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Rare Dolphins by the Hundreds Found in Bangladesh

Source: ENS, Sun April 19, 2009
The discovery of 6,000 rare dolphins in Bangladesh and new guidelines for marine wildlife viewing in the Pacific Islands are among the announcements made this week at the First International Conference on Marine Mammal Protected Areas underway on the island of Maui.

AIRPod: tiny air-powered commuter costs half a Euro per 100km (w/Video)

Story contains video Source: gizmag, Sat March 07, 2009
Nice, France - Compressed air cars are well and truly on their way to mass production in India and America, among other places -- although they seem to be taking their time.

Mermaid dream comes true thanks to Weta

Source: Stuff, Wed February 25, 2009
Wellington, New Zealand - Nadya Vessey lost her legs as a child but now she swims like a mermaid.

Raglan leading the way towards an eco-friendly society

Source: 3 News NZ, Sat October 04, 2008
Raglan, Waikato, New Zealand - 'Transition Town' is an initiative that has arisen from peak oil and climate change concerns ... In a nutshell, it is change at a community level, a transition away from oil dependency to alternative fuels, but more than that too.

Pilots run out of fuel, pray, land near Jesus sign

Source: MSNBC, Sun May 25, 2008
Wellington, New Zealand - It seemed like an almost literal answer to their prayers.

Dolphin rescues stranded whales: conservation official

Source: AFP, Wed March 12, 2008
Wellington, New Zealand - A dolphin guided two stranded whales to safety after human attempts to keep the animals off a New Zealand beach failed, a conservation official said Wednesday.

Family First Launches Family Dinner Campaign

Source: Scoop, Wed March 12, 2008
Manukau City, New Zealand - Family First NZ is launching a public awareness campaign encouraging families to eat dinner together on a regular basis.

Dino-Era Seabird Fossils Found in New Zealand this article opens in a new window

Source: National Geographic, Fri February 22, 2008
Potentially new bird species that lived alongside the dinosaurs 65 million years ago are among a trove of fossils unearthed on the Chatham Islands, researchers announced.

Virgin unveils spaceship designs

Source: BBC News, Wed January 23, 2008
England - Virgin Galactic has released the final design of the launch system that will take fare-paying passengers into space.

Rain Power: Harvesting Energy from the Sky

Source:, Wed January 23, 2008
Grenoble, France - Researchers who study energy harvesting see energy all around us we just need to find a way to capture that energy. One of the latest energy harvesting techniques is converting the mechanical energy from falling raindrops into electricity that can be used to power sensors and other electronics devices.

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