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Coastal Trees Help Fight Global Warming

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Coastal Trees Help Fight Global Warming

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A new study says the world's tropical coastal forests store more planet-warming carbon dioxide than almost any other ecosystem. But rapid loss of these forests - known as mangroves - is releasing substantial and p...

Japan nuclear power expansion plans abandoned

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Japan nuclear power expansion plans abandoned

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Japan is to abandon plans to expand its nuclear power industry and make renewables a key part of its energy policy, the prime minister, Naoto Kan, said as the country marked two months since the tsunami disaster. A...

European forests protection backed by a legally binding agreement

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European forests protection backed by a legally binding agreement

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Delegates from 46 different nations have come together and signed a legally binding agreement on forest management. Forest ministers from across Europe have gathered for a three day summit - the sixth Forest Europe...

Japan Considers End to Antarctic Whaling

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Japan Considers End to Antarctic Whaling

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For the first time, officials from Japan's fisheries agency have publicly floated the prospect of ending that country's whaling program in the Antarctic. According to the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper, the Fisheries ...

Women in Saudi Arabia to vote and run in elections

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Women in Saudi Arabia to vote and run in elections

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Women in Saudi Arabia are to be given the right to vote and run in future municipal elections, King Abdullah has announced. He said they would also have the right to be appointed to the consultative Shura Council. ...

Saving Amazonia: Winning the war on deforestation

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Saving Amazonia: Winning the war on deforestation

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By Justin Rowlatt BBC News, Amazonia For years, the story told about the Amazon has been one of destruction - the world's largest rainforest, a region of amazing biodiversity, key to the fight against climate chang...

Wrong-number Call Helps Ohio Woman In Emergency

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Wrong-number Call Helps Ohio Woman In Emergency

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CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio — A woman who called the wrong number when she suffered a stroke still found help a couple of time zones away. Loretta Smith, of Cuyahoga Falls near Akron, felt her right side go numb and fell...

Sleep quality ‘improves with age’

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Sleep quality ‘improves with age’

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The belief that older people tend to suffer worse sleep may be false - in fact the reverse may be true, according to US researchers. A telephone survey of more than 150,000 adults suggested that, apart from a blip...

Burma State Media Offer Praise of Aung San Suu Kyi

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Burma State Media Offer Praise of Aung San Suu Kyi

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Burmese state media have offered rare praise of longtime democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, in an editorial that would have been unthinkable just months ago under the reforming country's strict censorship laws. In...

Damaged Spanish fresco now early favourite for Turner Prize (NOT!)

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Damaged Spanish fresco now early favourite for Turner Prize (NOT!)

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A highly-regarded Spanish fresco that was damaged by an 80 year-old woman is of such quality, officials for the British Turner prize have made it an early front runner for next year’s award. Ecce Homo (Behold the...

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...

Acute oak decline disease prompts £1.1m research effort

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Acute oak decline disease prompts £1.1m research effort

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Project aims to understand distribution and severity of mystery disease causing Britain's oak trees to 'bleed to death' A mystery disease causing Britain's oak trees to "bleed to death" has prompted a £1.1m researc...

Boston Marathon Bombing Victims Are Learning To Run Again

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Boston Marathon Bombing Victims Are Learning To Run Again

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Celeste Corcoran, in her yellow "Boston Strong" hat, navigated her way across the artificial turf on her artificial legs, a volunteer on each arm to keep her upright. O...

Rwanda Remembers

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Rwanda Remembers

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Today the world remembers the victims of the Rwandan genocide, and recognises the inspirational reconciliation process that has drawn a country out of darkness and towards a bright future. The genocide that devasta...

Foraging in Spring.

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Foraging in Spring.

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Some useful tips here from Paul Kirtley for foraging this spring. http://paulkirtley.co.uk/2011/foraging-early-spring-greens/

The Tree Conference highlights vital role of Trees

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The Tree Conference highlights vital role of Trees

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Our favourite environmental blogger Ecohustler reports on The Tree Conference that is taking place in Glastonbury on Saturday 4th November. The Tree Conference – an exciting new venture spearheaded by a collecti...

Declaration on the rights and freedoms of Dolphins and Whales

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Declaration on the rights and freedoms of Dolphins and Whales

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Please take the time to sign this important declaration for the Rights and Freedoms of Dolphins and Whales from the Dolphin Embassy to sign read and sign the declaration please visit: https://www.dolphinembassy.org...

Discovery gives hope for efficient, flexible, inexpensive plastic solar cells

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Discovery gives hope for efficient, flexible, inexpensive plastic solar cells

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Silicon-based solar cells, by far the most prevalent type of solar cell available today, might provide clean, green energy but they are bulky, rigid and expensive to produce. Organic (carbon-based) semiconductors ar...

Kingfishers, otters and ladybirds tell heartening tales from the canal bank

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Kingfishers, otters and ladybirds tell heartening tales from the canal bank

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Sightings of kingfisher, newt and other wildlife show that the waterways are healthy and thriving ecosystems

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.