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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' ...

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...

UN climate change chief urges governments to quickly implement Cancún accords

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UN climate change chief urges governments to quickly implement Cancún accords

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1 March 2011 – The United Nations climate change chief today called on governments to quickly transform the agreements reached in the Mexican city of Cancún last year into tangible action on the ground, and provide...

Hong Kong bans trawling to save fish stocks

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Hong Kong bans trawling to save fish stocks

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Hong Kong has banned trawl fishing in its waters, a decision welcomed by conservationists Friday as a crucial move to save fish stocks and revive the city's depleted marine environment. The measure, which is exp...

‘Historic’ deal to halt hazardous waste export to south

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‘Historic’ deal to halt hazardous waste export to south

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Leading world economies will no longer be able to export hazardous waste to poorer nations unless they obtain the latter's consent, a spokesman from the UN environment agency said Tuesday. "UNEP is pleased to ann...

China sets up rare earth body to streamline the sector

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China sets up rare earth body to streamline the sector

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China has set up a rare earth association in a bid to streamline the sector’s development, as it continues to face criticism over its policies. Beijing has imposed quotas on exports of rare earth elements, a move whi...

G8 Host Britain Calls for Action to Save Children from Hunger

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G8 Host Britain Calls for Action to Save Children from Hunger

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LONDON — Setting the stage for this month's G8 summit of rich industrialized countries, British Prime Minister David Cameron on Saturday called for fresh approaches to help eliminate malnutrition and hunger among t...

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...

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...

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...

Tianjin Eco-City In China: The Future Of Urban Development?

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Tianjin Eco-City In China: The Future Of Urban Development?

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Green building is becoming so prevalent these days that it may not be enough to erect individual eco buildings anymore - the newest trend is entire eco-cities. Expected to be up and running in 2020, Tianjin Eco-City ...

Earth Hour 2012 – WWF searches for a champion community to lead UK switch off on March 31

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Earth Hour 2012 – WWF searches for a champion community to lead UK switch off on March 31

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The World Wide Fund for Nature  is on the search for a champion community to lead the UK switch off for Earth Hour. WWF's Earth Hour is a simple idea that's quickly turned into a global phenomenon - hundreds of mi...

Global alliance aims to tackle forest crime

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Global alliance aims to tackle forest crime

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Interpol and the United Nations have joined forces to launch an initiative to tackle global forest crime. Project Leaf will target criminals involved in illegal logging and timber trafficking. The scheme will also...

China’s spending on renewable energy may total 1.8 trillion yuan

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China’s spending on renewable energy may total 1.8 trillion yuan

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China’s spending to develop renewable energy may total 1.8 trillion yuan ($294 billion) in the five years through 2015 as part of the nation’s efforts to counter climate change, according to a government official. ...

Brazil opens fund to cut agriculture deforestation

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Brazil opens fund to cut agriculture deforestation

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RIO DE JANEIRO Nov 10 (Reuters) - Brazil's state development bank BNDES on Wednesday said it opened a fund worth 1 billion reais ($588 million) that will finance projects to reduce deforestation associated with the na...

Egypt’s Mubarak resigns as leader

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Egypt’s Mubarak resigns as leader

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Hosni Mubarak has stepped down as president of Egypt, after weeks of protest in Cairo and other cities. The news was greeted with a huge outburst of joy and celebration by thousands in Cairo's Tahrir Square - the he...

Canada Votes in First Green MP

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Canada Votes in First Green MP

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Elizabeth May, Canada’s Leader of the Green Party, won an historic election on May 2nd.  She is the first ever elected Member of Parliament in Canada for the Green Party.  Despite an overwhelming victory for the Con...

Peru approves ‘historic’ indigenous rights law

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Peru approves ‘historic’ indigenous rights law

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On Tuesday night, Peru’s Congress unanimously approved a ‘historic’ new law that guarantees indigenous people’s right to free, prior and informed consent to any projects affecting them and their lands. President ...

New UK strategy looks to reduce costs of offshore wind power

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New UK strategy looks to reduce costs of offshore wind power

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A new strategy to co-ordinate links to offshore wind farms has been published which could reduce the cost of connections by up to £3.5 billion. Energy regulator Ofgem and the Department of Energy and Climate Cha...

Americans Honor Martin Luther King

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Americans Honor Martin Luther King

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Americans are honoring the memory of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday with a federal holiday marking his birthday. King was a Baptist preacher who fought discrimination and racism in the 1950s and...