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Simple, Healthy Eating Emphasized By Brazil’s New Food Guidelines

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Last March I went to the famous strawberry fields in La Trinidad, Benguet while on an overnight stay in the Philippines summer capital Baguio City. The trip was…

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Mar
23

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Eco-Friendly Oil Spill Recovery Material Absorbs 150x Its Own Weight

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Oil spill disasters cost so much more than immediate recovery expenses. Loss of marine creatures and contamination of natural water resources often result in long term environmental costs…

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Mar
16

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City Love: The Earth Hour City Challenge 2014

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Do you love your city? Or does your heart find its home in another one on a different continent? Wherever we find the urbanscape we call our own,…

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Mar
14

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Eco-friendly Christmas Gift Wraps

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Wrapping a gift is half the fun in gift-giving. This Christmas, why not skip the usual supermarket wrapping papers and make your own eco-friendly gift wraps? With a…

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Feb
28

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New IUCN Red List Shows Both Good and Bad News

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The IUCN has updated its Red List of Threatened Species for the second time this year and revealed species which showed signs of recovery as well as those…

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Feb
6

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UN-Habitat Classifies “Prosperous” Cities

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More than half of the total world population today lives in urban areas. It is estimated that an average of 200,000 people will be added to the world…

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Jan
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From Fossil Fuels to Renewables: Electricity’s Great Transformation

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“A once-in-a-century transformation.” These are the words Maria van der Hoeven, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), used in describing the electricity sector’s shift from a…

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