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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...

Nature ‘is worth billions’ to UK

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Nature ‘is worth billions’ to UK

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The UK's parks, lakes, forests and wildlife are worth billions of pounds to the economy, says a major report. The health benefits of merely living close to a green space are worth up to £300 per person per year, ...

Banana peel can purify water, say scientists

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Banana peel can purify water, say scientists

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[MONTEVIDEO] Banana peels can be used to purify drinking water contaminated with toxic heavy metals such as copper and lead, according to a study. Researchers from the Bioscience Institute at Botucatu, Brazil, s...

Can we crowdfund gun control?

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Can we crowdfund gun control?

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Crowdfunding is a popular way these days to, for instance, make your new album, launch a new tech product or develop a hoodie that lasts for 10 years. Now, one new group is using it to finance something else entirely ...

Breaking News: U.S. And China Aim To Phase Down Use Of Potent Greenhouse Gases Known As HFCs

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Breaking News: U.S. And China Aim To Phase Down Use Of Potent Greenhouse Gases Known As HFCs

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The United States and China announced today that they will work together and with other countries to “phase down” the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which are extremely potent greenhouse gases. A global phaseout ...

Experts, Activists Debate How to Improve Africa’s Soil

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Experts, Activists Debate How to Improve Africa’s Soil

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As experts gather in The Hague this week for a Global Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change, a major issue concerning Africa is the importance of the continent's soil. Experts differ on the...

US to make ‘wild’ public land eligible for protection

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US to make ‘wild’ public land eligible for protection

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The US is to make millions of acres of public land eligible for wilderness protection, officials have said. The order reverses former President George W Bush's policy forbidding the government from doing so. Int...

Gates Foundation and Others Team Up to Give South American Recyclers Dignity

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Gates Foundation and Others Team Up to Give South American Recyclers Dignity

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Coca-Cola Company, Fundación Avina, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), launched a coalition that aims to improve the lives of the at...

Ecuador Leaves Oil Riches in Ground to Save Ecosystem

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Ecuador Leaves Oil Riches in Ground to Save Ecosystem

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Ecuador’s decision to forego potentially lucrative oil drilling in the Amazon forest in order to protect a biologically rich and fragile ecosystem is the focus of two documentaries at the Washington Environmenta...

Senate rejects measure to stop EPA on climate

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Senate rejects measure to stop EPA on climate

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(Reuters) - The Senate rejected a measure on Wednesday to kill the Environmental Protection Agency's regulation of greenhouse gas emissions, handing President Barack Obama a victory in his effort to quicken the mov...

China boosts support for its forestry

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China boosts support for its forestry

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China has strengthened its fiscal support for its increasing forest area, launched a number of national ecological projects and implemented a nationwide compulsory tree-planting program to expand forests over the past...

Hong Kong Tiananmen Vigil Attracts Tens of Thousands

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Hong Kong Tiananmen Vigil Attracts Tens of Thousands

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HONG KONG - A candlelit vigil was held in Hong Kong Monday night to commemorate the victims of the June 4, 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre in Beijing.  The number of participants at the annual event appeared larger ...

The World Can Run On Renewable Energy By 2030

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The World Can Run On Renewable Energy By 2030

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Scientists from Stanford University and the University of California at Davis have crunched the numbers and come up with a plan for how the world might economically and feasibly make the move to renewable energy in...

Mozambique’s war-hit Gorongosa park slowly recovers

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Mozambique’s war-hit Gorongosa park slowly recovers

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By Johannes Myburgh (AFP) GORONGOSA NATIONAL PARK, Mozambique — As warthogs play in the mud behind him, park ranger Charles Pereira Aranje scans the savannah for poachers, while waterbuck and reedbuck antelopes g...

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) ...

Deaf people in Scotland urged to take part in survey to improve opportunities

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Deaf people in Scotland urged to take part in survey to improve opportunities

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Deaf people are being asked to share their experiences of education and the workplace in a bid to improve the opportunities available to them. Young adults aged 18 to 28 in Scotland can take part in a online sur...

Action for Business group donates to historical appeal

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Action for Business group donates to historical appeal

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A great story, just in from our Facebook community.. Muslim and Jewish communities may be at loggerheads elsewhere in the world – but in Bradford a hand of friendship exists. And that co-operation has been illus...

Can “Living” Buildings Help Fight Climate Change?

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Can “Living” Buildings Help Fight Climate Change?

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New research suggests protocell "skins" could be the secret to building carbon-negative architecture. Researchers in Europe are collaborating on a project to develop materials that could eventually make it possible ...

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...

No shale gas please, we’re French

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No shale gas please, we’re French

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The controversial practice of fracking for shale gas has been an energy and economic boom for the U.S. But some countries look determined to avoid it and its potential environmental dangers. Take France for insta...