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Europe’s key animals ‘making a comeback’

Some of Europe's key animals have made a comeback over the past 50 years, a report suggests.
"And I think what the rest of the world can learn from this is that conservation actually works. If we have the resources, a proper strategy, if we use our efforts, it actually works."
- Frans Schepers, the organisation's director of Rewilding Europe

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Europe’s key animals ‘making a comeback’

Story contains video Source: BBC, Thu September 26, 2013
Some of Europe's key animals have made a comeback over the past 50 years, a report suggests.

Six million turn out for global garbage clean-up

Source: Terra Daily, Fri January 11, 2013
More than six million volunteers from 96 countries collected an unprecedented 100,000 tonnes of garbage last year as part of a global, web-driven clean-up campaign, cyber-environmentalists said Friday.

Swedish Cities Close to Building a Bicycle Superhighway

Source: Triple Pundit, Sun January 22, 2012
With all the handwringing over aging infrastructure, rising energy costs, high speed rail and other public transportation projects that are spiraling in costs, cities and towns could look at solutions that can improve mobility and do not the bust the budget: bicycles and bicycle paths.

Ship sewage banned in Baltic Sea

Source: WWF, Mon October 11, 2010
Ship sewage will no longer be allowed to foul the Baltic Sea. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) on Friday agreed to ban the discharge of sewage from passenger ships and ferries in the Baltic Sea.

Lab made cornea offers new hope for restored vision

Source: BBC, Wed August 25, 2010
Corneas made in the laboratory have markedly improved the sight of 10 Swedish patients with significant vision loss.

Charity to start free school this article opens in a new window

Source: Sideways News, Wed October 21, 2009
A new charity has been established to help push through proposals for a Swedish-inspired system of independent state schools.

Congestion cut makes Stockholm greener

Source: Sideways News, Fri September 25, 2009
A major initiative introduced in Stockholm has helped to boost the city's green credentials as well as cut traffic.

Iraqi Teen Solves 300-Year-Old Math Puzzle in Four Months

Source: Fox News, Fri May 29, 2009
An Iraqi-born 16-year-old reportedly has cracked a math puzzle that has gone unsolved for over 300 years.

Renowned Swedish retailer donates proceeds from toy sales to UNICEF projects

Source: United Nations News Centre, Wed December 24, 2008
United Nations - This holiday season, scores of projects aimed at improving the education of school children around the world are set to profit from an IKEA initiative to the tune of €5 million (almost $7 million), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) announced today.

Top UN official upbeat as many Member States commit to emergency relief fund

Source: UN News Centre, Tue December 09, 2008
United Nations - The United Nations humanitarian chief announced today that around $380 million was pledged to its emergency relief fund that can be quickly accessed by the world body, potentially saving thousands of lives when responding to disasters.

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