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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, ...

5 Easy Ways to Start Conserving at Home

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5 Easy Ways to Start Conserving at Home

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You can help your state avoid an energy crisis like California experienced simply by implementing a few common sense changes in your home. Get your family involved and other energy efficient changes will follow nat...

Tesla Roadster Owner Logs 40,000 Miles In One Year

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Tesla Roadster Owner Logs 40,000 Miles In One Year

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A German stockbroker's love for his electric car has earned him distinction as one of the highest mileage Tesla owners in Europe. Hansjorg von Gemmingen drives his electric blue car almost every day and can't imag...

China sets up rare earth body to streamline the sector

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China sets up rare earth body to streamline the sector

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China has set up a rare earth association in a bid to streamline the sector’s development, as it continues to face criticism over its policies. Beijing has imposed quotas on exports of rare earth elements, a move whi...

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 ...

Groundbreaking method enables small farmers to grow more food with less water

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Groundbreaking method enables small farmers to grow more food with less water

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WASHINGTON, D.C- International relief and development organization Oxfam America joined WWF- International and Africare to bring attention to a groundbreaking method of rice farming known as the System of Rice Inte...

World’s largest preserve forming in Africa

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World’s largest preserve forming in Africa

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Five nations in Africa have come together to create the world’s largest conservation area for wildlife. Elephants have no respect for lines on a map, especially the artificial national boundaries established by E...

Renewable distributed electricity generation to triple by 2017

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Renewable distributed electricity generation to triple by 2017

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Annual global installations of renewable distributed electricity generation will nearly triple between 2012 and 2017 says Pike Research. The research group’s “Renewable Distributed Energy Generation” report projec...

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...

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...

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 ...

New attitudes to Hemp enable an agricultural comeback

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New attitudes to Hemp enable an agricultural comeback

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With an ever-changing need worldwide for different products over the centuries, agriculture moves on with demand. Some crops, for a variety of reasons, became less favorable to farmers and were not produced in many...

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...

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...

Earth Hour 2012 – WWF searches for a champion community to lead UK switch off on March 31

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Earth Hour 2012 – WWF searches for a champion community to lead UK switch off on March 31

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The World Wide Fund for Nature  is on the search for a champion community to lead the UK switch off for Earth Hour. WWF's Earth Hour is a simple idea that's quickly turned into a global phenomenon - hundreds of mi...

VisitWoods.org.uk: UK’s first interactive website to find your nearest woodland – and enjoy the arrival of Spring

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VisitWoods.org.uk: UK’s first interactive website to find your nearest woodland – and enjoy the arrival of Spring

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It's been a winter of some of the heaviest snowfalls on record, but Spring has sprung and people are being urged to use the UK's first interactive website to make the most of its arrival. VisitWoods.org.uk has b...

Green Practices Study: Littering, Smoking, Gas Guzzling Are Now Frowned Upon

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Green Practices Study: Littering, Smoking, Gas Guzzling Are Now Frowned Upon

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Littering was seen as being more embarrassing than cheating on your taxes, according to a new poll of 1,105 Americans. What does this mean? Being eco-friendly is no longer considered a fringe activity limited to a...

Sierra Leone creates rainforest park

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Sierra Leone creates rainforest park

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Sierra Leone, one of Africa's poorest countries, today announced the establishment of Gola Rainforest National Park (GRNP), an area of forest home to chimpanzees, a key population of pygmy hippo, and hundreds of b...

Here comes trouble: the return of the wild boar to Britain

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Here comes trouble: the return of the wild boar to Britain

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As the animals have re-emerged, our attitude to them has grown increasingly capricious. People now living cheek by jowl with these 150kg barrels of muscle and hair tell their stories Walking through the forest, ...

Solar Panels To Be Installed On ‘Roof of the World’

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Solar Panels To Be Installed On ‘Roof of the World’

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The installation will generate decades of clean electricity for thousands of residents of the Tibetan Plateau. Chek Kang village in the Sangri County, Shannan Prefecture, Tibet, will soon be home to one of the high...