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New Zealand legalises same-sex marriage
BBC, 6 years, 5 months, 4 days, 2 hours, 52 minutes ago
New Zealand's parliament has legalised same-sex marriage, the first country in the Asia-Pacific region to do so.
New law to protect Puerto Rico leatherback turtles
BBC, 6 years, 5 months, 1 week, 37 minutes ago
Puerto Rico has introduced a new law protecting a swathe of the island's coast that has become a major nesting site for the world's largest turtle, the leatherback.
U.N. overwhelmingly approves global arms trade treaty
Reuters, 6 years, 5 months, 2 weeks, 4 days, 2 hours, 47 minutes ago
The 193-nation U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved the first treaty on the global arms trade, which seeks to regulate the $70 billion business in conventional arms and keep weapons out of the hands of human rights abusers.
Safer vaccine created without virus
Japan Times, 6 years, 5 months, 3 weeks, 3 days, 3 hours, 3 minutes ago
British scientists have developed a “holy grail” vaccine for foot-and-mouth disease that is safer and more resilient than current vaccines, according to an article published in the journal PLOS Pathogens on Wednesday.
China, world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gasses, will tax carbon
, 6 years, 6 months, 4 weeks, 1 day, 9 hours, 13 minutes ago
China’s Ministry of Finance has announced that the country will levy a tax on carbon emissions, reports Xinhua.
New wind power cheaper than coal or gas in Australia
MongaBay, 6 years, 7 months, 1 week, 23 hours, 58 minutes ago
Electricity supplied from a new wind farm is cheaper than that from a new gas or coal-fired power plant in Australia, reports a new analysis published by Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
Lenses found to ‘cure colour-blindness’
BBC, 6 years, 7 months, 1 week, 4 days, 1 hour, 31 minutes ago
Scientists say they have invented spectacle lenses that cure red-green colour blindness, which affects some women and one in every 10 men.
Gorillas to Be Protected with New Congo National Park
Live Science, 6 years, 7 months, 2 weeks, 3 days, 4 hours, 45 minutes ago
The Republic of Congo has declared a new national park that conservationists hope with protect a core population of western lowland gorillas, a critically endangered species, as well as other threatened species, the Wildlife Conservation Society announced.
From the brink of extinction: elephant seals stage remarkable comeback
MongaBay, 6 years, 7 months, 3 weeks, 6 days, 51 minutes ago
In the 19th century the Northern Pacific Elephant was thought to be extinct until a small population was discovered on an island of Baja California in 1892. Since then, the species has staged a remarkable comeback which was greatly accelerated by protective measures adopted by the U.S. and Mexican governments.
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