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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 ...

U.N. Proposes ‘Climate Services’ To Help Developing Nations Deal With Onslaught Of Extreme Weather

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U.N. Proposes ‘Climate Services’ To Help Developing Nations Deal With Onslaught Of Extreme Weather

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GENEVA -- The global economy could reduce $100 billion a year in climate change-linked losses by providing the most vulnerable countries with "climate services" to help them prepare, a United Nations expert panel r...

Brazil’s forest code debate may determine fate of the Amazon rainforest

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Brazil’s forest code debate may determine fate of the Amazon rainforest

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Brazil's forest code may be about to get an overhaul. The federal code, which presently requires landowners in the Amazon to keep 80 percent of their land forest (20-35% in the cerrado), is widely flouted, but ha...

Bee Expert Honored with Tyler Environmental Prize

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Bee Expert Honored with Tyler Environmental Prize

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Bees play an important role in agriculture, pollinating crops and providing us with the natural sweetener, honey.  Environmental stresses are taking their tolls on the insects, however, and this year's Tyler Prize ...

Brain waves from thoughts of sounds used to move cursor

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Brain waves from thoughts of sounds used to move cursor

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A cursor on a computer screen can be controlled using thoughts about a range of vowel sounds, research has found. Brain signals have been translated into motion or even pictures before, but the current research show...

Nepalese Sherpa Leads Climb to Clean Up Everest

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Nepalese Sherpa Leads Climb to Clean Up Everest

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A Nepalese mountaineer who has climbed Mount Everest more times than any other climber, is leading a new expedition to clean up trash left behind on the world's tallest peak. The Sherpa named Apa and a team of c...

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...

Dolphins help save tired dog stuck in canal

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Dolphins help save tired dog stuck in canal

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MARCO ISLAND: Some persistent dolphins are being credited with saving a dog that had run away on Marco Island. The dog's owner said he had been missing for 15 hours before the dolphins alerted neighbors. Cindy Bu...

Huge Coral Reefs Discovered off Puerto Rico

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Huge Coral Reefs Discovered off Puerto Rico

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A new discovery of thriving coral reefs off the coast of Puerto Rico may offer hope for other shallower reefs. Scuba diving scientists discovered sprawling and diverse coral reefs at 100 to 500 feet (30 to 150 mete...

Homeless former DJ and voiceover man propelled to fame and wins job offers thanks to viral video

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Homeless former DJ and voiceover man propelled to fame and wins job offers thanks to viral video

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One of America's first viral videos of 2011 has propelled a homeless man, who was filmed begging for money with a baritone-rich radio voice, to national attention and job offers. Ted Williams, a 53 year-old forme...

Ellen Page – Vanishing of the Bees Screenings

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Ellen Page – Vanishing of the Bees Screenings

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The documentary film, Vanishing of the Bees, narrated by Ellen Page of "Juno" fame, takes a piercing investigative look at the economic, political and ecological implications of the worldwide disappearance of the ho...

Worker Ants Could Inspire High-Tech Tools

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Worker Ants Could Inspire High-Tech Tools

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Ants in the Panamanian rain forest could inspire high-tech tools of the future that are strong and can withstand fracture. During the course of his work, University of Oregon research scientist Robert Schofield also...

Thief returns stolen hammer to store with apology decades after theft

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Thief returns stolen hammer to store with apology decades after theft

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An anonymous thief sent an envelope of cash to a family-owned supply store in western Pennsylvania to pay for a hammer stolen decades ago. The cash arrived at Central Contractors Supply Co. in Johnstown, with a h...

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg signs up for Giving Pledge

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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg signs up for Giving Pledge

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Zuckerberg agrees to donate most of his wealth to charity

G20 nations must not forget plight of world’s poorest at Seoul summit – Ban Ki-moon

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G20 nations must not forget plight of world’s poorest at Seoul summit – Ban Ki-moon

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10 November 2010 – The world’s richest nations must take into account the needs of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people in their plans for reinforcing the global economic recovery – that was one of the ke...

Technology Comes to the Rescue of Baby Girls in India

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Technology Comes to the Rescue of Baby Girls in India

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Female foeticide is an issue which our country has grappled with for ages. The gender composition in India has worsened over time. Demographically, though the ratio has increased from 927 females per 1000 males to ...