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Desmond Tutu latest to dissociate from Oxfam

South African anti-apartheid figure Desmond Tutu is the latest one to dissociate from charity Oxfam that has been hit by revelations of sexual misconduct...

America

Caribbean residents see climate change as a severe threat but most...

People in the U.S. and the Caribbean share vulnerability to climate change-related disasters, but only in the Caribbean is the public truly worried. Why? US...

Asia

Borneo lost 150,000 orangutans in 16 years: study

The number of orangutans in Borneo forests has come down by nearly 150,000 in 16 years, due to forest losses, or killing by hunters...

Australia

Semitransparent solar cells: a window to the future?

Looking through semitransparent cells – one day these could be big enough to make windows. UNSW, Author provided Matthew Wright, UNSW and Mushfika Baishakhi Upama,...

Europe

Netherlands faces cow dung problem

The Netherlands, world's fifth largest exporter of dairy is facing a cowdung problem. The manure that the 1.8 million cows in the country produce...

International

Drones enable fast, accurate wildlife counts, study shows

 by Sue Palminteri, Mongabay Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have great potential for surveying wildlife, especially species that assemble in large numbers and that are...

India

Indian government drops idea of EV policy

The Indian government has dropped the idea of having a specific policy aimed at the promotion of electric vehicles (EV), which it actively considered...

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Caribbean residents see climate change as a severe threat but most...

People in the U.S. and the Caribbean share vulnerability to climate change-related disasters, but only in the Caribbean is the public truly worried. Why? US...

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Female genital mutilation unacceptable in 21st century: UN envoy

While over 200 million women and girls are estimated to have undergone some form of genital mutilation, a United Nations Envoy said that the...

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