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Janitor Rescues Failing Business, Now Is Co-Owner

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Janitor Rescues Failing Business, Now Is Co-Owner

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Tony Lee, who worked as a janitor at car parts company Ring Masters in Massillon, Ohio, came up with a business plan to save the company, which is now profitable. Share In 1997, after leaving the army, Tony ...

Scotland announces ‘climate justice’ fund for world’s poorest

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Scotland announces ‘climate justice’ fund for world’s poorest

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The scheme will focus on helping people in Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania and Zambia cope with the effects of climate change The Scottish government has unveiled a £3m initiative to help people in the world's poorest cou...

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...

In a First, Brazil Elects a Woman as President

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In a First, Brazil Elects a Woman as President

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SÃO PAULO, Brazil — Dilma Rousseff was elected the country’s first female president on Sunday, as Brazilians voted strongly in favor of continuing the economic and social policies of the popular president, Luiz Inác...

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, ...

Surgeons restore woman’s voice after more than a decade of silence

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Surgeons restore woman’s voice after more than a decade of silence

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In one of the most complex transplant surgeries ever performed, an international team of surgeons has restored the voice of a US woman who had been unable to speak for more than a decade. The surgical team, inclu...

Exercisers Burn Energy While Creating it

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Exercisers Burn Energy While Creating it

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Green gyms use equipment designed to make electricity

Pressure Builds to End $4 Billion in Taxpayer Subsidies for Oil Companies

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Pressure Builds to End $4 Billion in Taxpayer Subsidies for Oil Companies

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In these days of federal budget-cutting (and high gas prices), it was only a matter of time before subsidies for oil companies came under closer scrutiny. That moment has come. Chatter has been building for a few w...

Female scientist Natalia Avseenko dives into sea naked in Northern Russia to tame beluga whales

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Female scientist Natalia Avseenko dives into sea naked in Northern Russia to tame beluga whales

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Two whales have been tamed in the Arctic Circle, by  a female scientist who stripped off and went underwater naked. Thirty-six-year-old Natalia Avseenko braved sub-zero temperatures to reach the beluga whales in ...

Asia Pulp & Paper to undertake human rights audit

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Asia Pulp & Paper to undertake human rights audit

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Paper products giant Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) will undertake a human rights audit across its Indonesian operations. The move, which APP says is an acknowledgment of a recent United Nations call for the global p...

Optimism and humour can help to combat dental fear, study suggests

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Optimism and humour can help to combat dental fear, study suggests

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Some of the most important factors in managing stress during a visit to the dentist include optimism on the part of the patient and an atmosphere of humour in the interaction with the dental staff. Scientists at ...

Polly Higgins was honoured as Campaigner of the Year at PEA Awards 2012

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Polly Higgins was honoured as Campaigner of the Year at PEA Awards 2012

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Polly Higgins was honored on March 21st with the distinction of Campaigner of the Year at the The People and Environment Achievement Awards. The PEA Awards recognise that all major breakthroughs by government, busi...

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...

American Women – Water Projectors Standing Rock

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American Women – Water Projectors Standing Rock

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Nearly two years before she opened her land to the first resistance camp, LaDonna Brave Bull Allard of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, one of the women who forged the indigenous-led movement to stop the Dakota Access P...

Wealthy American Philanthropists Encourage Rich Chinese to Give Too

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Wealthy American Philanthropists Encourage Rich Chinese to Give Too

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Wealthy Americans Bill Gates and Warren Buffett say they are encouraged to see that China"s super-rich have enthusiasm for philanthropy. Philanthropy was at the top of the agenda for America"s richest man, Microsof...

Newcastle graduates turn office block into art studios to keep young artists in city

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Newcastle graduates turn office block into art studios to keep young artists in city

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Two young graduates are transforming an until recently disused office block in Newcastle city centre into low cost studios for emerging and developing artists. Supported by a grants for the arts award from the Ar...

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...

Trees for the Future – Planting Seeds Around the World

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Trees for the Future – Planting Seeds Around the World

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The legendary American Johnny Appleseed secured his place in history for promoting the planting of apple trees throughout the young United States.  Now, more than 200 years later, an environmental organization is d...

Macedonia plants three million trees to revive forests

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Macedonia plants three million trees to revive forests

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Thousands of Macedonians took a day off work on Thursday to plant three million trees to revive the nation's forests after fires ravaged an estimated 35,000 hectares (86,000 acres) of greenery. "There is no bett...

‘Paying it forward’ after 9/11

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‘Paying it forward’ after 9/11

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New York (CNN) -- Jeff Parness still remembers the pain of September 11, 2001, when his friend and business partner, Hagay Shefi, was among the thousands killed in the World Trade Center attacks. But Parness, a ...