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Solar Storms

I recently joined a Space conference in Rome where I learned that the famous solar storm called "Carrington event" taking ...

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Banning plastic

Rwanda has banned non-biodegradable plastic and hopes to become the first plastic free country in the world, but as this ...

STORY URL: Rwanda's plastic bag-free utopia
Not so long ago, Rwanda suffered from an all-too-familiar problem in Africa: billions of plastic bags choking waterways and destroying entire ecosystems. To fight this scourge of the environment...

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Washed away

The Senegalese city of St. Louis is being threatened by rising sea levels. Some 70% of its 250,000 citizens ...

STORY URL: Climate change drowning 'Venice of Africa'
Ameth Diagne was asleep when the first waves lapped at his back door, the lukewarm, salty water seeping into his bedroom an impassive portent of the final days of his 650-year-old fishing community.

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What's the verdict on nuclear energy?

Following the earthquake-induced tsunami on the north-east coast of Japan in 2011 and the crisis it triggered at the Fukushima ...

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The Power Of Conformity

With possibilities of living longer and been healthier keep expanding researchers invest most of their time trying to understand the ...

STORY URL: Elevator Experiment

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'Sociable' housing

Cohousing is a form of "intentional community" created and run by its residents. It consists of private houses or flats ...

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Changing Attitudes - More Voices

Older People’s Day: A time to celebrate UK Older People’s Day is on 1 October to coincide with ...

STORY URL: Older People’s Day | Older Peoples Day
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Doing the right thing – without being asked

Over one thousand people In Bangladesh are crushed to death when a garment factory they are working in collapses around ...

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Devastating tornado hits Oklahoma

Here at Swiss Re we are shaken by the devastation caused yesterday by the massive tornado in Moore, Oklahoma. Our ...

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Toxic time bomb in India

What you see below is one of the latest documentaries on the toxic asbestos trade in India and it contains ...

STORY URL: 101 East - India: Toxic Trade
More than 50 countries have banned asbestos products but India cannot get enough and is importing the mineral from Canada. Is India investing in a future hea...

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Sexual health and older adults

The number of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) among older people is increasing. Across the UK, US and Canada, scientists have ...

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What if we *never* run out of oil?

Fascinating article from The Atlantic that sheds light on an interesting question: What if we never run out of oil ...

STORY URL: What If We Never Run Out of Oil? - Charles C. Mann - The Atlantic
New technology and a little-known energy source suggest that fossil fuels may not be finite. This would be a miracle—and a nightmare.

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Campaign to bridge the generational gap

The UK WRVS last year launched a campaign to actively bridge the gap between generations; their concern being that opportunities ...

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Cancer death rates continue to fall

Cancer Research UK (CRUK) has published new data, forecasting that the proportion of people who die from cancer will continue ...

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Renewable Energy - Start now!

The invisible grip that that black gold has over the world, cannot be summarized in a few words. The fact ...

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