The 11th Iran International Renewable Energy, Lighting and Energy Saving Exhibition (February 21-24) opened in Tehran Permanent International Fairground on Thursday.
Tehran hosts renewable energy exhibition
A small brown rat which lived on a tiny island off northern Australia is the world's first mammal known to have become extinct due to ‘human-induced climate change’, the government said.
Australian mammal becomes first to go extinct due to climate change
Every day many millions of gallons of water loaded with arsenic, lead and other toxic metals flow from some of the most contaminated mining sites in the US and into surrounding lakes and streams without being treated, the AP has found.
Fouled waters reveal lasting legacy of US mining industry
The proportion of children in Britain living in poverty risks hitting a record high in the next few years as incomes stagnate and benefit cuts continue to bite, a report warned.
Report: British children living in poverty 'could hit record high'
The Osaka — Japan — prefectural government has decided to allow public elementary and junior high school students to bring mobile phones with them to school, beginning this April.
Japanese prefecture to allow children to bring smartphones to school
Europe would still be able to feed its growing population even if it switched entirely to environmentally friendly approaches such as organic farming, according to a scientific paper.
European farms could grow green and still be able to feed population
Peru launched a drive to eliminate illegal gold mining in one of the Amazon’s most biodiverse corners, sending 1,500 police and military officers to a region that has suffered rising deforestation from wildcat mining
Peru launches crackdown on illegal gold mining in Amazon
A prison in England that holds nearly 600 foreign national inmates was warned not to be complacent about ‘worrying signs’ of an increasing drugs problem.
Inspection finds 'growing drugs problem' in England’s Maidstone Prison
Japan's Golden Week holiday, extended to 10 days this year to celebrate the imperial succession, has left in limbo those working parents who are unable to take the whole time off, as most nurseries and kindergartens will be closed.
Extended Golden Week loses luster for working parents

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