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City of Vancouver proclaims country’s first Meatless Monday 13 Jun 2013 | 04:51 am

Vancouver has become the first city in Canada to embrace 'Meatless Monday,' encouraging residents to forego meat for one day a week for the sake of the planet and their health.

EU to ban pesticides in bee scare 29 Apr 2013 | 08:24 pm

The European Commission will restrict the use of pesticides linked to bee deaths by researchers, despite a split among EU states on the issue.

‘Most Earth-like’ planets discovered 20 Apr 2013 | 12:41 am

The search for a far-off twin of Earth has turned up two of the most intriguing candidates yet.

New Zealand legalises same-sex marriage 17 Apr 2013 | 09:50 pm

New Zealand's parliament has legalised same-sex marriage, the first country in the Asia-Pacific region to do so.

New law to protect Puerto Rico leatherback turtles 15 Apr 2013 | 12:05 am

Puerto Rico has introduced a new law protecting a swathe of the island's coast that has become a major nesting site for the world's largest turtle, the leatherback.

U.N. overwhelmingly approves global arms trade treaty 3 Apr 2013 | 09:55 pm

The 193-nation U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved the first treaty on the global arms trade, which seeks to regulate the $70 billion business in conventional arms and keep weapon...

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