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Call for greater protection at World Parks Congress

Thousands of representatives from more than 160 nations meet in Australia this week at the once-a-decade World Parks Congress as scientists warn that countries are failing to care for protected areas.

Nov 11, 2014
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How liveable are our cities?

An international study has devised a new measure for the "livability" of major cities across the world. The Global Liveable Cities Index (GLCI) takes into account the sensibilities of ordinary working people from 64 cities, ...

Nov 05, 2014
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Kerry urges US-China cooperation on climate change

Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday the U.S. and China must work together to stave off a global catastrophe from climate change. He appealed for greater cooperation between the two world powers despite strains between ...

Nov 04, 2014
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Researchers give unstable soils a carpeting

A new, more environmentally-friendly practice for soil strengthening, using recycled carpet, could see the construction industry substantially decrease its carbon footprint thanks to research from the UTS ...

Nov 04, 2014
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