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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...

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...

Bumblebees prefer stripes and red flowers, research suggests

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Bumblebees prefer stripes and red flowers, research suggests

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This story from the BBC - Advice for all you Gardeners out there! " Gardeners are being encouraged to grow striped flowers to encourage bumblebee populations, after research suggested the insects are most att...

Hammerheads, other sharks protected at fisheries meet

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Hammerheads, other sharks protected at fisheries meet

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PARIS — Half-a-dozen species of endangered sharks hunted on the high seas to satisfy a burgeoning Asian market for sharkfin soup are now protected in the Atlantic, a fisheries group decided Saturday. Scalloped, ...

True Faith: George Michael releases New Order cover as comeback single in aid of Comic Relief

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True Faith: George Michael releases New Order cover as comeback single in aid of Comic Relief

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Today The Optemist carries this story... George Michael will return to the spotlight with a new single supporting Comic Relief, following his release from prison for crashing his car while under the influence of ...

India’s top court imposes ban on ‘toxic’ pesticide

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India’s top court imposes ban on ‘toxic’ pesticide

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NEW DELHI — India's top court on Friday temporarily banned use of the pesticide endosulfan, which the government has resisted blacklisting despite curbs imposed in 60 other countries over health concerns. India ...

The Great Manchester Health Experiment

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The Great Manchester Health Experiment

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...It uses colour wheel to measure and influence people's happiness! The people of Manchester are being encouraged to take part in a unique and exciting experiment to test, and perhaps influence, the mood of the ...

Young offenders in Scotland train rescued dogs in preparation for rehoming

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Young offenders in Scotland train rescued dogs in preparation for rehoming

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A pioneering programme in Scotland is encouraging young offenders to train rescued dogs, ready for rehoming. from Polmont training rescue dogs from the nearby Dogs Trust West Calder rehoming centre. Paws for Prog...

Michigan Boy Glenn Dixon Fundraises For Domestic Abuse Charity So Women, Kids Don’t ‘Get Beat Up’

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Michigan Boy Glenn Dixon Fundraises For Domestic Abuse Charity So Women, Kids Don’t ‘Get Beat Up’

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One young Michigan boy's simple hobby has turned into a charity effort, fueled by his giving heart. Glenn Dixon, 7, cleans and paints faces on rocks that he collects, and then sells them for a dollar apiece to rai...

Saudi Women Defy Driving Ban

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Saudi Women Defy Driving Ban

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Activists in Saudi Arabia are claiming victory in their protest against a ban on female drivers in the country. A few dozen women got behind the wheel Saturday in their push for easing restrictions on women in the ...

Landmark UN report reveals global gains in development even in poorer nations

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Landmark UN report reveals global gains in development even in poorer nations

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4 November 2010 – The majority of developing countries have made dramatic but underestimated gains in health and education in recent decades, despite the fact that severe inequalities within and between countries r...

Central Africa: four-nation ‘sting’ operation busts wildlife smuggling ring

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Central Africa: four-nation ‘sting’ operation busts wildlife smuggling ring

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Conservationists hail breakthrough in regional co-operation to fight illegal traffic in ivory, parrots, skins and live animals. Sting operations by wildlife activists in central Africa have broken up highly organis...

Good news for charity: Sir Richard Branson and Ronan Keating to swim Irish Sea for Cancer Research UK

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Good news for charity: Sir Richard Branson and Ronan Keating to swim Irish Sea for Cancer Research UK

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It's going to be quite a challenge but Sir Richard Branson and Ronan Keating are preparing to captain a relay team to swim the Irish Sea - with the aim of setting a new Guinness World Record and raising £1million f...

Microloan Foundation attempts world record for longest line of pennies

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Microloan Foundation attempts world record for longest line of pennies

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A world record-breaking attempt for the longest line of pennies is to help poor women in Africa start their own businesses. The Guinness World Record for the longest line of coins ever laid is currently held by F...

Apparel exporters to end child labour, cleanse supply

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Apparel exporters to end child labour, cleanse supply

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AHMEDABAD: Censured for engaging child labour by gloabl apparel brands, the Indian apparel export industry has decided to adopt zero tolerance on child labour and cleanse the supply chain. The extensive auditing...

Maryland state senate passes gay marriage bill

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Maryland state senate passes gay marriage bill

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A bill that would legalise gay marriage in the US state of Maryland has been approved in the state Senate, less than a week after it passed the state House. The bill, which will become law when signed by Governor ...

South Korea Swears in First Woman President

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South Korea Swears in First Woman President

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SEOUL — South Korea has inaugurated its first female president. She is Park Geun-hye, the daughter of a former president with a controversial legacy. Before a crowd of 70,000 people, Madame Park Geun-hye, dressed i...

UN launches $40bn woman and child health plan

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UN launches $40bn woman and child health plan

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The UN has launched a $40bn (£25.5bn) health initiative aimed at saving the lives of 16 million women and children over the next five years. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said women and children "play a crucial r...

Color Changing Bandages Warn Patients Of Infection

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Color Changing Bandages Warn Patients Of Infection

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Scientists at the Fraunhofer Research Institution (EMFT) in Munich have developed an indicator dye that can be integrated into the dressings and plaster used to treat cuts and abrasions.