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This 13-Year-Old Indigenous Girl Has Been Nominated for a Global Peace Prize

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This 13-Year-Old Indigenous Girl Has Been Nominated for a Global Peace Prize

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Autumn Peltier already has years of advocacy behind her. She’s met the prime minister, she’s attended the Assembly of First Nations Annual General Assembly and she’s marched on the highway in the name of water protect...

Cinema du Desert

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Cinema du Desert

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Positive TV love Cinema du Desert,  a Solar Mobile Cinema that travels overland bringing free cinema, play and joy to some of the most remote areas of the planet. They screen eco-awareness documentaries and cartoo...

Poem by Dr Clarissa Pinkola Estes – We are made for these times.

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Poem by Dr Clarissa Pinkola Estes – We are made for these times.

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By Clarissa Pinkola Estes, American poet, post-trauma specialist and Jungian psychoanalyst, author of Women Who Run With the Wolves. My friends, do not lose heart. We were made for these times. I have heard from so m...

World’s Biggest Page Turner

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World’s Biggest Page Turner

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Prestigious award given to school children creating 120 sq ft book about peace, featuring entries from the Dalai Lama and Nelson Mandela

China reaches panda ‘target’ number

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China reaches panda ‘target’ number

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China says it has perfected the difficult task of getting giant pandas to reproduce in captivity, a step closer to reintroducing the bears into the wild. Scientists at the Chengdu Panda Breeding Research Center h...

Haiti’s presidential poll offers ‘historic opportunity’ for country, Ban says

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Haiti’s presidential poll offers ‘historic opportunity’ for country, Ban says

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A day before Haitians head to the polls to vote for a new president, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged them to “take full advantage of this historic opportunity to shape the future of their country.” The former f...

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...

How social media could be usefully used to track flu outbreaks and rainfall rates

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How social media could be usefully used to track flu outbreaks and rainfall rates

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Researchers are investigating whether social media could be used to track an event or phenomenon, such as flu outbreaks and rainfall rates. Social networks, such as Facebook and microblogging services like Twitte...

New smartphone app lets users text ‘eyes-free’

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New smartphone app lets users text ‘eyes-free’

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For visually impaired iPhone users, text messaging poses a definite problem. Voice recognition software may help, but what to do when a message needs to be a bit more discreet? Now, thanks to researchers at the G...

Syria Declares Eid Cease-Fire

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Syria Declares Eid Cease-Fire

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The Syrian army says it will suspend military operations to mark the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, declaring a cease-fire from Friday morning to Monday but adding that it reserves the right to respond to rebel attack...

Sensemaking / The Intergenerational Organisation

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Sensemaking / The Intergenerational Organisation

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As people live and work for longer, by the year 2020 it will be common to have as many as 4 or even 5 generations working alongside each other, each with different needs and expectations. Millennials are expect...

Garlic could help people with high blood pressure, University of Adelaide study finds

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Garlic could help people with high blood pressure, University of Adelaide study finds

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Researchers in Australia have found that garlic extract may be helpful for people already being treated for high blood pressure. The study by the University of Adelaide looked at the effects of aged garlic extra...

UN to create panel of biodiversity experts

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UN to create panel of biodiversity experts

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The UN General Assembly agreed to form a panel of international experts on biodiversity in a resolution approved on Monday. The resolution is an important step towards the implementation of the Intergovernmental P...

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...

Fighting blindness in the Third World

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Fighting blindness in the Third World

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Thanks to the persistent and ingenuity of two doctors, Sanduk Ruit and Geoff Tabin, victims of cataract in the Third world now move toward a future of regaining sight. Cataract, which is the clouding of the cryst...

New plasma “brush” may mean painless cavity filling

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New plasma “brush” may mean painless cavity filling

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We've been keeping an eye on efforts to make the dreaded dentist's drill a thing of the past for some time, and now there's more good news on the horizon for the cavity-prone (and pain-phobic). Engineers at the Univ...

Burma’s Opposition Party Wins By-Election in Landslide

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Burma’s Opposition Party Wins By-Election in Landslide

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Democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi declared a "new era" for Burma Monday, after her party claimed a landslide victory in Sunday's parliamentary by-elections. Although official results could take days, the opposi...

A New Ingeniously Designed Shelter For Refugees—Made By Ikea

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A New Ingeniously Designed Shelter For Refugees—Made By Ikea

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Today, the best shelter we can usually offer the world’s tens of millions of refugees is a tent. So the folks who make your bookcase (and bed, and table) have designed a cheap, solar-powered hut that only takes four h...

Government launches £4.2m urban tree-planting plan

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Government launches £4.2m urban tree-planting plan

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A £4.2m scheme to plant one million trees over the next four years has been unveiled by the government. It will see trees planted in urban areas of England that need them most, in the first government tree-plantin...

Egypt’s Mubarak resigns as leader

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Egypt’s Mubarak resigns as leader

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Hosni Mubarak has stepped down as president of Egypt, after weeks of protest in Cairo and other cities. The news was greeted with a huge outburst of joy and celebration by thousands in Cairo's Tahrir Square - the he...