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The power of connections: India to establish Asia’s largest protected forest

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The power of connections: India to establish Asia’s largest protected forest

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India has stepped up forest conservation efforts in recent years, with a major project underway to establish a large swath of uninterrupted habitat through the designation of additional protected areas and expanding t...

Hong Kong bans trawling to save fish stocks

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Hong Kong bans trawling to save fish stocks

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Hong Kong has banned trawl fishing in its waters, a decision welcomed by conservationists Friday as a crucial move to save fish stocks and revive the city's depleted marine environment. The measure, which is exp...

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...

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

Aussie investor mulls garbage-to-power plant project

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Aussie investor mulls garbage-to-power plant project

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Australia-based Trisun International Development on Wednesday organized a seminar in HCMC to tout a US$400 million project to turn garbage to power. Gavin Holland, technology director of the firm, said at the even...

Nepalese Sherpa Leads Climb to Clean Up Everest

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Nepalese Sherpa Leads Climb to Clean Up Everest

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A Nepalese mountaineer who has climbed Mount Everest more times than any other climber, is leading a new expedition to clean up trash left behind on the world's tallest peak. The Sherpa named Apa and a team of c...

San Jose gets closer to Green Vision goal with 38 electric cars

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San Jose gets closer to Green Vision goal with 38 electric cars

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SAN JOSE -- San Jose and three other Bay Area cities received 50 battery-powered cars in a deal announced Thursday that was hailed as the largest single all-electric municipal fleet vehicle deployment in the countr...

Forest-to-Table is Latest Twist in ‘Eat Local’ Movement

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Forest-to-Table is Latest Twist in ‘Eat Local’ Movement

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The local food movement is growing in the United States. Restaurant owners and families look to nearby farms for fruits, vegetables and meat. Now small forest owners want to join the local food party. They're promo...

Mobile Wind Turbine Could Provide Portable Power On-Call

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Mobile Wind Turbine Could Provide Portable Power On-Call

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The problem with wind farms is that they’re stuck wherever they’ve been stationed. Granted, they’ve been installed in areas that benefit from high wind activity, but what if you had a portable wind farm...

Niger creates Africa’s largest protected reserve

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Niger creates Africa’s largest protected reserve

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This inhospitable-looking landscape is home to some critically endangered species. The Niger government, this month, formally decreed this whole area - the Termit Massif and Tin Toumma desert - to be a national ...

Obama Administration Paves Way for Offshore Wind Power to Take Flight Off Atlantic Coast

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Obama Administration Paves Way for Offshore Wind Power to Take Flight Off Atlantic Coast

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On the heels of yesterday’s good news about progress for offshore wind energy in Massachusetts, today the Obama Administration announced a major new initiative to accelerate the development of clean, offshore wind p...

Sunflowers inspire better concentrated solar power plant design

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Sunflowers inspire better concentrated solar power plant design

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Researchers at MIT and RWTH Aachen University in Germany have developed a design inspired by nature that cuts the amount of land required for a Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) farm, while increasing the amount of sun...

Green entrepreneurs sought for Postcode Lottery Green Challenge competition

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Green entrepreneurs sought for Postcode Lottery Green Challenge competition

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An initiative which has reduced 10,000 tonnes of carbon emissions in the UK is seeking the next big carbon cutting idea, to reward it with a £440,000 boost. The Postcode Lottery Green Challenge 2011 offers fundin...

California says yes to molten solar

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California says yes to molten solar

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The California Energy Commission has approved a permit for SolarReserve to build a 150-megawatt solar plant that uses molten salt to store energy, the company announced Wednesday. The Santa Monica, Calif.-...

China to build National Park to save Siberian Tiger

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China to build National Park to save Siberian Tiger

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We are delighted to hear the plans to build a National Park in China to help save the Siberian Tiger. To find out more visit: http://www.iflscience.com/environment/china-to-build-new-national-park-60-bigger-than...

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...

Good news for mouth ulcer sufferers – honey bees produce wax for treatment

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Good news for mouth ulcer sufferers – honey bees produce wax for treatment

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Honey bees could help treat mouth ulcers - thanks to new research into the healing properties of propolis, a mixture of resin and wax made by bees to seal and sterilise their hives. Its use in medicine and food s...

Coffee, Bananas Grow Together to Fight Climate Change

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Coffee, Bananas Grow Together to Fight Climate Change

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Over the next three to four decades, temperatures in the Great Lakes Region of Central Africa are expected to rise about two degrees Celsius. Scientists say without immediate innovations in farming, crops will be d...

Canada Votes in First Green MP

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Canada Votes in First Green MP

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Elizabeth May, Canada’s Leader of the Green Party, won an historic election on May 2nd.  She is the first ever elected Member of Parliament in Canada for the Green Party.  Despite an overwhelming victory for the Con...

Mother Earth – Jane Goodall

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Mother Earth – Jane Goodall

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Important film from The Inspiration Journey with narration by Jane Goodall “You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide...