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Vladimir Putin Ultralight

Ultralight Aircraft News: Russian President Flies Ultralight to Encourage Crane Migration

In an effort to help save endangered cranes on their southern migration Russian President Vladimir Putin took flight in an ultralight aircraft early last month. Accompanied by pilot Igor Nikitin in the two-seat trike aircraft the ultralight helped lead a flock of rare White Siberian Cranes to their migration route. Putin wore a white jumpsuit […]

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Uruguay President José Mujica

Translation of Rio +20 Summit Speech by Uruguay President José Mujica

Thank you to Veronica Pamoukaghlian, creator of The Wander Life Blog, for sharing this translation with us.  The following is a translation of the speech given by Uruguay President José Mujica at the Rio +20 Summit on June 20, 2012 in front of representatives of 139 from around the World. GARD Pro Not Registered To all of […]

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New Zealand Milford Sound

What New Zealand Can Teach the Rest of the World When it Comes to Renewable Energy

This guest post is by Alex Duthie of Find Energy Savings. With a long standing commitment to the environment, New Zealand (NZ) is a country which has built its reputation on its clean image. It is part of the country’s background and it is built into its future. Tourism relies on the country being untarnished and […]

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Corruption in Malaysia Borneo Rainforest Cleared

21 NGOs from 9 Countries Ask for UN Involvement in Malaysia Corruption Scandal

Abdul Taib Mahmud, a politician in Malaysia since 1981, was found to be corruptly taking government land and destroying the Borneo rainforest at the same time. This was discovered in December 2011 when land registry records were leaked. Since that time the Malaysian government was given time to take care of this corruption. However, authorities […]

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Top Airline Companies Go Earth Friendly

Top Airline Companies Go Earth Friendly

This guest post is by Shay of FrenchAirportGuide.com. The need to help save Mother Earth has reached the ears of many airline companies. News of the successful completion of the world’s first intercontinental flight that is run by the sun has reached the attention of the world. This gives more hope to environmentalist that even […]

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Volkswagon Hover Concept Car

Volkswagen’s Hover Car Concept Uses Electromagnetic Levitation

Last year Volkswagen launched the People’s Car Project to get the public’s ideas on the vehicles they are looking for. Over 119,000 ideas were submitted to the project from 33 million visitors in about 11 months. From the diverse ideas Volkswagen chose to develop three as concept vehicles, including the “Hover Car”, the “Music Car” […]

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Arctic Ground Squirrel

32,000 Year Old Seed Sprouts the World’s Oldest Plant

Recently Russian scientists discovered  an arctic squirrel’s burrow that contained frozen seeds that resulted in the World’s oldest plant sprouting. Surrounded by layers of woolly rhinoceros, bison, and mammoth bones the seeds were found 124 feet (38 meters) below the permafrost. Seed preservation is vital in retaining a healthy diversity of plant species for future […]

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Canada Eliminating Marine Pollution Program by April 2013

Canada Eliminating Marine Pollution Program by April 2013

In a somewhat controversial decision, Canada has chosen to shut down their marine pollution program. The program and job cuts are an attempt to save the country $79 million. However, the program was created to protect Canada’s ocean waters from chemical threats. “As can be expected when one is told their position is being terminated, […]

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Germany Makes New Solar Power Record

Germany Makes New Solar Power Record

After Fukushima Germany was quick to close several nuclear power plants and reactors for fear of similar disaster. A shift into using photovoltaic panels and alternative energies has led them to setting a new solar power record. These panels will be joined by other sustainable energy sources by 2022 when the remaining nuclear stations are […]

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Oxford University Led the Way in Discovering New Species on Seafloor Near Antarctica

Led by Professor Alex Rogers of Oxford University's Department of Zoology, researchers have discovered previously unknown marine species and organisms. They found an octopus in addition to new species of starfish, sea anemones, barnacles and yeti crab. Found on the dark ocean floor near Antarctica, these new species were discovered around hydrothermal vents. Reaching temperatures up […]

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