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Biodegradable Bricks Collect Rainwater Automatically

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Biodegradable Bricks Collect Rainwater Automatically

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Using fallen leaves and discarded plastic bottles, two designers have created a recycled material that could turn buildings into automatic rainwater collection systems. Thousands of gallons of free water fall on ro...

Stonyfield Farm Makes The Move To Plant-Based Yogurt Cups

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Stonyfield Farm Makes The Move To Plant-Based Yogurt Cups

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This month, Stonyfield Farm announced they will begin using PLA, a plant-based plastic, for all multipacks in the YoBaby, Yo Toddler, Yokids, B-Well, B-Healthy, Probiotic & O'Soy product lines. PLA (polylactic a...

China Unveils Fuel Cell Powered Bullet Train

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China Unveils Fuel Cell Powered Bullet Train

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China's newest transportation venture demonstrates yet another energy source for mass-transit solutions. Developed through a partnership of the China North Vehicle Yongji Electric Motor Corporation and the Southwest...

One group Obama’s kept his promises to: Native Americans

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One group Obama’s kept his promises to: Native Americans

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WASHINGTON — Speaking to 500 people representing 320 tribes, President Barack Obama pledged last month that he wouldn't forget his campaign trail promise to give native communities a greater voice in the White Hous...

Volvo’s New Car Turns from Plug-In Electric, to Hybrid, to Diesel With a Button

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Volvo’s New Car Turns from Plug-In Electric, to Hybrid, to Diesel With a Button

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How does a car maker settle the problem of deciding to make an all-electric car, a hybrid electric car, or a diesel engine car? They can only make one vehicle so which will it be? Volvo has decided... all three! Ye...

Coastal Trees Help Fight Global Warming

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Coastal Trees Help Fight Global Warming

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A new study says the world's tropical coastal forests store more planet-warming carbon dioxide than almost any other ecosystem. But rapid loss of these forests - known as mangroves - is releasing substantial and p...

California garbage trucks fueled by … garbage

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California garbage trucks fueled by … garbage

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Hundreds of trash trucks across California are rumbling down city streets using clean fuel made from a dirty source: garbage. The fuel is derived from rotting refuse that San Francisco and Oakland residents and bu...

Breastfeeding can have a positive impact on children’s vocabulary and reasoning skills

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Breastfeeding can have a positive impact on children’s vocabulary and reasoning skills

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(Reuters) Kids who were breastfed as babies had higher scores on tests of vocabulary and reasoning at age five than those who weren't breastfed. Breastfeeding seemed to make the biggest difference for babies wh...

Snacking on chocolate at work can be reduced by half by taking a fifteen minute walk

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Snacking on chocolate at work can be reduced by half by taking a fifteen minute walk

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A 15-minute walk can cut snacking on chocolate at work by half, according to research by the University of Exeter. The study showed that, even in stressful situations, workers eat only half as much chocolate as th...

Make the climate debate about bills – not bears

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Make the climate debate about bills – not bears

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By - Caroline Flint MP of guardian.co.uk "To build public support, we have to speak about climate change in a way that addresses concerns about prices, jobs and security" I have a simple rule of thumb for everyt...

Plants ‘do maths’ to control overnight food supplies

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Plants ‘do maths’ to control overnight food supplies

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Plants have a built-in capacity to do maths, which helps them regulate food reserves at night, research suggests. UK scientists say they were "amazed" to find an example of such a sophisticated arithmetic calculation...

Bumblebees prefer stripes and red flowers, research suggests

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Bumblebees prefer stripes and red flowers, research suggests

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This story from the BBC - Advice for all you Gardeners out there! " Gardeners are being encouraged to grow striped flowers to encourage bumblebee populations, after research suggested the insects are most att...

Study to cut car fuel usage could decrease running costs and cut carbon emissions

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Study to cut car fuel usage could decrease running costs and cut carbon emissions

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Researchers from the University of Bath are embarking on a new project to achieve a ground breaking 35 per cent reduction in car fuel usage that will decrease running costs and cut carbon emissions. The team has ...

Healthy eating in early life can positively affect reproduction

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Healthy eating in early life can positively affect reproduction

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Eating well in early life could have a positive impact on your reproductive success as an adult, according to new research by the University of Sheffield. It says it's the first study of its kind to show that ear...

Bamboo School Debuts In The Philippines

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Bamboo School Debuts In The Philippines

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When you think about how much sense it makes to build structures out of bamboo - especially in places where the flexible, rapidly renewable plant thrives - we wonder why it isn't used more often. In fact, as surpri...

Obsessed with Disaster? 4 Simple Steps for Being Part of the Solution Instead of Part of the Problem

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Obsessed with Disaster? 4 Simple Steps for Being Part of the Solution Instead of Part of the Problem

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PTV has decided to reproduce this article featured in the Huffington Post as it fits into the PTV belief system:- When there are natural or manmade disasters -- even if they are half a world away -- most of us are...

Early nutrition has a long-term metabolic impact

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Early nutrition has a long-term metabolic impact

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Nutrition during the first days or weeks of life may have long-term consequences on health, potentially via a phenomenon known as the metabolic programming effect, according to a study to be presented at the Pediat...

European forests protection backed by a legally binding agreement

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European forests protection backed by a legally binding agreement

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Delegates from 46 different nations have come together and signed a legally binding agreement on forest management. Forest ministers from across Europe have gathered for a three day summit - the sixth Forest Europe...

Pay It Forward Bracelets: A small idea for a big change

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Pay It Forward Bracelets: A small idea for a big change

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Some people feel that their ability to change to world for the better is miniscule. They feel that they lack either time or money or a platform from which to manifest this change. Charley Johnson wants to change all...

China Begins Sending Captive Pandas Into the Wild

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China Begins Sending Captive Pandas Into the Wild

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China has begun sending giant pandas bred in captivity into a protected area in southwestern Sichuan province, as part of a push to rebuild a depleted panda population in a natural habitat. Officials and panda re...