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Deforestation in Africa’s Congo Basin rainforest slows

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Deforestation in Africa’s Congo Basin rainforest slows

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Tree loss in one of the world's largest rainforests has slowed, a study suggests. Satellite images of Africa's Congo Basin reveal that deforestation has fallen by about a third since 2000. Researchers believe this...

Top 100: The most influential people in armed violence reduction

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Top 100: The most influential people in armed violence reduction

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This excellent list includes long time friend of PositiveTV - Steve Killelea – Founder and Executive Chairman of the Institute for Economics and Peace (creator of the Global Peace Index) - Well Done Steve! In 2011,...

Shale Shocked: Sharp Rise In U.S. Earthquakes Directly Linked To Fracking Wastewater Reinjection

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Shale Shocked: Sharp Rise In U.S. Earthquakes Directly Linked To Fracking Wastewater Reinjection

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Distant Quakes Trigger Tremors at U.S. Waste-Injection Sites This post excerpts the releases for two new important articles in the journal Science. The first is “Enhanced Remote Earthquake Triggering at Fluid-Inj...

‘Giving With Purpose’ Online Course Featuring Warren Buffett Will Let Students Give Money Away

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‘Giving With Purpose’ Online Course Featuring Warren Buffett Will Let Students Give Money Away

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OMAHA, Neb. -- A free online course that starts Monday will offer students the chance to learn about giving from Warren Buffett and help decide how to spend more than $100,000 of his sister's money. More than 4,0...

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...

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...

Yuan Yuan, Panda From China, Delivers Cub In Taiwan

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Yuan Yuan, Panda From China, Delivers Cub In Taiwan

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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- A giant panda, one of a pair presented by China four years ago to mark warming ties with Taiwan, has given birth to a female cub at a Taipei zoo, officials said Sunday. The 9-year-old Yuan Yuan ...

Five Reasons Why Urban Farming is the Most Important Movement of our Time

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Five Reasons Why Urban Farming is the Most Important Movement of our Time

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Although there are many other notable initiatives today, the influence of urban farming is uniquely widespread because more people live in cities than rural areas and food is a central necessity that affects everythin...

6 Ways to Give from Your Heart Without Spending a Dime

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6 Ways to Give from Your Heart Without Spending a Dime

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The importance of giving With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we turn our collective focus on gratitude and the importance of giving back. Mother Teresa once said, "If you can't feed a hundred people, then...

From a mine to an art center

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From a mine to an art center

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In Gwangmyung, Gyeonggi Province, a mine that was shut down in 1972 and used to store fermented food, is now being renovated to host musical performances, art exhibits and movie screenings. Gwangmyung City Gover...

Mid Wales MP wants 19th Century child neglect law changes

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Mid Wales MP wants 19th Century child neglect law changes

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A mid Wales MP is bidding to change child neglect laws that date back to the 19th Century, which he claims are now "nonsense". Ceredigion MP Mark Williams wants criminal legislation based on 1868 poor laws to be upd...

Mysterious Voynich manuscript has ‘genuine message’

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Mysterious Voynich manuscript has ‘genuine message’

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The message inside "the world's most mysterious medieval manuscript" has eluded cryptographers, mathematicians and linguists for over a century. And for many, the so-called Voynich book is assumed to be a hoax. ...

Plants ‘do maths’ to control overnight food supplies

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Plants ‘do maths’ to control overnight food supplies

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Plants have a built-in capacity to do maths, which helps them regulate food reserves at night, research suggests. UK scientists say they were "amazed" to find an example of such a sophisticated arithmetic calculation...

Eggs come first as chickens take over our gardens

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Eggs come first as chickens take over our gardens

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Fears about food quality and desire to be close to nature fuel a growing backyard industry in Britain They are the planet's closest living evolutionary link to Tyrannosaurus rex and contribute hugely to our nationa...

How Madison Wisconsin Incentivizes Energy Efficiency in Student Housing

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How Madison Wisconsin Incentivizes Energy Efficiency in Student Housing

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At Focus-UW we are working on persuading off-campus rental property owners to make their housing more energy efficient to create a market of sustainable housing options for students living at University of Wisconsin...

Deer joins Suffolk sheep in Dunwich and Orford Ness

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Deer joins Suffolk sheep in Dunwich and Orford Ness

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A young red deer has joined a flock of sheep on the Suffolk coast and seems to have been adopted. The deer appears to have lost his herd and joined 100 sheep which graze on National Trust land at Dunwich Heath and O...

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 ...

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 ...

Mr. President, Acting On Climate Will Advance Economic Growth And Create Jobs

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Mr. President, Acting On Climate Will Advance Economic Growth And Create Jobs

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by Bill Becker In his first post-election news conference, President Obama made clear that his concern about global climate change will not push the economy and jobs off the top of his priority list. “If...

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...