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Good news? There is some

Source: PNJ.com, Sat October 11, 2008
New York City, New York, USA - With bad economic news pounding our brains day after day, it's important to note the hopeful signs that exist.

Portugal finds a power niche in the sun

Source: MSNBC, Thu March 20, 2008
Amareleja, Portugal - Broad fields of giant solar panels as big as houses tilt toward the sun in this torrid patch of the Iberian peninsula.

Volvo takes success with carbon-dioxide-neutral trucks to Washington, DC

Source: NordicNet, Mon March 10, 2008
Washington, D.C., USA - After the Volvo Groupís notable showcasing of carbon-dioxide-neutral trucks in Stockholm and Brussels last year, it is now Washington, DCís turn.

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.

Ikea switches to hybrids in Britain

Source: UPI, Mon June 11, 2007
London, England, UK - Swedish home furnishings retailer Ikea said it is switching its company car fleet in Britain to hybrid vehicles.

Vaccines Getting to Poor Nations Faster

Source: Casper Star-Tribune, Mon May 28, 2007
Amsterdam, Netherlands - The timeline for getting new vaccines to poor countries that need them most is being shortened from decades to less than two years, an alliance of U.N. agencies and government and private groups said Friday.

Madagascan forests regenerate against expectations

Source: New Scientist, Thu May 03, 2007
Southern Madagascar - Sacred rites protecting "taboo" forest and unofficial land ownership agreements are helping regenerate large areas of tropical forest in southern Madagascar, say researchers.

Swedish Kids Campaign Against Dog Poop

Source: Way Odd, Mon April 16, 2007
Malmo, Sweden - Sick of the ever increasing amount of dog poop on the roads and parks, a bunch of preschoolers in Malmo, Sweden, have begun a neighborhood protest against it.

Plastic bags will cost you a nickel at Ikea

Source: USA Today, Thu February 22, 2007
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - Customers leave Ikea's 29 U.S. stores every day with Nordic-named housewares and assemble-it-yourself furniture, but the Swedish home furnishings retailer wants to see shoppers walk out with one less thing: a plastic bag.

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