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In the wake of disaster: Oysters begin cleaning the Gulf

In the wake of disaster: Oysters begin cleaning the Gulf

January 31, 2011

The solution is more simple than you might think. Oysters, nature’s vacuum cleaner.

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Muslims in Egypt turn up en masse to Coptic Christmas, serving as “human shields”
Christopher Senyonjo Provides Hope For Gays In Uganda

Christopher Senyonjo Provides Hope For Gays In Uganda

December 8, 2010

A lone activist for gays living in Uganda.

Poison Eating Bacteria Changes Life As We Know It

Poison Eating Bacteria Changes Life As We Know It

December 6, 2010

A group of scientists working for NASA in California have discovered a bacteria unlike anything else previously known on earth.

Luxury German Automaker Designs Poland’s New Recyclable Subway Cars

Luxury German Automaker Designs Poland’s New Recyclable Subway Cars

December 2, 2010

Set for deployment in 2012, BMW has been quietly designing the world’s most modern subway car in Warsaw,

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Mind the Gap – Building Bridges that Save in Kenya

Mind the Gap – Building Bridges that Save in Kenya

November 30, 2010

“I have built many bridges in very remote areas for the ‘few and the needy’ that a larger organization may not consider”

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Children fighting for Children – Banding Together in War-Torn Congo

Children fighting for Children – Banding Together in War-Torn Congo

November 19, 2010

In the DR Congo children have created an organization known as the Children’s Parliament, to defend and teach human rights.

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The World According to the Prince of Wales

The World According to the Prince of Wales

November 17, 2010

We’ve lost touch with our world, says the Prince of Wales. As consumption grows across the globe and resources dwindle, its easy to look at the entire sum of problems and feel discouraged. We hear about new technologies; solar arrays, wind farms, and electric cars but often they seem slow on the uptake. We look around ...

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Bomb Sniffing Rats Clean Mozambique

Bomb Sniffing Rats Clean Mozambique

November 12, 2010

Mozambique- Today, rats have assisted in reopening 2 million square meters (aprox. 6.5 million feet) of previously unsafe land in Mozambique, thanks to their ability to sniff out hidden land mines. It takes about nice months to train a rat to sniff the TNT used in a land mine. The rat indicates his discovery by scratching ...

Better than Plastics? – Insulation and Packaging from Mushrooms

Better than Plastics? – Insulation and Packaging from Mushrooms

October 12, 2010

Eben Bayer and Gavin McIntyre at Ecovative has developed a way to create packaging material from mushrooms

Human Waste Used to Power 200 Homes

Human Waste Used to Power 200 Homes

October 6, 2010

A town in the UK has become the first ever to supply homes with natural gas…created from human waste.

Bringing Hope to War-Torn Afghanistan

Bringing Hope to War-Torn Afghanistan

October 2, 2010

Inge Missmahl witnessed chaos, violence and despair on her first visit to Afghanistan. Now, spends her time on a mission of healing. The most effective answer she’s found to the hardships people endure here is not medicinal, its psychological.

Costa Rican Man Friends Crocodile

Costa Rican Man Friends Crocodile

September 29, 2010

Deep in the Costa Rican jungle, a fisherman named Chito discovered a crocodile that had been shot in the eye by a cattle farmer and left for dead. Chito was able to drag the massive reptile into his boat and brought to his home, where he stayed by his side for months, nursing him back to health.