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Program seeks to get religions involved in sustainable farming, food systems

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Program seeks to get religions involved in sustainable farming, food systems

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An international program announced Friday seeks to marshal the hearts, minds and buying power of the world’s religious faiths to change farming and food systems seen by many as bad for the planet and people’s heal...

UN Climate Talks End With Limited Agreements

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UN Climate Talks End With Limited Agreements

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Which includes a multibillion-dollar Green Climate Fund to help poor countries deal with climate change. After two weeks of deliberations and negotiations, representatives of more than 190 nations have concluded t...

Demetia study finds that aerobic exercise improves memory and prevents cognitive decline

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Demetia study finds that aerobic exercise improves memory and prevents cognitive decline

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US researchers suggest aerobic exercise can improve memory and may prevent cognitive decline in older adults. They found that regular exercise over a year increased the size of the hippocampus, an area of the brain...

Rebecca Black Donating ‘Friday’ Proceeds to Japan

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Rebecca Black Donating ‘Friday’ Proceeds to Japan

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YouTube singing star Rebecca Black is using her overnight fame for a good cause. The 13-year-old singer, who touched off a nerve with her budget hit, "Friday," told Us magazine she will donate the profits of her iT...

Juice blend can lower risk of heart disease, French study finds

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Juice blend can lower risk of heart disease, French study finds

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Researchers from France say a combination of grapes, apples, blueberries and strawberries provide a juice blend that can lower your risk of heart disease. Grape juice makes up more than half of the formula, whic...

Nepal marks becoming land mine-free

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Nepal marks becoming land mine-free

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A huge controlled explosion marked the end of Nepal's deadly land mine areas and the beginning of it as Asia's second land mine-free country alongside China. The areas, outside Kathmandu, were the last patches of...

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. ...

3 reasons Quirky’s crowdsourced invention model is catching on

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3 reasons Quirky’s crowdsourced invention model is catching on

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The inventor of the ice scraper pictured above unsuccessfully spent 10 years trying to get his idea marketed, patented the concept and approaching both manufacturers and distributors before he decided to toss it to...

Funding boost for Scottish local food network

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Funding boost for Scottish local food network

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Europe’s largest local food network is to receive almost half a million pounds of funding from the Scottish government to encourage more people to choose local and sustainably sourced food. he Fife Diet, which ha...

Afghan Girl Weaves Special Rug for President Obama

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Afghan Girl Weaves Special Rug for President Obama

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SHIBERGHAN, AFGHANISTAN — In Afghanistan, a country known for its hand-woven carpets, a 17-year-old girl has created a special gift for U.S. President Barack Obama.  It’s a carpet that she wove herself -- as a wa...

‘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...

Great Expectations: Charles Dickens Museum Awarded £2m by Heritage Lottery Fund

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Great Expectations: Charles Dickens Museum Awarded £2m by Heritage Lottery Fund

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It's based in his former home and the focus today for a celebration of his life. Now, the Charles Dickens Museum has secured funding of £2m from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The funding will support a major redevel...

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...

Obama details conservation action plan

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Obama details conservation action plan

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President Barack Obama called Wednesday for a series of steps to help Americans conserve and get in touch with nature, including full funding of the $900 million Land and Water Conservation Fund for only the third ...

Shaking it up for charity

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Shaking it up for charity

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Very few good stories end with the characters grungy and exhausted, outdoors in Times Square at 5:18 a.m. in freezing weather, but this is one of them. After months of training and preparation, two hardy teams were ...

How Carbon Credits are Saving Lives in Kenya

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How Carbon Credits are Saving Lives in Kenya

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The Skype connection to Kenya crackles. Mikkel Vestergaard Frandsen, the 38-year-old CEO of a Swiss company that bears his family name, tried to make himself heard. His excitement is palpable. "Watching this u...

‘Love Kitchen’ delivers for Knoxville needy

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‘Love Kitchen’ delivers for Knoxville needy

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Knoxville, Tennessee (CNN) -- Helen Ashe experienced many hardships growing up in Abbeville, South Carolina, during the 1930s and '40s. Her family's first house had no lights or running water. But even during tou...

Good news – Hangover cure is heading to market

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Good news – Hangover cure is heading to market

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Here's some good news for the millions of us likely to drink a little too much over the holiday season - the development of hang-over cure that combats the after-effects of drinking in just fifteen minutes. America...

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...

Speak up for children at Rio+20 Earth summit

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Speak up for children at Rio+20 Earth summit

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Rachel Hall was part of a Unicef UK group that prepared a list of priorities that young people want to be taken up at the summit. She explains what they expect from world leaders Like many young people, I take th...