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Space-age mapping of the world’s forests

Source: BBC, Mon September 20, 2010
Using satellites and lasers, scientists have produced a unique map that details the heights of the world's forests. For the first time, using a uniform method, the map spans the entire globe.

Scientists create body ‘bug atlas’

Source: Sideways News, Tue November 10, 2009
US scientists have created a "bug atlas" of the human body highlighting microbe hotspots.

Sierra Club names Fowler one of nation’s coolest cities

Source: KOAA, Tue November 10, 2009
Tuesday, at 11:00 a.m., a news conference, with Sierra Club in Fowler's Gerard Park, will celebrate Mayor Ray Ward's commitment to reduce the town's global warming pollution by putting into place local energy solutions which save taxpayer dollars and reduce energy use.

88-Year-Old Walks 10,000 Miles For Late Husband

Source: KKTV, Wed October 28, 2009
An 88-year-old woman from Colorado Springs has spent the past twelve years walking.

Vail backs Hayman fire reforestation with $750K

Source: Denver Business Journal, Sat October 17, 2009
Vail Resorts Inc. is wagering $750,000 that investing in the rehabilitation of forests and watersheds — none of which is contiguous to its ski areas — will increase its business nonetheless.

“Solar Ready Homes” Bill Passes House

A bill that encourages construction of new homes that make cost-effective use of solar energy passed through the House unanimously on an initial voice vote this afternoon.

Mystery donors give $45 million to colleges

Source: MSNBC, Fri April 24, 2009
A mystery is unfolding in the world of college fundraising: During the past few weeks, at least eight universities have received gifts totaling nearly $45 million, and the schools had to promise not to try to find out the giver's identity.

Appreciation finds no language barriers during Continuing Promise

Source: Belvoir Eagle, Thu April 23, 2009
Eighty-five-year-old Simone Alexis arrived at a medical clinic set up by the crew of USNS Comfort wearing her Sunday best, in anticipation of getting new eyeglasses.

Breastfeeding ‘protects mother’

Source: BBC, Tue April 21, 2009
Women who breastfeed their babies may be lowering their own risk of a heart attack, heart disease or stroke, research suggests.

MIT Professor: Power Your House With 5 Liters of Water Per Day

Source: CleanTechnia, Sat March 28, 2009
Aspen, Colorado, USA - At the Aspen Environment Forum today, MIT professor Dan Nocera gave a revolutionary picture of the new energy economy with an assertion that our homes will be our power plants and our fuel stations, powered by sunlight and water.

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