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Turning Saltwater From Earth and Sea Into Water Fit to Drink

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Turning Saltwater From Earth and Sea Into Water Fit to Drink

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SAN ANTONIO — Drilling rigs in the midst of cow pastures are hardly a novelty for Texans. But on a warm May day at a site about 30 miles south of San Antonio, a rig was not trying to reach oil or fresh water, but rath...

Obama Administration Paves Way for Offshore Wind Power to Take Flight Off Atlantic Coast

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Obama Administration Paves Way for Offshore Wind Power to Take Flight Off Atlantic Coast

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On the heels of yesterday’s good news about progress for offshore wind energy in Massachusetts, today the Obama Administration announced a major new initiative to accelerate the development of clean, offshore wind p...

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...

Optimism and humour can help to combat dental fear, study suggests

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Optimism and humour can help to combat dental fear, study suggests

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Some of the most important factors in managing stress during a visit to the dentist include optimism on the part of the patient and an atmosphere of humour in the interaction with the dental staff. Scientists at ...

Sweet Bait Lures Malaria Mosquitoes

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Sweet Bait Lures Malaria Mosquitoes

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In other Mosquito related news!.... Powerful bait effectively attracts and kills malaria-infected mosquitoes but is completely harmless to humans, other animals Israeli researchers say they have developed a powe...

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 ...

Good news for children’s health: Kids who exercise with their best friends are more physically active

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Good news for children’s health: Kids who exercise with their best friends are more physically active

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Boys and girls who take part in physical activity with their best friend in the neighbourhood where they live have higher levels of physical activity, new research has found. The study examined the extent to whic...

A fitness device that transforms data into high design

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A fitness device that transforms data into high design

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We live in a data-driven world — one where, if you care about your personal fitness, you are most likely tracking it. It wasn’t long ago that the use of pedometers, heart rate monitors and calorie counters was...

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...

Good news for people with celebral palsy: Students design device to help Kieron Norton and others cook

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Good news for people with celebral palsy: Students design device to help Kieron Norton and others cook

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Innovative students from the University of Sheffield have created a unique device to help an 11-year-old with cerebral palsy achieve his dream to cook. Cooking for All Ltd, made up of ten Aerospace Engineering s...

New software FLIGHT could improve aeroplanes’ impact on environment

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New software FLIGHT could improve aeroplanes’ impact on environment

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Aeroplanes could be far better for the environment, create less noise and be safer for passengers thanks to the development of new software. The programme FLIGHT, developed by a University of Manchester academic,...

Recycled tire powder saves energy, reduce costs, makes quieter cars

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Recycled tire powder saves energy, reduce costs, makes quieter cars

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Incineration is still widely used to dispose of discarded tires. A green materials company is providing an alternative that monetizes waste rubber, saving significant energy and lowering the cost of making new tire...

If We Eat Less Meat, Perhaps We Can Eat Better Meat

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If We Eat Less Meat, Perhaps We Can Eat Better Meat

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Americans love meat. Meat is not so great for the environment. But perhaps there is a middle ground: As meat consumption decreases, we’re seeing Americans buying the more expensive, humanely raised stuff. America...

Diversifying Crops May Protect Yields Against A More Variable Climate

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Diversifying Crops May Protect Yields Against A More Variable Climate

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Here's an interesting Article from seed daily, that seems to suggest that if farmers actually returned to proper farming, things would be safer for us all! Like this actually is news to anybody??! A survey of how f...

Wind Turbines on Farmland May Benefit Crops

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Wind Turbines on Farmland May Benefit Crops

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New research shows that wind turbines may help corn and soybean crops stay cooler and dryer, help them fend off fungal infestations and improve their ability to extract growth-enhancing carbon dioxide from the air ...

Monks’ weather records could help scientists improve climate forecasts

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Monks’ weather records could help scientists improve climate forecasts

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Details of weather records taken from monks' diaries are helping scientists verify Europe's climate over 500 years. Researchers hope the study will help improve climate forecasts. Scientists compared data from hi...

Research aims to help deaf people with cochlear implants better enjoy music

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Research aims to help deaf people with cochlear implants better enjoy music

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A new study is investigating how to help deaf people who have received a cochlear implant to get more enjoyment from music. Cochlear implants allow people with severe-to-profound hearing loss, who do not substanti...

UN project helps West African farmers cut pesticide use, boost incomes

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UN project helps West African farmers cut pesticide use, boost incomes

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20 December 2010 – A project executed by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in West Africa has succeeded in slashing the use of toxic pesticides, increasing yields and incomes, and diversifyi...

Solar energy visionary wins ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’

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Solar energy visionary wins ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’

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One of the world’s leading solar entrepreneurs and proponents of renewable energy has been awarded the Right Livelihood Award for 2011, often referred to as the “alternative Nobel Prize.” China’s Huang Ming receive...

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...