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Lawsuits Force Listing of Six Rare Birds as Endangered

Source: ENS, Sun January 20, 2008
Washington, D.C., USA - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has listed six rare birds from around the world as endangered under the U.S. Endangered Species Act.

Frog killer fungus ‘breakthrough’

Source: BBC, Mon October 29, 2007
New Zealand scientists have found what appears to be a cure for the disease that is responsible for wiping out many of the world's frog populations.

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.

Mountain rescuers praise crash pilot

Source: New Zealand Herald, Fri August 31, 2007
Lake Tekapo, New Zealand - With blood flowing from a head wound and his wrist and ribs broken, Richard Bateman realised it was up to him to get help for his badly injured flying companion.

Wildlife Watchdog Eyes New Trade Limits

Source:, Mon June 04, 2007
The Hague, Netherlands - The international body overseeing wildlife trade may throw a lifeline to the shark popular in fish and chips and the aromatic cedar tree used for fine furniture and humidors, as it considers new limitations on commercial fisheries and timber.

Norway ranked as world’s most peaceful nation

Source: MSNBC, Fri June 01, 2007
London, England, UK - Japan, which only 65 years ago was seen as an aggressive war-mongerer, has been ranked as the world's fifth most peaceful nation in a report launched Wednesday by international businessman Steve Killelea in conjunction with the Economist Intelligence Unit.

Solar power breakthrough at Massey

Source: Stuff, Tue April 17, 2007
Palmerston North, New Zealand - New solar cells developed by Massey University don't need direct sunlight to operate and use a patented range of dyes that can be impregnated in roofs, window glass, and eventually even clothing to produce power.

Solomon Islands Tsunami Aid Effort Gathers Pace

Source: KGO-TV, Mon April 09, 2007
Gizo, Solomon Islands - An international relief operation for Solomon Islands tsunami survivors picked up its pace Friday, as reports of dysentery added urgency to the effort.

Brain creates ‘new’ nerve cells

Source: BBC, Fri February 16, 2007
Auckland, New Zealand - Researchers have discovered for the first time that the human brain can grow new nerve cells.

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