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One Man Has Sent 100,000 Students to College

In a Northern California town, one man, made it possible for anyone who wanted to go to junior college to do so. He created...

Insurance Industry Goes to Work on Global Warming

Insurers make up the world's second-largest industry, and stand to lose the most if climate changes raise sea levels. Finally ready to address the...

Dogs and Cats Can Sniff Out Cancer

Many people believe that animals can predict natural disasters, and we know service animals or household pets can forewarn their owners of imminent seizures...

The Top Ten Green Buildings for 2006

This summer, the American Institute of Architects and its Committee on the Environment selected the top ten examples of sustainable architecture and green design...
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Retirees Win 100K for Creating Lasting Change

The Purpose Prize honors "what may be a new trend -- retirees taking on some of the country's biggest social problems." The five winners of...

Wetlands Restored After 107 Years

"Environmentalists who worked for 30 years to restore a massive California wetland area, watched as the ocean flowed into historic tidal basin Thursday for...

Calif. Utility Vows to Increase Solar Use Fivefold

Good news in the advancement of renewable energy from Pacific Gas and Electric. Already PG&E has 12,000 customers using solar panels to produce enough...
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Toyota’s Vision Includes Hybrid That Runs on Batteries

The president of Toyota North America, Jim Press, announced his company's plans to develop a hybrid vehicle that will run on batteries charged by...

Mel Gibson Donates $1M for Mexico Disaster Recovery

Originally published April 11 by Rotary International News While scouting locations for his film Apocalypto, Mel Gibson came upon a near apocalyptic situation...
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Vitamin Angels Deliver Nutritional Shakes in Earthquake Relief

Shaklee Corporation, the number one natural nutrition company in the U.S., today announced the donation of nearly $600,000 worth of high-protein nutrition drinks — enough...
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Butterflies Fly Freer in the Americas

At a time when conflicting budgets and environmental philosophies have split North American countries, Reuters is reporting that a glimmer of orange may well continue to...
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Over 6 Million Acres of New Protected Areas Established in the Amazon

On June 6, 2006, the Brazilian government announced the creation of protected areas of the Amazon rainforest totaling 6.2 million acres, including The Juruena...

Becoming a Father Enhances Brain Function

New findings by brain researcher Kelly Lambert, professor and chair of the psychology department at Randolph-Macon College, suggest that fatherhood may change more...
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Homeless Choir Inspires Audiences Worldwide

They were homeless in Montreal, yet the singers of Accueil Bonneau Choir (also known as the Montreal Homeless Choir) captivated audiences worldwide -- and...
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Twelve Amazing Teens Changing the World

After receiving nearly 1,500 nominations for its 2006 Build-A-Bear Workshop Huggable Heroes program, 12 inspiring kids have been recognized for their outstanding efforts to...
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Idle Computers Get To Work on Cancer Cure

More than 60,000 people are donating idle computer power to a project that is ultimately trying to find cures for diseases like cancer and...

Expanding Coverage to More Pregnant Women in Texas

From the Student Operated Press comes this good news for low-income pregnant women. A U.S. program expands access to prenatal health care in nine...
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Trees For Life, Planting Peace in Palestine

The Olive Co-operative has launched an initiative that offers the public an opportunity to sponsor the planting of olive trees in Palestine. The new trees...

CA Ruling in Favor of Bloggers as Journalists

"The good news keeps on coming for blogger legal rights. Friday, a California Appeals Court ruled that Apple could not compel several bloggers and...

Ride Your Bike to Work Week: More People Peddling to Jobs

2005 was one of the top years for bike sales in the U.S. with 20 million bikes sold. 2006 promises to be a record...