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Sarawak targets 1M ha of tree plantations by 2020

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Sarawak targets 1M ha of tree plantations by 2020

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Sarawak, a state in Malaysian Borneo, aims to have 1 million hectares of industrial tree plantations by 2020 to offset declining timber production due to unsustainable forest management practices. According to the ...

G8 Host Britain Calls for Action to Save Children from Hunger

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G8 Host Britain Calls for Action to Save Children from Hunger

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LONDON — Setting the stage for this month's G8 summit of rich industrialized countries, British Prime Minister David Cameron on Saturday called for fresh approaches to help eliminate malnutrition and hunger among t...

Americans Honor Martin Luther King

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Americans Honor Martin Luther King

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Americans are honoring the memory of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday with a federal holiday marking his birthday. King was a Baptist preacher who fought discrimination and racism in the 1950s and...

M&S becomes ‘carbon neutral’

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M&S becomes ‘carbon neutral’

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First major UK retailer to meet its sustainability targets says results show there is also a strong business case for going green M&S has become the first major UK retailer to become fully 'carbon neutral', th...

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 ...

Hope of fresh treatment for seven cancers after single antibody is found to shrink tumours

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Hope of fresh treatment for seven cancers after single antibody is found to shrink tumours

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A drug that helps the immune system to break down cancerous tumours has been developed. It has worked on breast, bowel, prostate, ovarian, brain, bladder and liver cancers, while previous studies show it can also...

Protests Shut Down Monsanto in Davis CA.

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Protests Shut Down Monsanto in Davis CA.

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A coalition of activist organizations demonstrating at the Monsanto office in Davis CA. successfully caused a shutdown of the multinational chemical and biotech company offices there on on Saturday, March 16. Th...

New UK strategy looks to reduce costs of offshore wind power

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New UK strategy looks to reduce costs of offshore wind power

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A new strategy to co-ordinate links to offshore wind farms has been published which could reduce the cost of connections by up to £3.5 billion. Energy regulator Ofgem and the Department of Energy and Climate Cha...

India leads the world in cleantech investment growth

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India leads the world in cleantech investment growth

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India’s transformation into a cleantech powerhouse moved up a gear in 2011 when it racked up investments of $10.3bn in the sector, a growth rate of 52 per cent year on year that dwarfed the rest of the world’s signifi...

Gates donates $750 million to fight AIDS, TB and malaria

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Gates donates $750 million to fight AIDS, TB and malaria

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Davos, Switzerland (CNN) -- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will inject $750 million into the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates announced Thursday at the W...

The Love Story That Started With a Typo

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The Love Story That Started With a Typo

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Thanks so much to the AMAZING StoryCorps for this wonderful and heartwarming animated short film... In January 2007, Rachel P. Salazar and Ruben P. Salazar were living 9,000 miles apart and completely unaware of e...

Brownwashing: Why Green Consumers Buy Brown Things

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Brownwashing: Why Green Consumers Buy Brown Things

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Manufacturers have found a new way to appeal to eco-friendly consumers: Brown it. The Wall Street Journal lays out the trend: Dunkin" Donuts, Cinnabon, and Target are swapping their white napkins for brown ones. Seve...

Ben Shaw, Blind Veteran, Plays ‘World Of Warcraft’ In Partnership With ‘Guide Dog’ Player

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Ben Shaw, Blind Veteran, Plays ‘World Of Warcraft’ In Partnership With ‘Guide Dog’ Player

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A veteran who lost both eyes in the Iraq war has mastered the computer game "World of Warcraft" thanks to the help of a fellow player who acts as his personal "guide dog," according to World of Warcraft Insider. ...

Saving Amazonia: Winning the war on deforestation

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Saving Amazonia: Winning the war on deforestation

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By Justin Rowlatt BBC News, Amazonia For years, the story told about the Amazon has been one of destruction - the world's largest rainforest, a region of amazing biodiversity, key to the fight against climate chang...

RSPCA inspector Emma Timmis runs 1,425 for charity’s wildlife centre

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RSPCA inspector Emma Timmis runs 1,425 for charity’s wildlife centre

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An RSPCA inspector has completed a staggering 1,425 mile run from Durban to Cape Town in aid of one of its wildlife centres. It's thought she is the first woman to take on the ‘Freedom Trail' which saw her do more...

Good if you live in Australia! Solar power system prices drop 70%

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Good if you live in Australia! Solar power system prices drop 70%

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Competition and global price cuts on components make it a great time for Australian households to go solar - particularly with electricity prices predicted to jump a national average of 17%. While solar rebates may...

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...

PepsiCo Foundation commits $8 mn for India water initiative

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PepsiCo Foundation commits $8 mn for India water initiative

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PepsiCo Foundation, the philanthropic arm of PepsiCo on Thursday said it has committed $8 million grant to Water.org to help provide clean drinking water and sanitation programmes in India. The foundation and Water...

Green energy investment hits record global high

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Green energy investment hits record global high

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Global investment in renewable energy sources grew by 32% during 2010 to reach a record level of US$211bn (£132bn), a UN study has reported. The main growth drivers were backing for wind farms in China and roof...

Upgrading midwifery services in developing countries could save millions of lives, report suggests

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Upgrading midwifery services in developing countries could save millions of lives, report suggests

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Up to 3.6 million lives could be saved every year if midwifery services were upgraded in 58 developing countries by 2015, according to a major new report. The findings have been released by the United Nations Popul...