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Berliners to vote on future of airport turned playground

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May 21, 2014
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Berlin's former Tempelhof Airport, a Cold War icon, has become its biggest greenspace, but a battle rages over its future, between developers and defenders of the city's slightly anarchic playground. Video provided by AFP


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Recycling Seafood: Oil From Fish Waste

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Energy Entrepreneurs: The Little Plant That Could

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Conservationists Turn Poisoners in the Galapagos

Conservationists Turn Poisoners in the Galapagos

AFP (Jan. 7, 2013) — In the Galapagos Islands, one of the world's greatest havens for biodiversity, conservationists have turned poisoners – they dropped 12 tons of poisoned rat food on Pinzon Island in November, in a an attempt to eradicate the rat population that has terrorized the indigenous wildlife since it was introduced, probably by pirate ships, centuries ago.
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