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Biofuels To Be Added To All UK Petrol
Green Lifestyle  (tags: CO2emissions, environment, green, world, globalwarming )

- 4082 days ago -
New rules forcing motorists to use biofuels are about to come into force - even though some campaigners say they may actually make climate change worse. The introduction of the Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation (RTFO) on Tuesday will mean that all
Tribal Peoples' Water Being Destroyed By Industry and Governments
Environment  (tags: world, suffering, water, humans, tribes, industry )

- 4103 days ago -
Survival International today releases a summary report which shows how tribal peoples are having their basic right to water denied. The document is released to coincide with World Water Day (March 22). Taking examples from nine different tribes, it
Melting Mountain Glaciers Will Shrink Grain Harvests in China and India
Environment  (tags: climate, nature, water, melting glaciers, destruction, world, food )

- 4104 days ago -
The world is now facing a climate-driven shrinkage of river-based irrigation water supplies. Mountain glaciers in the Himalayas and on the Tibet-Qinghai Plateau are melting and could soon deprive the major rivers of India and China of the ice melt needed
Sled Dogs' Lives, and Deaths, Raise Questions
Animals  (tags: deaths, investigation, animals, animalwelfare, animalcruelty, suffering, society, killed, humans )

- 4104 days ago -
By recent mortality standards, the 36th running of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race was not a banner year. Three dogs died in Alaska during the taxing 1,100-mile journey from Anchorage to Nome that was won by Lance Mackey on March 12. One was a 3-year-old
Scientists Seek Climate Clues on Antarctic Voyage
Environment  (tags: science, oceans, climate-change, c o 2, global warming )

- 4105 days ago -
Scientists set off on a voyage to Antarctica on Saturday to see if the icesheets at the edge of the vast continent are melting faster and whether the Southern Ocean is soaking up less climate-warming carbon dioxide. The Southern Ocean absorbs a large
Greenpeace and Guitar Makers Unite to Save Forests
Environment  (tags: GoodNews, trees, nature, forests, conservation, protection )

- 4105 days ago -
Sustaining the supply of natural materials isn't a new idea in the musical instrument industry, which depends on old-growth wood to achieve the best tonal quality. "The paradox is that musicians as a group tend to be pretty progressive and ecologically
Yes, You're Terminated! Arnie Sacks Clint
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: news, americans, usa, governor )

- 4105 days ago -
California's governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has sacked a Hollywood great and his own brother-in-law from the state's parks commission. Actor-director Clint Eastwood and city councillor Bobby Shriver have been told they are to be replaced on the State Park
I V F Parents Sue After Child Inherits Hemophilia
Health & Wellness  (tags: health, illness, news, in vitro fertilisation, Hemophilia )

- 4105 days ago -
The words new mother Fiona least expected or wanted to hear when she gave birth were: "It's a boy." The 30-year-old and her husband Paul used in-vitro fertilization, known as IVF, with the specific aim of producing a daughter and expected a girl for the
'Nanominerals' Influence Earth Systems From Ocean To Atmosphere To Biosphere
Science & Tech  (tags: science, discovery, environment, study )

- 4105 days ago -
The ubiquity of tiny particles of minerals--mineral nanoparticles--in oceans and rivers, atmosphere and soils, and in living cells are providing scientists with new ways of understanding Earth's workings. Our planet's physical, chemical, and biological
Can Bacteria End Drought?
Science & Tech  (tags: science, research, discovery, interesting, news )

- 4105 days ago -
I was one of the unenlightened people that thought we knew how rain works. I assumed that rain was essentially the result of water vapor condensing in clouds and falling to earth. I never once considered that precipitation could be caused by bacteria.
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