s a cold winter day and Ruth Kassinger is eating fresh kumquats that she’s just picked from a tree inside her suburban Washington home. The kumquat is among a variety of tropical plants in the sunroom Kassinger ...

Bee Expert Honored with Tyler Environmental Prize

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Bee Expert Honored with Tyler Environmental Prize

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Bees play an important role in agriculture, pollinating crops and providing us with the natural sweetener, honey.  Environmental stresses are taking their tolls on the insects, however, and this year's Tyler Prize ...

Having a positive impact: University of Manchester students clean up their communities

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Having a positive impact: University of Manchester students clean up their communities

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More than 200 students are to take to the streets of south Manchester to clean up their communities - and make a difference. They will take part in the latest stage of Operation Impact, a large scale volunteering...

Summit agrees tiger recovery plan – $300 Fund

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Summit agrees tiger recovery plan – $300 Fund

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Governments of 13 countries where tigers still live have endorsed a plan to save the big cats from extinction. Delegates at a summit in St Petersburg, Russia, agreed to double tiger numbers by 2022. The countries ...

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 ...

Good news for the environment: Researchers optimistic about study into effect of nanoparticles

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Good news for the environment: Researchers optimistic about study into effect of nanoparticles

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Scientists at the University of Birmingham have secured £3 million to study the effects of nanoparticles on the environment for research that could have a positive impact on our environment. The project will focu...

Recycling hotel soap to save lives

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Recycling hotel soap to save lives

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Atlanta (CNN) -- That bar of soap you used once or twice during your last hotel stay might now be helping poor children fight disease. Derreck Kayongo and his Atlanta-based Global Soap Project collect used hotel ...

Rebecca Black Donating ‘Friday’ Proceeds to Japan

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Rebecca Black Donating ‘Friday’ Proceeds to Japan

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YouTube singing star Rebecca Black is using her overnight fame for a good cause. The 13-year-old singer, who touched off a nerve with her budget hit, "Friday," told Us magazine she will donate the profits of her iT...

Concentrating on our lunchtime food reduces afternoon snacking, study finds

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Concentrating on our lunchtime food reduces afternoon snacking, study finds

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Psychologists have discovered that paying great attention to the food we eat at lunchtime can reduce snacking in the afternoon. Their study at the University of Birmingham was carried out with three groups of par...

Our generation is the first in history that can decide whether it’s the last in history

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Our generation is the first in history that can decide whether it’s the last in history

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This press release from our friends at Worldshift... News Alert! Holding On To Our Humanity Waking Up The recent turbulence to sweep the UK, and indeed the world, is a sign of the times in which we live. It ...

Man’s sight is restored by New York doctors fifty five years after childhood accident

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Man’s sight is restored by New York doctors fifty five years after childhood accident

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He was blinded in one eye 55 years ago, but an American man has had his sight restored in what doctors describe as a medical first. The patient was hit in the right eye when he was just eight years of age, detac...

Pop star Justin Bieber encourages Japanese children to look forward to the future after earthquake and tsunami

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Pop star Justin Bieber encourages Japanese children to look forward to the future after earthquake and tsunami

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Canadian pop star Justin Bieber met with Japanese children whose lives have been devastated by an earthquake, tsunami and an ongoing nuclear crisis that has forced thousands of families from their homes. In Japa...

Trees for the Future – Planting Seeds Around the World

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Trees for the Future – Planting Seeds Around the World

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The legendary American Johnny Appleseed secured his place in history for promoting the planting of apple trees throughout the young United States.  Now, more than 200 years later, an environmental organization is d...