Indonesian officials unveil a deal to protect forests. All 10 provincial governors of the island of Sumatra agreed to a deal to protect endangered forests, a move that could help control planet-warming emissions, Indonesian authorities have announced at a global conservation conference. — International Herald Tribune
Has solar’s time arrived? After years of optimistic projections and false starts, it looks like solar’s moment is here at last. Analysts say a pattern of rapid growth, techonolical breakthroughs, and falling production costs has put solar power on the brink of becoming the world’s dominant energy source. — Scientists confirm shark’s ‘virgin birth’. Scientists have confirmed the second case of a “virgin birth” in a shark. In a study reported Friday in the Journal of Fish Biology, scientists said DNA testing proved that a pup carried by a female Atlantic blacktip shark in the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center contained no genetic material from a male. — MSNBC
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