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People Who Volunteer Are Happier With Their Work-Life Balance - New York Magazine

People Who Volunteer Are Happier With Their Work-Life Balance - New York Magazine | Sustainable Vision | Scoop.it
Giving your time away can have strangely positive consequences.
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Paintings By Elephants - The Best Quality Elephant Paintings On The Web

Each of our paintings by elephants is unique, one of a kind. As you can see in the video, the elephant, most surprisingly, uses its trunk to precisely balanc...
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Total's purchase of Arctic oil shipment sparks row over offshore exploration

Total's purchase of Arctic oil shipment sparks row over offshore exploration | Sustainable Vision | Scoop.it
Greenpeace accuses oil giant of hypocrisy due to its previously stated position on not producing oil in the Arctic
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80-Year-Old Grows A Thriving Garden In A Sealed Bottle Last Watered In 1972

80-Year-Old Grows A Thriving Garden In A Sealed Bottle Last Watered In 1972 | Sustainable Vision | Scoop.it
80-year-old David Latimer planted a garden in a huge 10-gallon bottle in 1960 and opened it to water it only once in 1972. Now the portable bottle garden is almost 54 years old and is still flourishing in its own closed ecosystem. Back when Dwight D. Eisenhower was president of the U.S., ...
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Peru has celebrated the first World Wildlife Day - Travel News - Dos Manos Peru

Peru has celebrated the first World Wildlife Day - Travel News - Dos Manos Peru | Sustainable Vision | Scoop.it
On 20 December, the UN General Assembly proclaimed 3 March (the date of the adoption of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)) as the World Wildlife Day, to commemorate and raise awareness of the world’s wild fauna and flora.
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Rumble in the jungle

Rumble in the jungle | Sustainable Vision | Scoop.it
FROM the top of the 30m-tall viewing platform at Posada Amazonas, a thatched 30-bed tourist lodge in the Peruvian Amazon, immense trees—some more than a millennium...
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Central African Republic Is Suffering, and the World Looks the Other Way

Central African Republic Is Suffering, and the World Looks the Other Way | Sustainable Vision | Scoop.it
A squalid shanty town has sprung up in Central African Republic's capital, home to scared inhabitants seeking shelter and safety from the violence that has engulfed the city since December 2013. What is the cause of all this suffering? It's complicated. Much of the world has chosen to look the other way. There is little sign of other aid actors in CAR and the UN is perennially understaffed.
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How a 3D printer gave a teenage bomb victim a new arm – and a reason to live

How a 3D printer gave a teenage bomb victim a new arm – and a reason to live | Sustainable Vision | Scoop.it
Emma Bryce: When Mick Ebeling read about a boy in South Sudan who had lost his arms, he set off with a 3D printer to make him a prosthetic limb.
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Time-lapse shows coral's secret life

Time-lapse shows coral's secret life | Sustainable Vision | Scoop.it
Meet the diver who has spent years capturing time-lapse footage that reveals the incredible secret life of a coral reef.
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Eco-tourism in Peru: community engagement and preserving biodiversity

Eco-tourism in Peru: community engagement and preserving biodiversity | Sustainable Vision | Scoop.it
An award-winning, for profit eco-tourism company is boosting the wages of the indigenous community and protecting biodiversity, writes Dan Collyns
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Fast & Furious star Paul Walker dead at 40 in fiery car crash

Fast & Furious star Paul Walker dead at 40 in fiery car crash | Sustainable Vision | Scoop.it
Actor Paul Walker, best known for his role in the Fast & Furious, has died in a car crash after his friend lost control of a Porsche GT which smashed into a pole and a tree in Santa Clarita, north of Los Angeles.
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Said times, I'm sure he is know to must as a talented actor but many will not know is work for people struck by natural disasters and founder of Reach Out Worldwide.

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The Best / Worst of the ‘Confessions of a Backpacker’ Facebook Page

The Best / Worst of the ‘Confessions of a Backpacker’ Facebook Page | Sustainable Vision | Scoop.it
Definitely one of the most enlightening pages on Facebook, check out our pick of the best / worst stories on the 53k strong Confessions of a Backpacker page...
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Stop a billion-dollar gift
to the palm oil industry!

Stop a billion-dollar gift <br/>to the palm oil industry! | Sustainable Vision | Scoop.it
Bad news for the rainforest and its inhabitants: Indonesia’s President Widodo is planning a $1.35 billion biofuel subsidy that would dramatically speed up deforestation. The palm oil barons are looking forward to the windfall and are ready to fire up the chainsaws. Please speak out against this insanity!
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Rotarians head to India to keep its children polio-free - WalesOnline

Rotarians head to India to keep its children polio-free - WalesOnline | Sustainable Vision | Scoop.it
The group of impassioned Rotarians from Wales have experience of the deadly disease
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25 Great Places You Haven't Seen Or Heard About, Photos | Educating Humanity

25 Great Places You Haven't Seen Or Heard About, Photos | Educating Humanity | Sustainable Vision | Scoop.it
If you bucket list is visual then this is for you, the most incredible sights the world has to offer.
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Is El Niño Back? Climate Scientists Forecast Its Arrival

Is El Niño Back? Climate Scientists Forecast Its Arrival | Sustainable Vision | Scoop.it
Scientists forecast the arrival of a climate pattern that will affect weather across the globe.
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Clever Crows 'Have Child's Reasoning Ability'

Clever Crows 'Have Child's Reasoning Ability' | Sustainable Vision | Scoop.it
Scientists challenged the birds with variations of the Aesop's Fable in which a crow drops stones into a jug to raise the water.
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Eco-tourism in Peru: community engagement and preserving biodiversity

Eco-tourism in Peru: community engagement and preserving biodiversity | Sustainable Vision | Scoop.it
An award-winning, for profit eco-tourism company is boosting the wages of the indigenous community and protecting biodiversity, writes Dan Collyns
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An amazing place, Peru is showing the way with eco tourism rapidly growing.

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Time to end Japanese dolphin hunt cruelty - Nick

Time to end Japanese dolphin hunt cruelty - Nick | Sustainable Vision | Scoop.it
Nick Harvey, MP for North Devon, has condemned the inhumane slaughter of dolphins in Japan.
The MP expressed his concerns about the practice in a Parliamentary motion tabled last night, known as an Early Day Motion (EDM).
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First New Species of River Dolphin Discovered in a Century

First New Species of River Dolphin Discovered in a Century | Sustainable Vision | Scoop.it
The Araguaian boto is a proposed new species in Brazil that is thought to be highly endangered. 
 
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Augmented-reality contact lenses to be human-ready at CES

Augmented-reality contact lenses to be human-ready at CES | Sustainable Vision | Scoop.it
While Google works to bring a polished Glass device to market, wearables startup Innovega is taking head-mounted displays a step further: contact lenses that interact with full HD glasses. Read this article by Nick Statt on CNET News.
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Extent of Peruvian Amazon lost to illegal goldmines mapped for first time

Extent of Peruvian Amazon lost to illegal goldmines mapped for first time | Sustainable Vision | Scoop.it
Researchers have recorded a 400% increase in the area of Madre de Dios taken over by small mines from 1999 to 2012
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Year Out Group - Gap Year | Cultural Exchange | Voluntary Work Abroad

Year Out Group - Gap Year | Cultural Exchange | Voluntary Work Abroad | Sustainable Vision | Scoop.it
Lattitude Global Volunteering to help deliver government funded International Citizen Service
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