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2014-06-02 12:33:00

Coimbatore, India Leads Testing to Help Cities Prepare for Natural Hazards SINGAPORE, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WORLD CITIES SUMMIT -- In light of the growing threat of

WHO Calls For Higher Taxes On Tobacco Products To Save Lives
2014-05-30 10:48:23

Ahead of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) conference, which is slated for later this year, the UN’s health arm is using World No Tobacco Day to call on countries to raise taxes on tobacco products.

2014-05-28 23:08:20

Advancements in FAO solutions empower buyers to switch providers in search of greater value creation, improved customer experiences, and organizational transformation. Dallas,

2014-05-19 14:41:19

Birth weight, hours slept, eyeglasses, city birds, washing machines, teenage schoolgirls and other quantifiable signals of well-being can help measure the wealth of a nation beyond Gross Domestic Product.

2014-05-15 12:24:54

LONDON, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:

2014-05-15 08:27:29

WADDINXVEEN, The Netherlands, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dalai Lama endorses Save Our Soils campaign On Monday 12th May the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader

2014-05-09 20:23:05

CLASSY Awards and United Nations Foundation Announce 8 Nonprofit Winners Live on Stage FARGO, N.D., May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The CLASSY Awards, in partnership with the United Nations Foundation,

2014-05-07 08:34:05

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The government of Equatorial Guinea has reached a 75% reduction in maternal mortality, reaching its UN Millennium Development

2014-05-07 08:23:51

Environmental protection: WNO Treaty enters into force.

2014-05-05 08:21:13

LONDON, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global NCAP has published new guidelines for organizations operating vehicle fleets, recommending fleet purchasers only select vehicles


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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
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.