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BBC Science and Environment

Goalkeepers' penalty 'flaw' revealed
Goalkeepers in penalty shoot-outs make a predictable error that could influence the outcome of the game according to new research.

Dinosaurs 'shrank' to become birds
Huge meat-eating, land-living dinosaurs evolved into birds by constantly shrinking for over 50 million years, new research shows.

Minister wants end to animal testing
Norman Baker - the minister in charge of regulating animal experiments - tells the BBC he wants them to end.

Broody octopus keeps four-year vigil
A deep-sea octopus is observed nursing her eggs for more than four years - the longest brooding time seen in any animal.

Mystery of lemon-shaped Moon solved
Tides and spin gave the Moon its strange lemon shape more than four billion years ago, research reveals.

The Ecologist

Reaping the benefits of community energy
Donors, NGOs and investors want to help grassroots sustainable energy enterprises grow, so they can bring the myriad benefits of clean and affordable energy to many more people, writes Emily...

India - 'Foil Vedanta' protests erupt in Delhi
Students, workers and civil rights activists gathered in their hundreds today in Delhi to protest at the mining company Vedanta, and the Indian government's support of highly destructive mining...

Gaza - is annexation Israel's 'permanent solution'?
As Israel pursues its war on Gaza with ever-increasing ferocity, and with 25% of Gaza's people forced from their homes, what's the final objective? It's unthinkable that Israel's aim is to...

Gaza: water crisis grows as Israel targets essential infrastructure
Israel's war on Gaza has seen the systematic and widespread destruction of civilian infrastructure essential for human survival, writes Luisa Gandolfo. This represents an apparently deliberate...

Brazil: death threats stalk Amazon shaman Davi Kopenawa
As gold miners face eviction from Yanomami territory in the Brazilian Amazon, a rising tempo of death threats have been directed against the shaman Davi Kopenawa following his successful campaign.

World Resources Institute

RELEASE: El fortalecimiento de los derechos forestales comunitarios es una herramienta fundamental para luchar contra el cambio climático, indica un nuevo e importante informe


Securing Rights, Combating Climate Change

Securing Rights, Combating Climate Change analyzes the growing body of evidence linking community forest rights with healthier forests and lower carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from deforestation...

RELEASE: Strengthening Community Forest Rights is Critical Tool to Fight Climate Change, Says Major New Report

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RELEASE: Pemerintah Republik Indonesia dan Global Forest Watch Bekerjasama Luncurkan Sistem Mutakhir untuk Mitigasi Kebakaran Hutan, Lahan dan Kabut Asap

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RELEASE: Indonesia's Government and Global Forest Watch join forces to launch powerful new system to combat fires and haze

New Global Forest Watch-Fires platform and partnership to...

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