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UK’s five rarest bumblebees make a comeback

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UK’s five rarest bumblebees make a comeback

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Conservationists say wildlife-friendly farming schemes in Kent and East Sussex have restored habitats that support endangered species

The Solvable Problem of Energy Poverty

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The Solvable Problem of Energy Poverty

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The United Nations’ goals for fighting extreme poverty—an effort being assessed at a summit this week in New York—will fall short unless nations also work to bring electricity and modern, safe cooking technology to...

Escape Shaft Nearly Reaches Chile’s Trapped Miners

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Escape Shaft Nearly Reaches Chile’s Trapped Miners

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SAN JOSE MINE, Chile (Oct. 8) -- Drillers neared the lower reaches of a gold and copper mine where 33 men have been trapped for more than two months, preparing Friday for a breakthrough that would unleash a nationa...

‘Happy Coffins’ Make Funerals Less Grim

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‘Happy Coffins’ Make Funerals Less Grim

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Now for some more whimsical news! This from AOL. (Oct. 7) -- Come on, baby, don't fear the reaper. That's the message, not from Blue Oyster Cult, from a Singapore nonprofit that recently revealed a series of c...

Tigers now thriving in Sathyamangalam forest once used by Veerappan

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Tigers now thriving in Sathyamangalam forest once used by Veerappan

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Officials in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu have claimed that the number of tigers have risen in forests once used as a jungle hideout by the dreaded bandit, Veerappan. The forest department officia...

Afghanistan: Peace council holds inaugural session

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Afghanistan: Peace council holds inaugural session

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Afghanistan: Peace council holds inaugural session:- Calling the meeting a 'source of hope' for the Afghan people, President Hamid Karzai on Thursday hosted the inaugural session of a new peace council set up to...

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...

An appeal by an Islamic scholar to Grand Ayatollah Khāmene’i of Iran

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An appeal by an Islamic scholar to Grand Ayatollah Khāmene’i of Iran

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The following is a personal appeal by Ambassador Akbar Ahmed to the Supreme Leader of Iran, Grand Ayatollah Ali Hoseyni Khāmene'i, to show Islamic compassion during Ramadan, the month of fasting, and free the three...

You’re hired! Rise in apprentices aged fifty plus as older employees seek new skills

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You’re hired! Rise in apprentices aged fifty plus as older employees seek new skills

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This uplifting story comess from our friends at The Optemist:- A new series of The Apprentice has kicked off with the oldest participant aged just 31. But new figures released by the organisation Age UK shows app...

Ship sewage banned in Baltic Sea

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Ship sewage banned in Baltic Sea

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Ship sewage will no longer be allowed to foul the Baltic Sea. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) on Friday agreed to ban the discharge of sewage from passenger ships and ferries in the Baltic Sea. "T...

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...

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...

Are Mushrooms The New Plastic?

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Are Mushrooms The New Plastic?

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Eben Bayer and Ecovative have created an all natural and low-energy alternative material to styrofoam packaging made from mycelium. As plastic waste continues to pile up in landfills and natural ecosystems, innovat...

Global Activities Celebrate Climate Solutions

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Global Activities Celebrate Climate Solutions

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On October 10 of this year, known commonly as 10/10/10, people around the world rallied for the environment. In Afghanistan they planted trees, and in China university students engaged in a clean energy competition...

Ban Ki-moon outlines measures to strengthen UN peacebuilding efforts

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Ban Ki-moon outlines measures to strengthen UN peacebuilding efforts

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This from the UN:- 13 October 2010 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today outlined measures to strengthen the United Nations role in helping countries emerging from conflict to maintain peace and entrench stabili...

Scott Brusaw’s solution to hot roadways and wasted energy is to create roads from solar panels.

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Scott Brusaw’s solution to hot roadways and wasted energy is to create roads from solar panels.

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Solar Roadways is the brain child of Scott Brusaw of Sacramento, CA. Replacing traditional petroleum-based asphalt roads, parking lots and driveways with structurally-engineered solar panels that can withstand the w...

China’s wind power capacity to grow five-fold by 2020

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China’s wind power capacity to grow five-fold by 2020

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Despite China's hard line at the last few Climate Conferences, we hear this news from The Huffington Post and the Associated Foreign Press... "BEIJING (AFP) – China's wind power capacity will increase more than fi...

River of money flows to Thames as it wins global conservation prize

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River of money flows to Thames as it wins global conservation prize

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In the 1950s it was declared biologically dead – a heavily polluted river that was a far cry from the days when it was admired by William Wordsworth, Claude Monet and the Three Men in a Boat of Jerome K Jerome's book...

Offshore Wind Power Line Wins Backing

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Offshore Wind Power Line Wins Backing

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WASHINGTON — Google and a New York financial firm have each agreed to invest heavily in a proposed $5 billion transmission backbone for future offshore wind farms along the Atlantic Seaboard that could ultimately tra...

The US solar industry is wrapping up its most successful year ever!

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The US solar industry is wrapping up its most successful year ever!

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The solar industry is wrapping up its most successful year ever. Solar is now the fastest growing energy industry in the U.S., employing nearly 100,000 Americans and generating billions of dollars of economic growt...