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‘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 ...

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...

Exercisers Burn Energy While Creating it

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Exercisers Burn Energy While Creating it

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Green gyms use equipment designed to make electricity

Technology Comes to the Rescue of Baby Girls in India

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Technology Comes to the Rescue of Baby Girls in India

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Female foeticide is an issue which our country has grappled with for ages. The gender composition in India has worsened over time. Demographically, though the ratio has increased from 927 females per 1000 males to ...

Prom Queen Gives Her Crown to Special Needs Student

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Prom Queen Gives Her Crown to Special Needs Student

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When the junior class at Riverton High School in Riverton, Utah, crowned their queen at the junior class prom, they thought the 2014 prom queen was in the school’s record books for good. Little did they know that...

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 ...

Urban beekeeping keeps cities healthy

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Urban beekeeping keeps cities healthy

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“We need bees for the future of our cities and urban living,” Noah Wilson-Rich said at TEDxBoston. Wilson-Rich completed his Ph.D. in honeybee health in 2005. In 2006, honeybees started disappearing. “We don’t e...

Study to cut car fuel usage could decrease running costs and cut carbon emissions

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Study to cut car fuel usage could decrease running costs and cut carbon emissions

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Researchers from the University of Bath are embarking on a new project to achieve a ground breaking 35 per cent reduction in car fuel usage that will decrease running costs and cut carbon emissions. The team has ...

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...

New hope for anxiety disorders as scientists identify key protein

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New hope for anxiety disorders as scientists identify key protein

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The findings of a new study could pave the way for new treatment for anxiety disorders. This latest study by University of Bristol researchers has identified a specific protein that appears to be critically impor...

Now At Your Local Gas Pump: Algae Oil

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Now At Your Local Gas Pump: Algae Oil

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A new source for biodiesel is making its debut at some San Francisco gas stations. Will algae be able to prove itself as a fuel alternative? For years we’ve been hearing about the promise of crude oil derived ...

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...

Drug offers hope for treating muscular dystrophy

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Drug offers hope for treating muscular dystrophy

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A drug that can boost muscle strength in mice shows promise as a possible treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, research suggests. The work could one day lead to a daily pill to treat all patients with the mu...

This Is Your Brain on Kale

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This Is Your Brain on Kale

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The frenzy over kale has turned from foodie buzz to eater roar. Around the country everyone is talking about kale. As a physician, nothing could please me more. Kale represents an important lesson for all us eaters...

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 ...

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...

Flood-Tolerant Rice Plants Can Also Survive Drought!

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Flood-Tolerant Rice Plants Can Also Survive Drought!

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Rice, which is sensitive to drought due to its high water requirement, is particularly vulnerable to how global climate change is altering the frequency and magnitude of floods and droughts. If rice plants' combined ...

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...

Plant sunflowers and help solve an unfinished Turing experiment

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Plant sunflowers and help solve an unfinished Turing experiment

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1+1+2+3+5+8+13+21+34+55+89+144 Recognise that sequence of numbers? It is called the ‘Fibonacci phyllotaxis’ and computer pioneer Alan Turing was working to solve a mathematical riddle that he worked on before ...

The Solvable Problem of Energy Poverty

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The Solvable Problem of Energy Poverty

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The United Nations’ goals for fighting extreme poverty—an effort being assessed at a summit this week in New York—will fall short unless nations also work to bring electricity and modern, safe cooking technology to...