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The trade in rhino horn: asset stripping on an apocalyptic scale

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The South African government’s plan to legalise rhino horn sales will simply make life easier for the organized crime cartels that are exterminating the species

Boston police safely blow up suspicious backpacks

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2 mentions1 day ago 1 day ago
BOSTON (AP) — Survivors, first responders and relatives of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over the city's resilience in the face of a terror attack.

EverClip review

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3 mentions1 day ago 1 day ago
Clip Web pages and page elements without too much hassle. Read this article by Chris Page on CNET.

Ukraine, US to alternately cajole, threaten Russia

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GENEVA (AP) — Ukraine is hoping to placate Russia and calm hostilities with its neighbor even as the U.S. prepares a new round of sanctions to punish Moscow for what it regards as fomenting unrest.

Pedal on Parliament: the stakes are high ahead of Scottish referendum

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Sally Hinchcliffe: Our annual mass bike ride is aiming to make Scotland a cycle-friendly country – whatever the outcome

Spartan Portable Lite Multi Clipboard review

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Store clips, so you can reuse them again and again, with this utility clipboard app. Read this article by Ben Markton on CNET.

Malaysia at risk of falling behind in push for more sustainable palm oil

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The Malaysian state should play a more active role in supporting the transition toward less environmentally destructive palm oil production, says a coalition of Malaysian NGO's. In a statement issued Sunday, the Malaysian Palm Oil NGO Coalition (MPONGOC) urged Malaysian banks, palm oil associations, and other government-backed institutions ...

Letter to Pope Francis calling for fossil fuel divestment

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Multi-faith groups in Australia and North America urge the Pope to back a campaign to pull money out of the fossil fuel industry

Portland plans reservoir flush after teen cited

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Call it the Big Flush 2, and this time the sequel promises to be much bigger than the original.

Summer cycling on the cheap? Bike gear for £25 or less

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Peter Walker: A brief guide tolooking the part on two wheels this spring/summer – without breaking the bank

Fears rise for missing in SKorea ferry sinking

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MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — Strong currents, rain and bad visibility hampered an increasingly anxious search Thursday for 287 passengers, many thought to be high school students, still missing more than a day after their ferry flipped onto its side and sank in cold waters off the southern ...

Handy Photo review

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Turn photo editing into a thoroughly enjoyable activity with this feature-packed tool. Read this article by Chris Page on CNET.

New York police disband unit that spied on Muslims

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NEW YORK (AP) — A special New York Police Department unit that sparked controversy by tracking the daily lives of Muslims in an effort to detect terror threats has been disbanded, police officials said Tuesday.

Trial of GM plants to help fight heart disease given go-ahead

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Scientists to grow a crop of camelina plants genetically modified to produce fish oils which could be used in health supplements

South Korea says 293 missing in ferry disaster

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Nearly 300 people were still missing Wednesday several hours after a ferry carrying 459, most of them high school students, sank in cold waters off South Korea's southern coast, killing at least two and injuring seven, officials said.

Solar Chimneys Can Convert Hot Air to Energy, But Is Funding a Mirage?

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A veteran balloonist is among those who want to use solar updraft towers to generate power, but funding has been elusive.

Pope Francis urged to back fossil fuel divestment campaign

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Letter from religious groups in Australia and North America says it is 'immoral' to profit from fossil fuels

One-third of Beijing pollution comes from outside the city, figures show

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Pollution watchdog says 28-36% of hazardous airborne particlescame from surrounding provinces like Hebei

Long lives, big impacts: human life expectancy linked to extinctions

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Since the arrival of Homo sapiens, other species have been going extinct at an unprecedented rate. Most scientists now agree that extinction rates are between 100 and 1000 times greater than before humans existed. Working out what is driving these extinctions is fiendishly complicated, but a new study ...

Country diary: Glapthorn Cow Pastures, Northamptonshire: Butterfly wings are where nature paints its pictures

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Country diary: Glapthorn Cow Pastures, Northamptonshire: It's great to see butterflies out in numbers, regal peacocks, bright yellow brimstones, rustic small tortoiseshells, orange spotty commas, and vivid orange tips

Canada becoming launch-pad of a global tar sands and oil shale frenzy

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A world-wide extreme energy boom, modelled after Canada's, is unleashing weapons of mass ecological destruction

Get Ashampoo WinOptimizer 11 free for 40 days -- at 30 percent off

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Try out new Ashampoo WinOptimizer 11 with full support, free for 40 days and at 30 percent off the regular $39.99 price. Read this article by Tuong Nguyen on CNET.

Pro-Russia separatists take armor, humiliating Ukraine forces

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By Stephanie Nebehay and Christian Lowe GENEVA/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Foreign ministers from East and West will try to defuse the Ukraine crisis on Thursday in Geneva, once frequently the scene of Cold War negotiations, but will risk being upstaged by Russian President Vladimir Putin. With Russian troops massed ...

Nearly a thousand environmental activists murdered since 2002

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At least 908 people were murdered for taking a stand to defend the environment between 2002 and 2013, according to a new report today from Global Witness, which shows a dramatic uptick in the murder rate during the past four years. Notably, the report appears on the same day that another NGO, Survival International, released a video of a gunman terrorizing a Guarani indigenous community in Brazil.

6 security tips for using public Wi-Fi

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Public hotspots leave your computer and your online accounts wide open. Here's how to use Wi-Fi wisely. Read this article by Julie Wildhaber on CNET.

Man charged with hoax near marathon finish line

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BOSTON (AP) — A man taken into custody near the Boston Marathon finish line late Tuesday, the anniversary of the deadly pressure cooker bombings, had a rice cooker in his backpack and was being charged with possession of a hoax device, police said.

At Boston Marathon, a chance to finally finish

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Just one tiny misstep at mile 15 of the Boston Marathon last spring ruined any chance of amputee runner Jeff Glasbrenner breaking four hours.

NXPowerLite Desktop for Mac review

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Lower the size of your JPEG, PDF, and Microsoft Office files with ease. Read this article by Chris Page on CNET.

Firetruck rams California eatery; 15 injured

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MONTEREY PARK, Calif. (AP) — Two firetrucks heading to a burning home collided Wednesday in a Los Angeles suburb, sending one careening into a restaurant and injuring 15 people, including six firefighters.

Solemn tributes mark Boston Marathon bombing

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BOSTON (AP) — Survivors, first responders and relatives of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over the city's resilience in the face of a terror attack.

Hundreds still missing in deadly Korea ferry sinking

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By Narae Kim JINDO, South Korea (Reuters) - South Korean coastguard and navy divers resumed searching on Thursday for about 290 people still missing, many of them students from the same high school, after a ferry capsized in sight of land. Grieving family members gathered on the quay ...

Ecuador will have referendum on fate of Yasuni after activists collect over 700,000 signatures

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In what is a major victory for environmentalists, campaigners with United for Yasuni have collected 727,947 signatures triggering a national referendum on whether or not oil drilling should proceed in three blocs of Yasuni National Park in Ecuador.
 

 

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