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Indonesia plans permanent moratorium on new forest clearance: minister

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JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia’s moratorium on new forest clearing for palm plantations or logging operations, which has been regularly extended since 2011, will become permanent, the environment minister said on Wednesday. Indonesia has one of the highest rates of deforestation in the world, with more than 74 million hectares of rainforest – an area nearly Read More

Cold War ‘nuclear coffin’ leaking radioactive waste from US tests into Pacific Ocean – UN chief

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A massive concrete dome built during the Cold War to contain waste from US Nuclear testing has degraded and began leaking nuclear waste into the Pacific Ocean, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has confirmed. While the imposing structure at Enewetak Atoll in the Marshall Islands may look like something from a James Bond movie, Guterres Read More

Drone carries kidney to transplant patient in world first

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A donor kidney has been delivered to a waiting patient at a US hospital by drone for the first time ever. The unmanned machine is able to maintain and monitor the condition of the organ – and even has a parachute recovery system in case the aircraft fails. It is hoped the pioneering work will Read More