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Environmental campaign blocks palm oil project in Cote d’ Ivoire wetland

Environmentalists have thwarted plans to establish an oil palm plantation in the Tanoe forest wetlands of southern Cote d' Ivoire (Ivory Coast), reports AFP.

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Environmental campaign blocks palm oil project in Cote d’ Ivoire wetland

Source: mongabay.com, Fri May 01, 2009
Environmentalists have thwarted plans to establish an oil palm plantation in the Tanoe forest wetlands of southern Cote d' Ivoire (Ivory Coast), reports AFP.

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.

Rain Power: Harvesting Energy from the Sky

Source: physorg.com, 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.

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.

Ivory Coast’s President Gbagbo says war is over

Story contains video Source: Reuters, Tue April 17, 2007
Tiebissou, Ivory Coast - Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo said the dismantling of a military buffer zone on Monday underlined the war in the West African nation was over and that the country was being reunited.

Chimps may have used stone hammers

Source: MSNBC, Tue February 13, 2007
Ivory Coast, Africa - Chimpanzees learned to make and use stone tools on their own, rather than copying humans, new evidence suggests.

Landmark meeting for Ivory Coast

Source: BBC, Mon February 27, 2006
Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast - Major political and rebel leaders will hold talks in the Ivory Coast for the first time since a 2002 uprising.

Pro-government militia hand over token weapons as disarmament starts

Source: IRIN News, Thu May 26, 2005
Abijan, Cote D'Ivoire - Cote d'Ivoire's shaky peace process moved forward on Wednesday when four pro-government militia groups took a first step towards demobilisation by each handing in a token Kalashnikov rifle.

Deal in Ivorian disarmament talks

Source: BBC, Sun May 15, 2005
Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast - The army and rebels in Ivory Coast have agreed to begin disarming at the end of June, and to set up a new republican army with fighters from both sides.

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