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California garbage trucks fueled by … garbage

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California garbage trucks fueled by … garbage

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Hundreds of trash trucks across California are rumbling down city streets using clean fuel made from a dirty source: garbage. The fuel is derived from rotting refuse that San Francisco and Oakland residents and bu...

Bangladesh: Cabinet okays draft law to conserve forests

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Bangladesh: Cabinet okays draft law to conserve forests

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The government is going for a tougher law to clamp down on rampant tree-felling in an effort to conserve forests. The cabinet yesterday approved in principle the draft of Forest Act (Amendment) 2010, prescribing ...

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,...

New hope for world’s rarest snake, Antiguan racer, thanks to conservationists’ efforts

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New hope for world’s rarest snake, Antiguan racer, thanks to conservationists’ efforts

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Conservationists working in the West Indies have made incredible progress in saving the rarest snake on the planet, the Antiguan racer. The population has dramatically climbed from just 50 individuals in the mid-n...

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...

Innovation Earth: House made of textiles will use the energy of a hairdryer

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Innovation Earth: House made of textiles will use the energy of a hairdryer

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Ask me to show you a sustainable house made of fabric, and I"ll show you a tent -- or a yurt. Here where I live in Southern California, "green" homes come in three flavors: concrete, reclaimed wood and corrugated stee...

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

The Story of Change

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The Story of Change

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Over the past several decades, many environmental and social change efforts have come to reflect the centrality of shopping in our culture, suggesting change can be made—or is even best made—through alterations in our...

Nature group buys private land to preserve endangered B.C grassland

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Nature group buys private land to preserve endangered B.C grassland

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VANCOUVER - A huge tract of endangered grasslands in southern British Columbia will be preserved, after it was bought from private landowners by a non-profit conservation group. The Nature Conservancy of Canada sai...

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...

English forest sell-off put on hold

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English forest sell-off put on hold

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Government postpones sale of 40,000 hectares of public forest to allow for a review of woodland protection

Speak up for children at Rio+20 Earth summit

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Speak up for children at Rio+20 Earth summit

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Rachel Hall was part of a Unicef UK group that prepared a list of priorities that young people want to be taken up at the summit. She explains what they expect from world leaders Like many young people, I take th...

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 ...

Nature ‘is worth billions’ to UK

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Nature ‘is worth billions’ to UK

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The UK's parks, lakes, forests and wildlife are worth billions of pounds to the economy, says a major report. The health benefits of merely living close to a green space are worth up to £300 per person per year, ...

India’s top court imposes ban on ‘toxic’ pesticide

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India’s top court imposes ban on ‘toxic’ pesticide

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NEW DELHI — India's top court on Friday temporarily banned use of the pesticide endosulfan, which the government has resisted blacklisting despite curbs imposed in 60 other countries over health concerns. India ...

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...

Earth Day 2012

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Earth Day 2012

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Earth Day 2012 Earth Day was founded 42 years ago as a way to galvanize the environmental movement, which at the time was often fighting relatively local battles. This film was created to inspire us as a Globe...