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Soil Association launches Low Carbon Farming Project

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Soil Association launches Low Carbon Farming Project

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The Soil Association has launched a new Low Carbon Farming Project to help farmers reduce carbon emissions and improve the resource efficiency of their farms. The project will identify user-friendly carbon foot pri...

Electric Car Adoption Found to Be Best Way to Kick Foreign Oil

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Electric Car Adoption Found to Be Best Way to Kick Foreign Oil

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This article from inhabitat.com interested us at PTV. As we see companies like GE and Better Place pushing towards the adoption of electric vehicles, we also see our governments sitting back waiting for the industr...

Costco Steps Up Sustainable Seafood Policy

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Costco Steps Up Sustainable Seafood Policy

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In a “stunning win for the oceans,” Costco recently stepped up its Sustainable Seafood policies. Improving on voluntary changes announced last August, Costco issued its Seafood and Sustainability Report agreeing to s...

Conservationists Working to Protect Endangered African Manatees

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Conservationists Working to Protect Endangered African Manatees

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Conservationists in West Africa are working with local fishermen to protect endangered African manatees, which are an important part of both the environment and local folk lore. The distinctive sound can be hear...

GE To Build Largest Solar Factory In The U.S.

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GE To Build Largest Solar Factory In The U.S.

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GE announced Thursday that it’s planning to go big in solar panel manufacturing and will build the largest solar panel factory in the U.S., with an annual capacity of 400 megawatts of production of thin-film solar ...

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...

New biomass-powered train to travel at 130 m.p.h.

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New biomass-powered train to travel at 130 m.p.h.

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If the Twin Cities-based Coalition for Sustainable Rail (CSR) has anything to do with it, trains will soon run carbon-neutral. This week, the Coalition, a project of the University of Minnesota’s Institute on Envir...

Japan Considers End to Antarctic Whaling

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Japan Considers End to Antarctic Whaling

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For the first time, officials from Japan's fisheries agency have publicly floated the prospect of ending that country's whaling program in the Antarctic. According to the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper, the Fisheries ...

Mysterious Voynich manuscript has ‘genuine message’

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Mysterious Voynich manuscript has ‘genuine message’

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The message inside "the world's most mysterious medieval manuscript" has eluded cryptographers, mathematicians and linguists for over a century. And for many, the so-called Voynich book is assumed to be a hoax. ...

Trees for the Future – Planting Seeds Around the World

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Trees for the Future – Planting Seeds Around the World

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The legendary American Johnny Appleseed secured his place in history for promoting the planting of apple trees throughout the young United States.  Now, more than 200 years later, an environmental organization is d...

Fish-eaters show lower risk of preterm birth

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Fish-eaters show lower risk of preterm birth

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(Reuters Health) - Among pregnant women at high risk of preterm birth, those who eat fish a few times a week may be less likely to deliver early, a new study finds. Whether fish itself helps prevent preterm del...

Some good news about SPAM!

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Some good news about SPAM!

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Levels of spam have fallen by almost 50% since August 2010, suggest figures. Figures compiled by security firm Symantec show that the amount of junk e-mail messages flowing around the net has dropped 47% in three mon...

Cancer patients share their experiences to help others on Story Bank website

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Cancer patients share their experiences to help others on Story Bank website

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Patients have recorded their own personal cancer stories for a unique website designed to help people who are worried about cancer, particularly the risk of inheriting the condition. Researchers from the Universi...

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...

Brazil judge blocks Amazon Belo Monte dam

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Brazil judge blocks Amazon Belo Monte dam

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A Brazilian judge has blocked plans to build a huge hydro-electric dam in the Amazon rainforest because of environmental concerns. Federal judge Ronaldo Desterro said environmental requirements to build the Belo Mo...

Rare hazel pot beetle colony found thriving in Sherwood Forest

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Rare hazel pot beetle colony found thriving in Sherwood Forest

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A thriving colony of one of England's rarest beetles the hazel pot beetle - has been found hiding out in Sherwood Forest. The study raises hopes that with careful management, a species that is all but extinct in t...

Speak 26 languages with Microsoft’s new translation software

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Speak 26 languages with Microsoft’s new translation software

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New software from Microsoft Research might make it possible for speakers of different languages to converse effortlessly. Researchers at the tech company have developed a tool that can translate your speech into an...

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...

Pajama set knows babies better than parents

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Pajama set knows babies better than parents

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Once a baby starts screaming, parents and caretakers are faced with the most difficult task of all: to figure out what’s wrong and stop the crying as soon as possible. But now there’s a new onesie outfit that can...

UN conference to save earth’s biodiversity kicks off in India

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UN conference to save earth’s biodiversity kicks off in India

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DELHI — For the next two years, India will steer efforts to save the earth’s biodiversity during a time when our “natural capital” is being lost at an unprecedented rate. India is hosting the UN Conference on...