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Algeria plans rapid green energy ramp-up

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Algeria plans rapid green energy ramp-up

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Algeria is aiming to generate 40 per cent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020, energy minister Youcef Yousfi has announced. About 60 renewable energy projects will be launched to give a capacity of ...

Good news for London 2012: Performance arts and film to enhance East End life in run up to Olympics

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Good news for London 2012: Performance arts and film to enhance East End life in run up to Olympics

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East London life will be celebrated and enhanced in the run up to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games after Queen Mary, University of London successfully secured two funding awards. Senior Drama Lecturer Ali C...

Serengeti road cancelled

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Serengeti road cancelled

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In what is a victory for environmentalists, scientists, tourism, and the largest land migration on Earth, the Tanzanian government has cancelled a road that would have cut through the northern portion of the Sereng...

German mayor comes up with specially designed park bench for teenagers who won’t sit properly

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German mayor comes up with specially designed park bench for teenagers who won’t sit properly

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A mayor in Germany is attracting interest from other cities after he installed a special park bench for town teens who refuse to sit properly. After residents of the southwestern city of Eppelheim complained tee...

Shark Fin Soup Off The Menu At China Luxury Hotels

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Shark Fin Soup Off The Menu At China Luxury Hotels

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Somewhere deep in the Pacific Ocean, seventy million reef sharks are saying thank you in their own sharky language. A number of Chinese luxury hotels and popular restaurants have decided to take shark fin soup of...

Mr. President, Acting On Climate Will Advance Economic Growth And Create Jobs

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Mr. President, Acting On Climate Will Advance Economic Growth And Create Jobs

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by Bill Becker In his first post-election news conference, President Obama made clear that his concern about global climate change will not push the economy and jobs off the top of his priority list. “If...

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...

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...

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...

Paris ready to turn ignition on electric car-sharing program

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Paris ready to turn ignition on electric car-sharing program

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Today sees Paris launch an ambitious electrically powered car-share service that it hopes will not only improve the quality of life in the City of Lights but also herald a revolution in sustainable urban transport....

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...

New hope as North Korea agrees to suspend nuclear and missile tests

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New hope as North Korea agrees to suspend nuclear and missile tests

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There is optimism  - cautious optimism certainly, but hope nonetheless following North Korea's agreement to suspend uranium enrichment, as well as nuclear and long-range missile tests. This welcome development -...

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' ...

US rolls out historic mercury limits for power plants

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US rolls out historic mercury limits for power plants

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Unveiling a historic rule, the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday announced the first national requirement for the nation's coal-fired power plants to reduce emissions of mercury, arsenic, cyanide and oth...

Easing up rules for cyclists in Paris

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Easing up rules for cyclists in Paris

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PARIS – The city is relaxing traffic laws for bikes throughout the city, implementing new rules to make circulation flow more easily.  On Tuesday the city council announced that turning on red will soon be permitte...

Wheelchair User Travels Across Africa to open a Spinal Rehab Centre!

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Wheelchair User Travels Across Africa to open a Spinal Rehab Centre!

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A Kenyan man who uses a wheelchair went to great lengths to bring support for disabled people to East Africa. Zackary Kimotho, a 43-year-old who suffered a spinal injury after falling victim to a car-jacking in 200...

California says yes to molten solar

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California says yes to molten solar

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The California Energy Commission has approved a permit for SolarReserve to build a 150-megawatt solar plant that uses molten salt to store energy, the company announced Wednesday. The Santa Monica, Calif.-...

Shell case echoes call to eradicate ecocide

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Shell case echoes call to eradicate ecocide

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After years of struggle, Shell is finally being held legally accountable for the damage it has caused in the Niger delta where it is estimated up to 10 million gallons of oil has been leaked. ...

Argentina protects its glaciers by law

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Argentina protects its glaciers by law

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Argentina enacted a new law that protects the country's glaciers, in a global context where climate change threatens the large bodies of ice and there are risks of different polluting activities. The law, enacted...

In tragedy, Japan impresses the world

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In tragedy, Japan impresses the world

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The Associated Foreign Press carried this story, which PTV though worth relaying to you... WASHINGTON — Despite the horrific scenes of destruction, Japan may emerge from its quake-tsunami disaster with a stronger ...