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A sporting victory for equal rights

via Herald Sun | Sat July 14, 2012
A few days ago the runner made history as one of two women named in the Saudi Olympic team.

Libya election: High turnout in historic vote

via BBC | Sat July 07, 2012
Libyans have been voting in their first free national election for 60 years.

Human Rights Council backs Internet freedom

via New York Daily News | Sat July 07, 2012
Despite opposition from India, China and Russia, the UN Human Rights Council passed its first resolution on Internet freedom, to support individuals’ rights online.

Chinese police ‘smash’ trafficking gangs, frees 181

via BBC | Fri July 06, 2012
Chinese police have broken up two major child trafficking gangs and freed 181 children, officials say.

Long hunt detects possible ‘God particle’

via BBC | Wed July 04, 2012
Physicists in Europe claim they have discovered a new particle consistent with the long-sought Higgs boson, crucial to theories of the universe.

China to ban shark fin soup from official functions

via Washington Post | Tue July 03, 2012
Shark fin lovers attending an upcoming Chinese government soirée may be disappointed to find the delicacy off the menu.

10,000 sq mi of Congo rainforest declared World Heritage site

Story contains video via MongaBay | Mon July 02, 2012
On Tuesday, the United Nations Education, Science, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) declared the Sangha Tri-National Protected Area complex (TNS) as a World Heritage Site for its density and diversity of rainforest wildlife.

Shark fin ban gains momentum in Metro cities

via North Shore Outlook | Fri June 29, 2012
A campaign to stamp out the use of shark fins by Chinese restaurants is quickly gaining steam across Metro Vancouver.

Maldives creates world’s biggest marine reserve

via Maldives | Thu June 21, 2012
The Indian Ocean archipelago of the Maldives announced at the Rio+20 summit it would create the world’s biggest marine reserve to protect its fisheries and biodiversity.

Watch: Harvard And MIT Create EdX To Offer Free University Courses To The World

Story contains video via Huffington Post | Wed June 20, 2012
One of the America’s most prestigious universities is offering free online courses to anyone in world, providing they have an Internet connection.

Ten African nations pledge to transform their economies to take nature into account

via MongaBay | Thu June 14, 2012
Last month ten African nations, led by Botswana, pledged to incorporate 'natural capital' into their economies. Natural capital, which seeks to measure the economic worth of the services provided by ecosystems and biodiversity—for example pollination, clean water, and carbon—is a nascent, but growing, method to curtail environmental damage and ensure more sustainable development.

Global alliance aims to tackle forest crime

via BBC | Sat June 09, 2012
Interpol and the United Nations have joined forces to launch an initiative to tackle global forest crime.

Toronto joins growing list of municipalities to ban plastic bags

via Toronto Sun | Thu June 07, 2012
What started off as a debate to get rid of an unpopular five-cent fee for a plastic bag has ended up with the largest outright ban on plastic bags in North America.

New Solar Program From SunEdison Aims to Eradicate Darkness in India

via Triple Pundit | Tue June 05, 2012
As technology improves and concerns continue to rise about energy availability and security, there’s much debate here in the U.S. about what kinds of energy sources governments and utilities should be looking to for future use.

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