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Free Reusable Bags at Whole Foods

Source: ENN, Sat February 02, 2008
Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - Whole Foods Markets, from New Jersey to Virginia, began giving away one free reusable bag per customer yesterday to encourage shoppers to "BYOB" -- Bring Your Own Bag.

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.

US settles record environmental suit against power firm

Source: Terra Daily, Tue October 09, 2007
Washington - In a record-breaking environmental settlement, a US power company accused of endangering millions of people has pledged to slash its emissions of acid-rain gases, officials said Tuesday.

Turkey: Noah’s Ark anomaly gets a new image

Source: XinhuaNet, Mon September 24, 2007
Mt. Ararat, Turkey - Three high-tech companies have joined technology in the search for evidence that a 980-foot-long feature on Turkey's Mt. Ararat might be what's left of Noah's Ark.

Theater Classes Help Docs’ Bedside Manners

Source: HealthDay, Sun September 09, 2007
Richmond, Virginia, USA - New evidence suggests that a bit of theatrics can help doctors become better caregivers.

For some, exercise jogs spirituality: Running can nurture body and soul in a “moving meditation”

New York City, New York, USA - Like many runners, the Rev. Charles Henderson of New York City runs to shed pounds and stay fit.

Nemo’s Secret: Clownfish Use “Snappy” Trick to Make Weird Sounds

Richmond, Virginia, USA - Movie magic gave a human voice to the hero of 'Finding Nemo.'

Madagascar Creates Millions of Acres of New Protected Areas

Antananarivo, Madagascar - The government of Madagascar has established 15 new conservation areas encompassing a total of 2.65 million acres (about a million hectares) on the East African island famed for its unique wildlife.

The First Caffeinated Soap That Helps You Wake Up

Source: Way Odd, Mon April 23, 2007
Fairfax, Virginia, USA - Too lazy to get up from bed in the morning to make yourself a coffee?

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