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Photos: From London to Timbuktu—in a flying car

London, England, UK - British adventurer and pilot Neil Laughton poses in his Parajet Skycar in London on Tuesday.

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Photos: From London to Timbuktu—in a flying car

Source: CNet, Wed January 14, 2009
London, England, UK - British adventurer and pilot Neil Laughton poses in his Parajet Skycar in London on Tuesday.

African ‘wall of trees’ gets underway this article opens in a new window

Source: ENN, Tue July 08, 2008
Three years after it was first proposed, preparations for an African 'wall of trees' to slow down the southwards spread of the Sahara desert are finally getting underway. The 'Great Green Wall' will involve several stretches of trees from Mauritania in the west to Djibouti in the east, to protect the semi-arid savannah region of the Sahel — and its agricultural land — from desertification.

Skies to be swept for alien life

Source: BBC News, Sat October 13, 2007
Hat Creek, California - The switch has been thrown on a telescope specifically designed to seek out alien life.

Al Gore & IPCC Share Nobel Peace Prize For 2007

Source: Scoop, Sat October 13, 2007
Oslo, Norway - The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 is to be shared, in two equal parts, between the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr. for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.

Mauritania criminalizes slavery

Source: TODAYonline, Thu August 09, 2007
Nouakchott, Mauritania - Mauritania's national assembly has adopted a law criminalizing slavery for the first time.

WEST AFRICA: Tandja wins new ECOWAS mandate

Source: IRIN News.org, Sat January 14, 2006
Niamey, Niger - President Mamadou Tandja of Niger has been re-elected chairman of the West African regional group ECOWAS at a summit where leaders pledged strides in bolstering peace across the world?s poorest region.

Network of UN ecological reserves adds 22 new sites

Source: UN News Centre, Wed July 06, 2005
New York City - Ranging from coastal mangrove forests to desert mountains chains, and stretching from Chile to Mongolia, 22 ecosystems have been added to a United Nations programme that promotes sustainable development on a scientific basis with the active involvement of local communities.

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