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Brazil judge blocks Amazon Belo Monte dam

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Brazil judge blocks Amazon Belo Monte dam

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A Brazilian judge has blocked plans to build a huge hydro-electric dam in the Amazon rainforest because of environmental concerns. Federal judge Ronaldo Desterro said environmental requirements to build the Belo Mo...

Singapore to set up $11 million floating solar project in reservoir

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Singapore to set up $11 million floating solar project in reservoir

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Singapore will build its first floating solar system – the first of its kind in the region – in the calm waters of the western Tengeh Reservoir. The innovative project, led by the Economic Development Board (EDB) ...

German Researchers Claim a CURE for AIDS

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German Researchers Claim a CURE for AIDS

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German researchers who used a bone marrow transplant to treat a cancer patient with the AIDS virus, have declared him cured of the virus - a stunning claim in a field where the word "cure" is barely whispered. T...

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...

Government launches £4.2m urban tree-planting plan

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Government launches £4.2m urban tree-planting plan

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A £4.2m scheme to plant one million trees over the next four years has been unveiled by the government. It will see trees planted in urban areas of England that need them most, in the first government tree-plantin...

Saudi woman driver’s lashing ‘overturned by king’

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Saudi woman driver’s lashing ‘overturned by king’

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Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has overturned a court ruling sentencing a woman to 10 lashes for breaking a ban on female drivers, reports say. The ruling, although not officially confirmed, was tweeted by a Saudi p...

Italy to Ban Plastic Shopping Bags January 1

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Italy to Ban Plastic Shopping Bags January 1

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Italy is banning the use of plastic shopping bags across the country starting January 1 and requiring shops and markets to switch to biodegradable bags. Italian government is thought to be the first in the Europ...

UK needs green economics minister, advisers urge

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UK needs green economics minister, advisers urge

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PositiveTv would like to add it's weight to the call to create this post too. The UK government should create a new ministerial post for green economics, an international policy group that includes MPs past and p...

Obama to add solar panels to White House

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Obama to add solar panels to White House

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This from the BBC:- US President Barack Obama is to install solar panels on the White House roof, a move lauded by climate activists as symbolic of the nation's energy future. The panels will heat the Obamas' ...

Nations agree on historic UN pact on sharing benefits of world’s genetic resources

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Nations agree on historic UN pact on sharing benefits of world’s genetic resources

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After nearly two decades of debate, governments from around the world today agreed to a new United Nations treaty on managing the planet’s wealth of genetic resources – from animals to plants to fungi – more fairly a...

Indonesia declares protected zone to save coral reefs

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Indonesia declares protected zone to save coral reefs

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NUSA PENIDA, Indonesia — Indonesia on Sunday declared the coral-rich waters around Bali -- a popular scuba diving spot which is home to the giant Mola-Mola ocean sunfish -- a protected zone. The 20,000-hectare (49,...

Brazil’s forest code debate may determine fate of the Amazon rainforest

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Brazil’s forest code debate may determine fate of the Amazon rainforest

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Brazil's forest code may be about to get an overhaul. The federal code, which presently requires landowners in the Amazon to keep 80 percent of their land forest (20-35% in the cerrado), is widely flouted, but ha...

Bill to boost startups wins Senate approval

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Bill to boost startups wins Senate approval

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate voted by a wide margin on Thursday to pass a bill to boost small business growth, notching a rare election-year bipartisan victory though some Democrats and watchdogs warned t...

Japan accepts court ban on Antarctic whaling

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Japan accepts court ban on Antarctic whaling

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The UN's International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ruled that the Japanese government must halt its whaling programme in the Antarctic. It agreed with Australia, which brought the case in May 2010, that the programme ...

Ban Ki-moon lauds millions of volunteers helping to build better world

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Ban Ki-moon lauds millions of volunteers helping to build better world

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From working in their own communities on climate change adaptation and poverty reduction to supporting global causes of peace, justice and development, the millions of volunteers around the world play a vital role ...

US Department Of Energy Makes $150M Bet On Solar Tech

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US Department Of Energy Makes $150M Bet On Solar Tech

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On Friday, Secretary of Energy Stephen Chu announced a "game changing" development in solar energy. A company called 1366 Technologies, headquartered in Lexington, Mass., has developed a silicon solar wafer that wo...

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...

Sun’s Energy Saves Thousands In Haiti And Africa

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Sun’s Energy Saves Thousands In Haiti And Africa

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Using the sun’s rays to purify contaminated water, the Water School is having an astonishing impact on developing nations.

Mother Nature Sends Warning as Earthquake Strikes Where Reactors Sit

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Mother Nature Sends Warning as Earthquake Strikes Where Reactors Sit

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TAKOMA PARK, MD - August 23 - A 5.9 magnitude that was felt up and down the US east coast was centered in Mineral, Virginia, home to the two-reactor North Anna nuclear power plant operated by Dominion Energy. North A...

Palestinian town appoints teen as mayor

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Palestinian town appoints teen as mayor

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Some students practice politics in Model U.N. or student council. When it comes to the West Bank city of Allar, however, students aren’t practicing — they’re running the show. Bashaer Othman, a 15-year-old studen...