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Nigeria to use Solar powered Boreholes

The government of Bauchi state in Nigeria says it will provide fifteen solar-powered boreholes in each of the twenty local…

Body Shop founder Anita Roddick dies at 64

The death of Dame Anita Roddick from a brain haemorrhage, after suffering from Hepatitis C for 30 years, was met…

Gorillas head race to extinction

Gorillas, orangutans, and corals are among the plants and animals which are sliding closer to extinction. The Red List of…

World’s Most Efficient Solar Panels?

An Irish company, Surface Power, has launched what could be the most efficient solar hot water panel ever produced. The…

Botox Injections May Cause Brain Damage

The anti-wrinkle treatment Botox can spread from the face to the brain, researchers have claimed. Botox – based on a…

Milk: the Real Story

In many ancient cultures the cow is sacred and so is her milk. The Hindus for instance believe that the…

Biofuels ‘crime against humanity’

A United Nations expert has condemned the growing use of crops to produce biofuels as a replacement for petrol as…

Chernobyl to be covered in steel

The authorities in Ukraine have approved a giant steel cover for the radioactive site of the world’s worst nuclear disaster…

MARKETING OF GM POTATOES IN SA IMMINENT

2008 has been declared “The Year of the Potato” by the UN General Assembly in honour of the vegetable people…

Largest debt-for-nature swap ever yields $26M for Costa Rica’s forests

The Nature Conservancy has brokered the largest debt-for-nature swap in history — a deal that will secure long-term, science-based conservation…