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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...

Long-term study shows acid pollution in rain decreased with emissions

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Long-term study shows acid pollution in rain decreased with emissions

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Emissions regulations do have an environmental impact, according to a long-term study of acidic rainfall by researchers at the University of Illinois. The National Atmospheric Deposition Program collects rainfall s...

NASA Investigates Chicken Fat As Eco-Friendly Jet Fuel

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NASA Investigates Chicken Fat As Eco-Friendly Jet Fuel

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It reads like a plot line from one of the National Lampoon movies... "A team of uber nerds set out on cross-country road trip in an RV nicknamed after an urban assault vehicle, hell bent on convincing the governm...

MIT develops solar-powered, portable desalination system

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MIT develops solar-powered, portable desalination system

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Researchers from MIT's Field and Space Robotics Laboratory (FSRL) have designed a portable, solar-powered desalination system that is cost-effective and easy to assemble to bring drinkable water in disaster zones an...

Positive TV and Sunrise Festival Conscious Collective-Experiment and Telepathic games 2-5 June

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Positive TV and Sunrise Festival Conscious Collective-Experiment and Telepathic games 2-5 June

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Telepathic happenings and the Golden light Conscious Collective Intent Experiment at Sunrise Festival Calling all psychics  - Let’s see if telepathy really works. With the most conscious festival gathering ...

Upgrading midwifery services in developing countries could save millions of lives, report suggests

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Upgrading midwifery services in developing countries could save millions of lives, report suggests

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Up to 3.6 million lives could be saved every year if midwifery services were upgraded in 58 developing countries by 2015, according to a major new report. The findings have been released by the United Nations Popul...

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...

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...

Wrinkle cream could heal wounds, study finds

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Wrinkle cream could heal wounds, study finds

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The first study to investigate the chemical structure of an advanced class of anti-wrinkle cream has shown that it could be used to promote wound healing and regenerative medicine. Chemists at the University of R...

‘People’s watchdog’ touted to keep UK green

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‘People’s watchdog’ touted to keep UK green

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Sustainability experts are planning to set up a "people's watchdog" on green government when the spending axe falls on the official body next month. The proposal was aired on Tuesday at a meeting of the Sustainable...

Virgin claims its new jet fuel will have half the carbon footprint of others

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Virgin claims its new jet fuel will have half the carbon footprint of others

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Three years ago, Virgin Atlantic Airways grabbed some headlines when it experimentally ran one of its 747s on a mixture of standard jet fuel and biofuel. While some called it a publicity stunt, it was the first time ...

‘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...

Are Mushrooms The New Plastic?

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Are Mushrooms The New Plastic?

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Eben Bayer and Ecovative have created an all natural and low-energy alternative material to styrofoam packaging made from mycelium. As plastic waste continues to pile up in landfills and natural ecosystems, innovat...

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...

Study reveals benefits of music for patients on ventilation machines

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Study reveals benefits of music for patients on ventilation machines

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The benefits of listening to music for patients on ventilation machines have been revealed in a new study. Mechanical ventilation often causes major distress and anxiety in patients, but research from Cochrane Lib...

Pill Could Reverse Effects of a Stroke Long After It Hits

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Pill Could Reverse Effects of a Stroke Long After It Hits

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For the 800,000 people in the United States who suffer a stroke each year, the window for drug therapy closes in the first few hours after the attack. That leaves some seven million stroke survivors in this country...

Molecule discovery could enable nuclear waste to be stored more safely

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Molecule discovery could enable nuclear waste to be stored more safely

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The controversial problem of storing some of the most radioactive elements of nuclear waste could be close to being solved. Scientists have discovered a class of molecules that can selectively extract extremely ra...

Car-Free Sundays Give Glimpse of Jakarta’s Potential

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Car-Free Sundays Give Glimpse of Jakarta’s Potential

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Most days the main thoroughfare in central Jakarta is noisy, polluted and congested with cars and motorcycles. But two Sundays a month, people-powered vehicles own the road.  A program called Car-Free Sunday is gro...

Spain’s endangered Iberian lynx brought back from brink of extinction

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Spain’s endangered Iberian lynx brought back from brink of extinction

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Ten years ago the Iberian lynx was nearing extinction but today, thanks to an imaginative conservation programme that has brought hunters, farmers and the tourist industry under its wing, its numbers have tripled ...

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...