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Flies Fattened on Organic Waste to Feed Farmed Fish in South Africa

Flies Fattened on Organic Waste to Feed Farmed Fish in South Africa

South Africa is building a huge factory to farm millions of flies that will spend their days gorging on food industry leftovers such as animal manure, blood, and brains from abattoirs. The $3.7m facility

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The ‘Everywhere Library’ Provides Free Digital Books to All Ugandan Mobile Phone Users

The ‘Everywhere Library’ Provides Free Digital Books to All Ugandan Mobile Phone Users

Living in America, it’s easy to forget that developing countries have a harder time providing the many things we take granted such as water, electricity, and education. Now a South African-based

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Richest Man in Africa to Build a 1,000 Bed Hospital in Nigeria

Richest Man in Africa to Build a 1,000 Bed Hospital in Nigeria

Aliko Dangote is not only a cement tycoon, a billionaire, and the the richest man in Africa, he is also a philanthropist who plans to spend some of his money constructing a new 1,000-bed hospital in

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Rhino Poaching has Increased 5000% in Past 6 Years

Rhino Poaching has Increased 5000% in Past 6 Years

Photo via Shutterstock A recent spike in the illegal wildlife trade is threatening to undo years of work by NGOs and governments around the world to save endangered rhinos. A new video series released

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Tiny Moroccan-Themed AirBnB Home Pops Up in the Heart of Downtown L.A.

Tiny Moroccan-Themed AirBnB Home Pops Up in the Heart of Downtown L.A.

Designed and installed in just three weeks, this AirBnB abode pulls inspiration from the Art District's history and cultural diversity to the heavily-textured and geometric Moroccan style. Flooded with

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Radio Problems May Have Contributed to Deaths of 19 Firefighters During Yarnell Fire

Radio Problems May Have Contributed to Deaths of 19 Firefighters During Yarnell Fire

A new investigation into the events that occurred during a raging fire that killed 19 elite firefighters in Arizona has revealed that some of them may have been avoidable. In particular, the 33 minutes of

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Poachers Responsible for Killing 81 Elephants With Cyanide Get 15 Years and an $800,000 Fine

Poachers Responsible for Killing 81 Elephants With Cyanide Get 15 Years and an $800,000 Fine

Three men were arrested earlier this month in Zimbabwe for killing 81 elephants by dumping cyanide into their watering hole. Spurred on by the high prices ivory can fetch, the poachers were also

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Is Google Helping Poachers Sell Illegal Ivory Online?

Is Google Helping Poachers Sell Illegal Ivory Online?

Google claims to be a company interested in renewable energy and sustainability, but some say the company's policies regarding international commerce prove just the opposite. According to an investigation

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NRA Lobbyist Tony Makris Televises the Killing of an Elephant on NBC Sports

NRA Lobbyist Tony Makris Televises the Killing of an Elephant on NBC Sports

Big game hunting is an atrociously cruel and unnecessary “sport” that doesn’t prove anything but hunters' ability to shoot an innocent animal from a safe distance. In just the latest string of gross

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Nairobi Terrorist Attack Made Possible by the African Ivory Trade

Nairobi Terrorist Attack Made Possible by the African Ivory Trade

A report by the Elephant Action League has revealed a link between the terrorist group responsible for the recent attack at Westgate mall in Nairobi and Africa's illegal ivory trade. Up to 40 percent of

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Apple’s Latest 5C and 5S iPhones are Even More Breakable than Previous Models

Apple’s Latest 5C and 5S iPhones are Even More Breakable than Previous Models

It’s no secret that iPhones are fragile and prone to breaking - and Apple’s latest versions, the 5C and 5S are no exception. But surprisingly, these new models are actually even less robust than last

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700 South African Rhinos Already Slaughtered in 2013

700 South African Rhinos Already Slaughtered in 2013

The year hasn't even reached a close and already poachers have killed more rhinos is South Africa - home to 80 percent of the world's rhino population - than in all of last year. Poachers have slaughtered

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Florentijn Hofman Unveils Gigantic 150,000-Ton Pink Aardvark in the Netherlands!

Florentijn Hofman Unveils Gigantic 150,000-Ton Pink Aardvark in the Netherlands!

The huge animal figure was inspired by the aardvark-a nocturnal species indigenous to Africa that is also known as the “African antbear” or “anteater.” The Arnhem Zoo is the only place in The

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Google Has Bought Enough Wind Energy in Texas to Power 170,000 US Homes

Google Has Bought Enough Wind Energy in Texas to Power 170,000 US Homes

Google currently uses clean energy to power over 34 percent of their operations - and they just announced plans to purchase an additional 240 megawatts of renewable energy from the Happy Hereford

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‘Scoring Africa’ Infographic Compares the Development of Countries Across Africa

‘Scoring Africa’ Infographic Compares the Development of Countries Across Africa

Africa accounts for 15% of the world's population and 20% of its land mass - and despite its abundant natural resources it remains the poorest and most underdeveloped continent on earth. Great Business

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Illegal Cancer-Causing Chemicals Found in Nearly 100 Well-Known Shampoo Brands

Illegal Cancer-Causing Chemicals Found in Nearly 100 Well-Known Shampoo Brands

Shampoo photo from Shutterstock You may have thought that the worst thing your shampoo could do to you is to sting your eyes, but it turns out that your shampoo could be deadly. The Center for

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Poachers in Zimbabwe Dump Cyanide into Water Holes, Kill 41 Elephants

Poachers in Zimbabwe Dump Cyanide into Water Holes, Kill 41 Elephants

Poachers in Zimbabwe have taken their hunt for elephants to a whole new level by poisoning their watering hole. Six men have been arrested in connection with the deaths of forty-one elephants in Harare

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Smart Satellite Technology to Help Combat Poaching in Kenya

Smart Satellite Technology to Help Combat Poaching in Kenya

One rhino is killed every 11 hours in Africa, and of the 20,000 rhinos that lived in Kenya in 1969, just over 500 remain. To help keep tabs on the remaining individuals, Cambridge Consultants has

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Growing Trees from Seeds: Which Work, Which Won’t

Growing Trees from Seeds: Which Work, Which Won’t

If there are any trees in your area, you may have noticed that a couple of major changes come over them at the end of summer and the beginning of autumn. Branches end up laden with fruit, nuts, seed pods,

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Khi Solar One: Abengoa Installs South Africa’s First Concentrating Solar Power Tower

Khi Solar One: Abengoa Installs South Africa’s First Concentrating Solar Power Tower

Seville CSP Tower via Shutterstock As South Africa works to generate 17,800 MW of renewable energy by 2030, Spanish firm Abengoa is installing two concentrating solar power plants in the Northern Cape

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Endangered Sumatran Tiger and Two Lions Poisoned in Indonesian Zoo

Endangered Sumatran Tiger and Two Lions Poisoned in Indonesian Zoo

Three animals at an Indonesian zoo died after eating poisoned meat earlier this month. An endangered Sumatran tiger named Peter and two lions, Gebo and Sonia, were found dead on August 17, 2013 at the

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2013 INDEX: Award Winners Unveiled! Designs to Improve Life Receive €500,000 Prize

2013 INDEX: Award Winners Unveiled! Designs to Improve Life Receive €500,000 Prize

Smart Highway While car technology has advanced by leaps and bounds in the past century, roads have remained basically unchanged since the late 1800s. Dutch designer Daan Roosegaard plans to change

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10 Brilliant Green ‘Designs to Improve Life’ Shortlisted for the 2013 INDEX: Award!

10 Brilliant Green ‘Designs to Improve Life’ Shortlisted for the 2013 INDEX: Award!

Lepsis Terrarium Grows Edible Grasshopers As the world's population expands and resources for producing food become scarce, the World Health Organization thinks that we could all do with more insects

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The Biomimicry Manual: What can the Bombardier Beetle Teach Us About Fuel Injection?

The Biomimicry Manual: What can the Bombardier Beetle Teach Us About Fuel Injection?

Charles Darwin was a man inordinately fond of beetles. He once caught a rare specimen in one hand, when another, even more remarkable, beetle showed up. He snatched that one up with his other hand.

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Japan Creates Sperm Bank to Save Endangered Animals

Japan Creates Sperm Bank to Save Endangered Animals

As iconic animals such as the West African lion and mountain gorilla reach the edge of extinction, scientists in Japan are working towards saving the genetics of endangered animals for future generations.

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EnerGaia Grows Algae for Eating on Rooftops in Bangkok

EnerGaia Grows Algae for Eating on Rooftops in Bangkok

Spirulina was a healthy green snack that the Incas used to enjoy, and now the edible algae is grown on Bangkok rooftops as a nutritious alternative to meat protein. EnerGaia representatives told AFP that

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Architecture for a Change’s Mamelodi Pod is a Self-Sustaining Solution to Shantytowns

Architecture for a Change’s Mamelodi Pod is a Self-Sustaining Solution to Shantytowns

A rapidly increasing portion of South Africa's population lives in shantytowns that lack access to water, electricity and basic plumbing. Mamelodi is one of the oldest townships in Pretoria that was set

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Project Loon: Google to Test Balloon-Powered Internet in California’s Central Valley

Project Loon: Google to Test Balloon-Powered Internet in California’s Central Valley

Google wants to bring Wi-Fi to the world by launching high-altitude internet-equipped balloons in an effort dubbed Project Loon. The hope is that these balloons will bring internet access to rural and

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Access:energy Aims to Bring Life-Changing Clean Energy to Kenya’s Slum Island

Access:energy Aims to Bring Life-Changing Clean Energy to Kenya’s Slum Island

Welcome to Kenya's "Slum Island," a place where overcrowded shantytowns fend for themselves on a forgotten island where infrastructure is all but non-existent. A barren pinprick of land on the

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Earthship Biotecture to Build Green Community Center in Malawi from Earth and Recycled Materials

Earthship Biotecture to Build Green Community Center in Malawi from Earth and Recycled Materials

Earthship architecture not only incorporates natural materials to build off-grid homes and other structures, but also relies on waste materials such as plastic bottles, disused rubber tires, glass and a

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