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China’s wind power capacity to grow five-fold by 2020

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China’s wind power capacity to grow five-fold by 2020

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Despite China's hard line at the last few Climate Conferences, we hear this news from The Huffington Post and the Associated Foreign Press... "BEIJING (AFP) – China's wind power capacity will increase more than fi...

River of money flows to Thames as it wins global conservation prize

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River of money flows to Thames as it wins global conservation prize

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In the 1950s it was declared biologically dead – a heavily polluted river that was a far cry from the days when it was admired by William Wordsworth, Claude Monet and the Three Men in a Boat of Jerome K Jerome's book...

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...

The US solar industry is wrapping up its most successful year ever!

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The US solar industry is wrapping up its most successful year ever!

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The solar industry is wrapping up its most successful year ever. Solar is now the fastest growing energy industry in the U.S., employing nearly 100,000 Americans and generating billions of dollars of economic growt...

Windstalk – an alternative to Wind Turbines?

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Windstalk – an alternative to Wind Turbines?

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Wind turbines are an increasingly popular way to generate clean energy with large-scale wind farms springing up all over the world. However, many residents near proposed wind farm sites have raised concerns over the ...

What Will Fuel The Future?

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What Will Fuel The Future?

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Thanks to Voive of America for this story. The United States and other nations say they are committed to a greener future. That's been helped in recent years with millions of dollars of investment in cleaner fuel...

Good news for leukaemia: Pills ‘cure’ could enable patients to discontinue treatment

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Good news for leukaemia: Pills ‘cure’ could enable patients to discontinue treatment

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Some leukaemia patients may be effectively cured by taking modern cancer pills, giving a small minority of patients the option of discontinuing treatment, French researchers say. It had been thought that chronic ...

Groundbreaking method enables small farmers to grow more food with less water

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Groundbreaking method enables small farmers to grow more food with less water

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WASHINGTON, D.C- International relief and development organization Oxfam America joined WWF- International and Africare to bring attention to a groundbreaking method of rice farming known as the System of Rice Inte...

New hope for memory loss in old age, with study into potential new drug treatment

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New hope for memory loss in old age, with study into potential new drug treatment

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Memory loss can be one of the most distressing effects of getting older, but there's new hope from researchers who have discovered a compound that could be used to create drugs to help prevent memory loss linked to...

Argentina protects its glaciers by law

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Argentina protects its glaciers by law

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Argentina enacted a new law that protects the country's glaciers, in a global context where climate change threatens the large bodies of ice and there are risks of different polluting activities. The law, enacted...

Microbes Rapidly Consume Methane from Gulf Oil Disaster

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Microbes Rapidly Consume Methane from Gulf Oil Disaster

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The Deepwater Horizon spill was a horrible environmental disaster which caused the release of massive amounts of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Methane, a natural greenhouse gas, was also released during the c...

Designers introduce DIY coffee-based batteries at the 2010 Vienna Design Week.

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Designers introduce DIY coffee-based batteries at the 2010 Vienna Design Week.

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Showcasing their recent project, the Nespresso Capsules, Vienna designers Katharina Mischer and Thomas Traxler of Mischer'Traxler recently participated in the 2010 Vienna Design Week. The Nespresso Capsules  encour...

South Africa unveils plans for ‘world’s biggest’ solar power plant

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South Africa unveils plans for ‘world’s biggest’ solar power plant

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South Africa is to unveil plans this week for what it claims will be the world's biggest solar power plant – a radical step in a coal-dependent country where one in six people still lacks electricity. The project,...

Good news for the environment: Researchers optimistic about study into effect of nanoparticles

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Good news for the environment: Researchers optimistic about study into effect of nanoparticles

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Scientists at the University of Birmingham have secured £3 million to study the effects of nanoparticles on the environment for research that could have a positive impact on our environment. The project will focu...

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...

World Bank to lead economic push on nature protection

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World Bank to lead economic push on nature protection

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The World Bank has launched a global partnership aimed at helping countries include the costs of destroying nature into their national accounts. Ten nations will take part in the pilot phase, including India and ...

Islands of Plastic and Plants

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Islands of Plastic and Plants

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Water may be the source of life, but its life-giving quality depends on how we treat it.  Farm runoff, pesticides and fertilizers, even treated wastewater make their way back into our waters and our lives. But at...

Nations agree on historic UN pact on sharing benefits of world’s genetic resources

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Nations agree on historic UN pact on sharing benefits of world’s genetic resources

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After nearly two decades of debate, governments from around the world today agreed to a new United Nations treaty on managing the planet’s wealth of genetic resources – from animals to plants to fungi – more fairly a...

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...

Kingfishers, otters and ladybirds tell heartening tales from the canal bank

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Kingfishers, otters and ladybirds tell heartening tales from the canal bank

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Sightings of kingfisher, newt and other wildlife show that the waterways are healthy and thriving ecosystems