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Italian 'problem' bears irk Swiss

Swiss and Italian officials are butting heads over how to tackle bears roaming between the two countries, in a dispute centred on balancing human and animal welfare.

Aug 23, 2013
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Real-time travel updates direct to your smartphone

A bluetooth application that gives tourists real-time city information on their smartphones has been developed through a pan-European initiative. An updated iPhone app was released in time for the summer, ...

Aug 20, 2013
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New resource to record Britain's trees launched

Treezilla, the monster map of trees, was launched by The Open University and partners on 14 June 2013. The citizen science project aims to map every tree in Britain through Treezilla.org and the related apps.

Jun 18, 2013
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Mobile app to help fight against racism in France

A French anti-racism association is launching a mobile application it hopes will help eradicate racist graffiti by enabling users to take photos of offensive tags, geo-locate them and get them removed.

May 24, 2013
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Eco database to map landscape projects

Environmental projects which map some of the most important benefits we get from nature have been brought together for the first time in an online database, following national survey work by researchers in the University ...

May 22, 2013
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