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UK’s New 25% Electric Car Grant

Nine models of electric and ultra-low emission cars will be eligible for an eco-grant that could see their price reduced by 25 per cent, say UK ministers. Transport Secretary Philip…

Facebook Revamp Gives Rise to Privacy Issues

Yet another Facebook revamp will expose even more user information, warns net security firm. The revamp, which will encourage users to add more information to their personal profile, has been…

Second-Hand Smoke Linked to Poor Mental Health in Children

Children whose parents smoke at home are more likely to suffer poor mental health, a new study says. Findings of a recent study published in the Archives of Pediatrics and…

Antarctic Cruise Ship Damaged in Drake Passage

An Antarctic cruise ship that encountered electrical malfunctions in the rough seas between Argentina and the Antarctic Peninsula has been able to resume its journey, says a representative if the…

Attackers Club 23 Seals to Death

A New Zealand seal breeding colony has lost 23 of its inhabitants after attackers have been clubbing them to death over the past two weeks. Conservation Minister Kate Wilkson has…

New Anti-Shock Material for Extreme Temperatures

A new shock-resistant material invented by Japanese researchers can be used in engines of spacecrafts and cars exposed to extreme temperatures, a recent article reports. The material is made entirely…

2010 Could be Warmest Year on Record says the UN

This year provides yet another indication of man-made global warming; being one of the three warmest years on record since 1850, says the United Nations. So far, 2010 has been…

Cancun Climate Summit Demands Progress

The two-week United Nations climate change summit in Cancun, Mexico, will provide concrete progress on international measures to tackle global warming, hope negotiators. Christina Figueres, UN head of climate change,…

Chavez Hosts Victims of Floods

Some 25 families made homeless following torrential rains in Venezuela have been invited by socialist leader, Hugo Chavez, to take up temporary residence at his presidential palace Miraflores in Caracas.…

Failure to Agree on Global Curb on Carbon Causes a Billion People to Lose Their Homes

Up to a billion people will stand to loose their homes as a result of the failure to agree on a global carbon emission reduction, says a report due to…