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2014-08-22 12:23:04

Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, CARBON tells stories of communities fighting climate change LOS ANGELES, Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tree Media, a production company focused on inspiring positive social action, with the support of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation and in collaboration with Thom Hartmann, released CARBON, a film aimed at exploring crucial issues related to the climate crisis. Ahead of the 2014 UN Climate Summit on September 23, CARBON attempts to move the debate...

2014-08-21 23:06:22

Dr. Cedric Dumont, Chief Medical Officer of the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization will deliver the keynote address at Medgate’s annual User Group Conference on September 17, 2014 in Baltimore. Over 200 environmental, health and safety (EHS) professionals will gather at the conference to discuss best practices in EHS data management. Baltimore, Maryland (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 Medgate is pleased to announce Dr. Cedric Dumont as the keynote speaker for its annual User...

2014-08-19 12:21:36

LEXINGTON, Mass., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The BioSolve Company (TBC), manufacturers and distributors of a line of Hydrocarbon Mitigation Agents(TM) is pleased to announce that BioSolve Clear was recently approved by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for use as a Cargo Tank Cleaning Additive. The BioSolve Company will be added to Annex 10 of the MEPC.2.Circ on its next publication. (Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140818/137077) BioSolve Pinkwater,...

2014-08-18 23:03:39

Global Leaders on the United Nations Foundation Board Call for Continued Focus on Millennium Development Goals Washington D.C. (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 Today marks 500 days until the target date for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), eight goals established in 2000 by world leaders at the United Nations to improve lives around the world. In recognition of the day, the United Nations Foundation Board of Directors released the statement below: “The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)...

2014-08-18 23:03:20

With 500 days until the target date for the MDGs, UN Foundation highlights work to transform lives and support the UN on global goals. Washington D.C. (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 Today marks 500 days until the target date to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – eight goals embraced by world leaders and member states at the United Nations in 2000 to galvanize a global effort to alleviate poverty and improve lives around the world. To mark this milestone, the United Nations...

2014-08-18 23:02:55

MDG Advocates Statement: Keep the MDG Momentum Going Washington D.C. (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 Today marks 500 days until the 2015 target date to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). These eight goals were adopted in 2000 by world leaders gathered at the United Nations, in order to address challenges facing the world’s poorest people. Events around the globe will mark the milestone, including a conversation between UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and education activist Malala...

2014-08-13 12:26:19

GENEVA, August 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Iranian regime must be completely evicted from Iraq to prevent repeat of past atrocities in that country Rouhani's one-year record reflects his total failure, especially in the field of human rights and freedoms in Iran Dossier on human rights abuses in Iran, especially the 1988 massacre of 30,000 political prisoners, must be referred to the UN Security Council In a conference at the United Nations European...

2014-08-08 23:03:50

The mental health watchdog, Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), calls upon the FDA to ban the electrical stimulation device being used to administer electric shocks to children at the Judge Rotenberg Center in Canton, Massachusetts. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) August 08, 2014 With its use of electroshock used as punishment for misbehaving youth, the Judge Rotenberg Center (JRC) has been dubbed “the school of shock,” by Mother Jones Magazine, and its practices likened to...

2014-08-07 23:08:51

The organisers of the Telematics Munich Conference & Exhibition (November 10th-11th 2014) have confirmed today that the all-new ‘ V2X and Autonomous Car’ and ‘Connected Car for a Connected World’ Tracks (featuring Volkswagen, the United Nations, QNX and Denso) will combine to give delegates a precious insight into how the connected car will fit into the mobility patterns of the future. (PRWEB) August 07, 2014 By the end of the 2020s, the world population will swell to over 8.4...

2014-08-06 23:00:55

Camfed and the MasterCard Foundation Publish “When You Educate a Girl, Everything Changes”, Collection of Stories Charting the Journeys and Aspirations of Scholars in Ghana Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 06, 2014 Camfed (Campaign for Female Education), an international nonprofit organization that invests in the education of girls in rural Africa, announced that today, Founder and President Ann Cotton joined an esteemed panel of experts in Washington, D.C. to address the expansion of...


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Earth Day
2012-04-23 12:12:49

Earth Day is a day early each year on which events are held to increase awareness and appreciation of the Earth’s natural environment. It is now coordinated worldwide through the Earth Day Network, founded by Dennis Hayes, and is celebrated in more than 175 countries every year. The United Nations designated April 22 as International Mother Earth Day in 2009, and will continue to be held each year on April 22 through at least 2015. The name and concept of Earth Day was allegedly...

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Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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