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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, ...

dateNov 05, 2014 in Social Sciences
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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 ...

dateNov 04, 2014 in Environment
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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 ...

dateNov 04, 2014 in Environment
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Killer cats linked to local extinctions

Feral cats (Felis sylvestris catus) play a significant role in the extinction of small mammals in Australia's tropical savannah, and until the cats are controlled, researchers fear another wave of extinc ...

dateOct 27, 2014 in Ecology
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Haphazard reporting puts Australian parrots at risk

Wildlife smugglers within and outside Australia could be exploiting high overseas demand for Australian parrots due to a lack of systematic reporting and monitoring of the wildlife trade in many countries, ...

dateOct 27, 2014 in Ecology
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