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Published: Sunday 15 May 2005

Now even your mobile can be tapped! An Israeli firm has a sting gadget for Rs 25 lakh, sold through the internet. The 'private global system for mobile communication (gsm) interception system', can search, intercept and research cellular signals on gsm, stationary or mobile phones. Normal range, within a 15-kilometre radius, can be enhanced. is an internet resource that recycles mobile devices in an environmentally and socially responsible manner. So next time, don't trash a mobile phone, or pager. Just recycle them on this site.

Project Caimale, set up by 12 children in northern Cuba, is working to clean up the bay they live in. The group has also convinced residents to stop littering and adopt "appropriate environmental conduct". Next stop: tackling the ills of tourism and the problem of ocean effluent from the local sugar and alcohol industries.

The Dublin zoo had some new visitors as it became the launch venue of Ireland's National Spring Clean 2005. The country's biggest ever anti-litter campaign has drawn people of all ages and over 1,000 groups are participating in the initiative.

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