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Generation X Surprisingly Unconcerned About Climate Change
2012-07-18 11:42:25

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The generation defined by Tupac´s “Me Against the World” and Nirvana´s “Nevermind” is still slacking when it comes to saving the environment, according to a new report by the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research. The survey of about 3,000 adults between 32 to 52 years old found that only 5 percent are "alarmed" and 18 percent are "concerned" about climate change. About two-thirds of...

2011-06-12 18:56:00

LONDON, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry demonstrated polo at its finest today, with the Duke's team coming out on top, in front of a star-studded crowd at The Sentebale Polo Cup sponsored by Royal Salute. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20110613/461319-a ) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20110613/461319-b ) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20110613/461319-c ) (Photo:...

2011-03-30 00:00:29

Onset of AIDS epidemic highlighted in insightful, inspirational read Ormond Beach, FL (Vocus/PRWEB) March 28, 2011 In a revealing memoir, one man recounts his role in revolutionizing AIDS care and pioneering one of the world's first AIDS support organizations. In Delicate Courage, author Jim Geary brings readers a revealing memoir that chronicles his role in the development of the first HIV support group in San Francisco against the backdrop of his own integration of sexuality and...

2011-02-23 11:09:12

A new paper by George Mason University researchers shows that 'Climategate' "” the unauthorized release in late 2009 of stolen e-mails between climate scientists in the U.S. and United Kingdom "” undermined belief in global warming and possibly also trust in climate scientists among TV meteorologists in the United States, at least temporarily. In the largest and most representative survey of television weathercasters to date, George Mason University's Center for Climate Change...

2009-05-30 15:28:03

England's Prince Harry spoke to children in Harlem Saturday before taking part in a charity polo match. The second son of Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana spent the morning at the Harlem Children's Zone, helping students study for a standardized test. He also helped students run though an obstacle course. We tried to teach him to be like a homey with the handshake and all of that, Salif Kone, 11, said after meeting Harry. I thought he'd be wearing a crown and a whole dress and stuff...

2009-05-13 08:10:00

Britain's Prince Harry is set to play in the Veuve Clicquot Manhattan Polo Classic in what will be his first formal visit to the United States. Proceeds from the May 30 exhibition match are to benefit American Friends of Sentebale, a U.S. charity that supports at-risk children in Lesotho, Africa. Sentebale was co-founded by Prince Harry of Wales and Prince Seeiso Bereng Seeiso of Lesotho in honor of their mothers -- Princess Diana and Queen Mamohato, respectively. Prince Harry will play on...

2009-01-30 08:26:10

In their new online book, Berkeley environmental scientist John Harte and his wife, Mel, assert that solving global warming is critical, but it doesn't have to be painful John Harte has seen the future, a hothouse world marked by destructive summer heat waves, melting glaciers, reduced water for farms and cities, and vanishing species. That's not even to mention other potentially disastrous impacts of global climate change "” droughts, wildfires, and increasingly erratic weather, for...

2008-07-15 18:00:29

Prince Harry would like to spend more time helping children in Africa. Britain's royal soldier-humanitarian was in the impoverished African kingdom of Lesotho recently to work with Sentebale - the charity he and Lesotho's Prince Seeiso founded in the memory of Harry's late mother, Princess Diana . The 23-year-old lieutenant spoke with reporters about balancing his army life with his charity work. "I wish I could be out here more often," he said while visiting a newly opened center for...

2008-07-13 09:00:24

By ERIC FEBER By Eric Feber The Virginian-Pilot It is the middle of a Chesapeake Public Schools summer class and teachers Jeannette Schuler, Arlene Martin and Jeffrey Pardue are exhorting their students in preparation for their "final exam." "C'mon , bounce!" the three yell in tandem at the 20 or so middle through high school students assembled across the Indian River High School stage. "That's it, smile! Wave those arms, and ... bounce!" The group then shimmies and shakes its way...

Word of the Day
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.