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Fair Play to Cadbury as More Countries Go Fairtrade »

Fair Play to Cadbury as More Countries Go Fairtrade

Cadbury has announced that its Dairy Milk chocolate brand will be sold under the Fairtrade logo in New Zealand and Australia by next Easter. The move follows British Cadbury's ensuring that all Dairy Milk in Britain and Ireland is sold under the Fairtrade logo by the end of the 2009 summer, which is now in process. The move to Fairtrade produce [...]

Europe to be powered by the Sahara? »

BERLIN, (Reuters) - A 400-billion euro ($554 billion) project linking solar power produced in the Sahara to energy users in Europe and North Africa is a 'win-win' for both continents and could also promote integration around the Mediterranean, a German minister said. Guenter Gloser, deputy foreign minister, told Reuters 20 gigawatts of [...]

HIV in South Africa improving »

From Associated Press.... CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — The number of new HIV infections among South African teens has dropped significantly, prompting hope that national efforts to tackle the epidemic have finally turned a corner after years of denial and delay. A report by the Human Sciences Research Council released Tuesday said that [...]

Good news for a close relative »

Good news for a close relative

Good news for one of the lesser known great ape species! A partnership between local villages and conservation groups, headed up by the Bonobo Conservation Initiative, has led to the creation of a new 1,847 square mile (4,875 square kilometre) reserve in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The reserve will save some of the region’s last [...]