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‘Asian unicorn’ to get new Vietnam nature reserve

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‘Asian unicorn’ to get new Vietnam nature reserve

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Vietnam is setting up a nature reserve to protect one of the world's rarest animals - an antelope-like creature called the saola. It intends to create a 160sq/km (61 sq/mile) area in the central province of Qu...

‘Biology Letters’ Science Journal Publishes Study By 8-Year-Old Children On Bumblebee Color And Pattern Vision

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‘Biology Letters’ Science Journal Publishes Study By 8-Year-Old Children On Bumblebee Color And Pattern Vision

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LONDON — A science journal from Britain's prestigious Royal Society has published a study conducted and written by 8-year-old students. The children from an English elementary school investigated the way bumblebe...

‘Cancer dogs’ research launched in Milton Keynes

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‘Cancer dogs’ research launched in Milton Keynes

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The world's first scientific study to train a group of dogs to detect prostate cancer has been launched in Milton Keynes. The charity Medical Detection Dogs needs men from the east of England to donate samples ...

‘Critical habitat’ set aside in Alaska for polar bears

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‘Critical habitat’ set aside in Alaska for polar bears

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(CNN) -- The setting aside of 187,000 square miles in Alaska as "critical habitat" for polar bears could have an impact on oil and gas drilling, federal and environmental officials said Wednesday. The U.S. Fish ...

‘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...

‘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...

‘Solar Suitcase’ Aids Doctors in Developing World

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‘Solar Suitcase’ Aids Doctors in Developing World

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KANO, Nigeria - The World Health Organization says the number of women who die from pregnancy and childbirth has been cut in half over the last 20 years.  While that is an encouraging development, about half a milli...

5 Easy Ways to Start Conserving at Home

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5 Easy Ways to Start Conserving at Home

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You can help your state avoid an energy crisis like California experienced simply by implementing a few common sense changes in your home. Get your family involved and other energy efficient changes will follow nat...

A bluebell wood in full flower is a true assault on the senses

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A bluebell wood in full flower is a true assault on the senses

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As the Bluebell's begin to flower in the UK, This article from the Guardian.. Wander down to a wood in April or early May and it's likely that you'll be confronted by a wonderful sight. A carpet of blue will stret...

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...

Acute oak decline disease prompts £1.1m research effort

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Acute oak decline disease prompts £1.1m research effort

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Project aims to understand distribution and severity of mystery disease causing Britain's oak trees to 'bleed to death' A mystery disease causing Britain's oak trees to "bleed to death" has prompted a £1.1m researc...

Africa Sci-tech Forum Promotes Homegrown Innovation

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Africa Sci-tech Forum Promotes Homegrown Innovation

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Experts and officials gathered at the first Africa Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation in Nairobi, Kenya are seeking African solutions to African problems.  Participants are calling for African governments ...

Algeria plans rapid green energy ramp-up

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Algeria plans rapid green energy ramp-up

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Algeria is aiming to generate 40 per cent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020, energy minister Youcef Yousfi has announced. About 60 renewable energy projects will be launched to give a capacity of ...

Alzheimer’s blood test ‘fishes’ for signs of disease

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Alzheimer’s blood test ‘fishes’ for signs of disease

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A new technique could lead to a blood test for detecting Alzheimer's, a US study claims. The small trial, published in the journal Cell, used thousands of artificial molecules to "fish" for the disease. Researcher...

Alzheimer’s: Deep brain stimulation ‘reverses’ disease

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Alzheimer’s: Deep brain stimulation ‘reverses’ disease

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Scientists in Canada have raised a tantalising prospect - reversing Alzheimer's disease. Brain shrinkage, declining function and memory loss had been thought to be irreversible. They used a technique known as deep...

Ambitious project to green the desert to begin in Jordan

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Ambitious project to green the desert to begin in Jordan

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There's great news for sustainable design innovation this week as the Sahara Forest Project gets backing from a development deal between Norway and Jordan. We wrote about this incredible proposal to create carbon neu...

American study suggests bad fat can be transformed to burn off calories

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American study suggests bad fat can be transformed to burn off calories

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Researchers in the US have apparently learned how to turn so-called 'bad' fat into 'good' into what's being described as a possible future treatment for obesity. The team at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore s...

Antarctic Ozone Hole 2nd Smallest in 20 Years

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Antarctic Ozone Hole 2nd Smallest in 20 Years

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The ozone hole above the Antarctic has hit its maximum extent for the year. Due to warm temperatures, the opening in the protective atmospheric layer was the second smallest it has been for 20 years, scientists...

Archaeologists discover lost Maya city in Mexican jungle

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Archaeologists discover lost Maya city in Mexican jungle

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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Archaeologists have found an ancient Maya city that remained hidden for centuries in the rain forests of eastern Mexico, a discovery in a remote nature reserve they hope will yield clues abo...

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...