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Greenpeace calls for marine mammal rescue in Japan: protests new US airbase PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 12 March 2005 10:20
Today a flotilla of fishingboats and Greenpeace joined in a protest at sea at the proposed site of a new American military airbase. The proposed base would be built on top of a coral reef, destroying important marine habitats essential to the survival of the last remaining dugongs (sea cows) in Japan.
Last Updated on Saturday, 12 March 2005 10:20
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UK takes action over greenhouse gasses PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 12 March 2005 03:14
UK takes action over greenhouse gasses

BBC:
In contrast to Canada's "do nothing" stance, the UK government has announced tougher limits on greenhouse gas emissions to meet its Kyoto targets following pressure from the European Commission.
Last Updated on Saturday, 12 March 2005 03:14
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Japan's rocket success and talk of manned space mission PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 26 February 2005 12:48

Japan's rocket success and talk of manned space mission

AP: "North Korea, meanwhile, has perhaps had an even deeper impact on Japan's space program in recent years.

The perceived nuclear threat from the enigmatic communist nation, which launched a Taepodong 1 missile over Japan's main island in 1998, has provided a strong impetus for Tokyo to beef up its space capabilities.

Having their own launch technology validated puts a serious edge on the China/North Korea/Japan military competition and supremecy for space. -- Space & Technology Editor

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 February 2005 12:48
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Invisible Galaxy PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 23 February 2005 15:37
Cosmologists have discovered the first known ?dark galaxy? ? a galaxy made almost entirely of dark matter. Invisible to normal telescopes, this dark galaxy can only be ?seen? with radio telescopes.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 February 2005 15:37
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LIFE UNDER CODEX PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 20 February 2005 01:10
LIFE UNDER CODEX
Excerpted from a Feb 2005 Vitality Magazine article
by Helke Ferrie

If the following were a horror movie, we could all sit back with our popcorn and enjoy it. Unfortunately, this is not fiction, and if we don't do something about it, this nightmare will soon become waking reality in the USA and Canada.
Last Updated on Sunday, 20 February 2005 01:10
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Danger of bird flu epidemic underestimated PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 17 February 2005 02:58
Danger of bird flu epidemic underestimated

BBC: The spread of the deadly bird flu virus may have been underestimated because of a misunderstanding of how it affects the body, British scientists have said.
Last Updated on Thursday, 17 February 2005 02:58
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UN Ban Endures on Terminator Seeds PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 15 February 2005 14:41
UN Ban Endures on Terminator Seeds

BROOKLIN, Canada, Feb 11 (IPS) - An international moratorium on the use of controversial "terminator technology" in genetically engineered crops survived efforts to overturn it at a United Nations interim meeting on the Convention on Biological Diversity in Bangkok Friday. The Canadian government initiated the move to lift the de-facto moratorium and allow testing and commercialisation of the genetically engineered technology that makes seeds sterile.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 February 2005 14:41
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Search for Origin of New AIDS Strain Widens PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 13 February 2005 14:29
AIDS viruses isolated from two people are being studied to determine whether either might be the source of a rare and potentially more aggressive form of H.I.V. detected in a New York City man, an AIDS scientist involved in the studies said yesterday.
Last Updated on Sunday, 13 February 2005 14:29
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Environment is the major world issue PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 08 October 2004 03:30
Environment is the major world issue

With the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Kenya's Assistant Minister for Environment and Natural Resources Professor Wangari Maathai, this Agence France-Presse, reviews the last few decades of the politics of Environment.  Also included here is the allafrica.com piece o­n the announcement. -- Space & Technology Editor
Last Updated on Friday, 08 October 2004 03:30
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