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Solar power brings northern Mali much needed light
Residents in Kidal in northern Mali are finding it easier to work and study into the night thanks to a solar lighting project recently introduced to the area.
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Pacific islander dances to raise climate change awareness:
A weightlifter who lost his family's house in a cyclone danced off stage at the Rio Olympics on Tuesday to raise awareness of the threat climate change poses to his remote Pacific nation find out more...
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Good news for vulnerable manatees in repopulation effort
A Singapore aquarium sends two manatees to Guadeloupe in the Caribbean in what it says is the first repopulation program for the species.
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Mexico City raises green awareness with vertical gardens:
To combat pollution and improve its urban landscape Mexico City has begun a project modifying hundreds of pillars supporting elevated roads with vertical gardens.


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Solar plane circles globe in first for clean energy

A solar-powered aircraft successfully completed the first fuel-free flight around the world on Tuesday, returning to Abu Dhabi after an epic 16-month voyage that demonstrated the potential of renewable energy.

The plane, Solar Impulse 2, touched down in the United Arab Emirates capital at 0005 GMT (0405 local time) on Tuesday.
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He’s Australia’s most well-known humpback whale and when first sighted, was thought to be the only known all-white whale in the world! The elusive headline grabber has baffled and amazed scientists, avid photographers and whale lovers alike since he was first spotted in 1991.

Here are the top 10 facts on why Migaloo is Australia’s favourite humpback:
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Most of the 29 whales trapped in an Indonesian mangrove swamp on Thursday managed to free themselves or were gently helped out to sea as the tide rose, fisheries officials said.

Villagers on the east of Java island helped fisheries staff free the pilot whales that became trapped at low tide.

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