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Science explains why blue and green colors are so bright

Throughout the natural world the colors of blue and green are typically the brightest and most intense, as well as symbolizing the wonder of nature. Why is this? Computational biology provides an answer.

Why buying less is better than buying green

New research looks into what is ultimately better for the planet - buying less or keeping spending at current levels and buying environmentally-friendly commodities. The answer is to buy less items.

Q&A: Speeding up sustainability in the supply chain Special

Analysts say it will take 5 years for us to create a more sustainable supply chain model. In order to go green, companies need increased transparency, more eco-friendly transportation, and closer relations with suppliers and vendors.

Q&A: How to make Amazon’s shipping practices more sustainable Special

-commerce is inherently less green compared to traditional brick-and-mortar retail supply chains, as small parcels are now delivered directly to consumers. Because of this, major retailers like Amazon are working to reduce their carbon footprint.

Predictive model assesses who is likely to be pro-environment

How to predict whether a person will or will not be a supporter of environmental issues? It seems that targeting deeply held values is important for inspiring pro-environmental behavior, according to a new study.

Electric scooters are not as 'green' as you might think

Electric scooters may appear to be an alternative and 'green' form of transport compared with cars or buses, but the environmental credentials of scooters are necessarily as good as some manufacturers claim, according to a new report.

After years, Baghdad's emblematic 'Green Zone' reopens

Baghdad - It was long the seat of Saddam Hussein's iron-fisted rule, then a sealed-off symbol of US occupation and, more recently, out-of-touch politicians. On Tuesday, Baghdad's emblematic "Green Zone" fully reopens.

Plastic packaging alternative derived from crab shells and trees

A new material made from substances common in crab shells and tree fibers could replace the flexible plastic packaging used to keep food fresh.

Blow to British prime minister as deputy resigns

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May was left weakened by the resignation Wednesday of her deputy Damian Green, the latest crack in her government as she faces tough Brexit talks.

British prime minister's deputy resigns over conduct probe

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday accepted the resignation of her deputy Damian Green, who announced he was stepping down following a probe into his conduct.

Peacock feathers inspire 'greener' fashion

The problem with mass-produced, low-cost fashion items is that clothes are often dyed with chemicals that harm the environment. Inspired by peacock feathers, scientists have come up with an alternative.

Essential Science: Fashioning green electrodes thanks to biology

How can biological science help the electronics sector? The answer is bacteria helping to produce a new generation of nanoelectronic materials.

Warriors' Draymond Green talks about arrest at tech conference

Aspen - "When things happen, you meet them head-on." So says Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, the player who famously got into it with Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James in last month's NBA playoffs

Black Friday crowds smaller, calmer in stores across the country

New York - Smaller crowds and fewer unruly bargain-hunters made the start of the holiday shopping season seem almost civilized, reports from around the country appear to indicate.

Researchers create a working wooden processor for future PCs

U.S. and Chinese researchers have successfully created a processor made nearly entirely of a material derived from wood. Biodegradable, cheap and fully functional, our phones and computers of the future may be powered by the most basic of materials.

Cute, colorful jumping spiders can see more colors than humans do

Sometimes surprises come in tiny packages. That's the case with jumping spiders, scientists have found. Scientists know that jumpers have excellent vision. What they didn't know until now is that these little creatures can see more colors than we do.

Ontario's clean energy plan wins green approval Special

Toronto - Ontario has announced that it will instigate a so-called "cap-and-trade" system on carbon emissions from businesses. This move has been welcomed by environmental groups.

New traffic light tech reduces congestion by turning lights green

A new device fitted to the windows of cars that is being trialled in the UK aims to reduce traffic congestion and pollution in city streets by enabling vehicles to turn traffic lights green as they approach.

'Are Ukip racist?' tops Google search questions on UK politics

Users of Google in March have been busy hunting for answers to their queries about the UK's prominent political parties ahead of the General Election in May. Yet it seems that many are somewhat preoccupied with whether Ukip are racist or not.

Review: Breaking molds of conventional musicians — Karen Stever inspires Special

Take a moment to step into the enchanting world of Stever, an independent musician who walks to her own beat while inspiring her growing fan base. Her groundbreaking style is unconventional and unique in her own right.

Dangerous Muse's Mike Furey talks new 'Green' EP and touring Special

Mike Furey, the front-man of Dangerous Muse, talks exclusively about the release of his highly-anticipated new EP "Green."

Mexican operators recycled 350,000 phones in a year

A program formed collectively by the Mexican mobile phone operators in October 2013 has enabled the recycling of nearly 350,000 used mobile phones in the country to date, it has emerged today.

China reaches for the sky in building world's tallest tower

Wuhan - What's green and pink and sits in a lake? The answer may surprise you. China is planning to build the world's tallest towers, beating out Dubai's Burj Khalifa. China's Phoenix Towers will also be the most environmentally friendly towers in the world.

Op-Ed: Why are people fighting the climate change initiative?

Why are people against the prevention of global warming? With insurmountable evidence that we are headed for an irreversible disaster there seems to be little reason why someone would deny or attempt to prevent the preservation of our planet.

Bayern's Green cleared by FIFA to switch to U.S.

Bayern Munich winger Julian Green has been given permission by soccer's world governing body to switch allegiances from Germany to the United States, American officials announced on Monday. U.S.

Canada: A green future for clean technology?

Ottawa - An environmental research firm has predicted that clean technology has the potential to become a $50-billion industry, employing more than 100,000 workers by 2022.

Chicago River flows green to celebrate St. Patrick's Day

The popular tradition of dying the Chicago River to celebrate the festive St. Patrick's Day has been copied at numerous locations — even The White House — but Chicago remains the most infamous.

Professor: U.S. can switch to 100% green energy by 2050

At the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Chicago, Stanford professor Marc Jacobson presented The Solutions Project, a roadmap for the development of renewable energy sources across all 50 United States.

Renewable energy bicycles power Times Square ball drop Special

It's true, not just some snow job--stationary bikes have helped power 32,000 LED lights on New York City's six-ton New Year’s Eve Ball this year.

Op-Ed: Green coffee bean extract fights obesity and diabetes

Recently Dr. Oz said green coffee bean extract helps speed up weight loss, new scientific research reveals that green coffee bean extract is a powerful anti-oxidant, and it significantly contributes to weight loss and blood sugar control.
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On Sunday, it was windy, cold and with a little about rain but tens of thousands of people attended the St. Patrick's Day parade in the downtown Toronto core.
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On Sunday  it was windy  cold and with a little about rain but tens of thousands of people attended ...
On Sunday, it was windy, cold and with a little about rain but tens of thousands of people attended the St. Patrick's Day parade in the downtown Toronto core.
On Sunday  it was windy  cold and with a little about rain but tens of thousands of people attended ...
On Sunday, it was windy, cold and with a little about rain but tens of thousands of people attended the St. Patrick's Day parade in the downtown Toronto core.
On Sunday  it was windy  cold and with a little about rain but tens of thousands of people attended ...
On Sunday, it was windy, cold and with a little about rain but tens of thousands of people attended the St. Patrick's Day parade in the downtown Toronto core.
On Sunday  it was windy  cold and with a little about rain but tens of thousands of people attended ...
On Sunday, it was windy, cold and with a little about rain but tens of thousands of people attended the St. Patrick's Day parade in the downtown Toronto core.
On Sunday  it was windy  cold and with a little about rain but tens of thousands of people attended ...
On Sunday, it was windy, cold and with a little about rain but tens of thousands of people attended the St. Patrick's Day parade in the downtown Toronto core.
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On Sunday, it was windy, cold and with a little about rain but tens of thousands of people attended the St. Patrick's Day parade in the downtown Toronto core.
On Sunday  it was windy  cold and with a little about rain but tens of thousands of people attended ...
On Sunday, it was windy, cold and with a little about rain but tens of thousands of people attended the St. Patrick's Day parade in the downtown Toronto core.
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This Tortoise Cat eagerly sniffs and savors the remaining, fading autumn garden greenery.
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On Sunday  it was windy  cold and with a little about rain but tens of thousands of people attended ...
On Sunday, it was windy, cold and with a little about rain but tens of thousands of people attended the St. Patrick's Day parade in the downtown Toronto core.
On Sunday  it was windy  cold and with a little about rain but tens of thousands of people attended ...
On Sunday, it was windy, cold and with a little about rain but tens of thousands of people attended the St. Patrick's Day parade in the downtown Toronto core.
On Sunday  it was windy  cold and with a little about rain but tens of thousands of people attended ...
On Sunday, it was windy, cold and with a little about rain but tens of thousands of people attended the St. Patrick's Day parade in the downtown Toronto core.

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