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Climate Cahnge Joint conclusions
2014-09-24 07:10:49

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Speaking at the 2014 UN Climate Change Summit on Tuesday, US President Barack Obama challenged China to do more to help reduce carbon emissions and protect the environment. In comments made during the one-day meeting hosted by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in New York, the President said that China – which is the most populous nation on Earth and also experienced the quickest increase in carbon pollution levels – had to join...

New messenger of Peace Ceramony
2014-09-24 05:18:29

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Best known as a leading man for several Hollywood blockbusters, actor Leonardo DiCaprio assumed a new role on Tuesday as he addressed world leaders on the topic of global warming at the 2014 UN Climate Change Summit in New York on Tuesday. “As an actor I pretend for a living. I play fictitious characters often solving fictitious problems,” he said at the event, according to a transcript of the speech published online by UK...

2014-09-23 20:21:01

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaking at the UN Climate Summit in New York City today, European Commission President José Manuel Barroso said that the European Union will aim to cut domestic greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent by 2030, and set a renewables target of at least 27 percent and energy savings of 30 percent. "I am confident that EU leaders will seal this deal at their summit in October." President Barroso noted that "these targets are milestones...

2014-09-23 12:24:25

Impact of Climate Efforts by All Cities Would Be Equivalent of Cutting World's Annual Coal Use by More Than Half NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UN Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change Michael R. Bloomberg and C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) Chair and Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes today announced new research that shows that if all cities took on aggressive new efforts to reduce building, transportation and waste energy use, they could...

2014-09-23 12:24:22

Company endorses U.N. declaration on deforestation NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At the United Nations' Climate Summit in Manhattan today, Cargill will join dozens of other companies, governments and civil society groups from around the world in supporting the New York Declaration on Forests. The declaration is unprecedented in its scope. The endorsers pledge to do their part in slowing, halting, and reversing global forest loss, while enhancing food security for all. "We want to...

2014-09-23 12:24:09

BATTLE CREEK, Mich., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tweetable Highlights: -- Kellogg pledges to train 15,000 smallholder farmers to improve livelihoods, climate resiliency #Climate2014 http://ow.ly/BOAXP -- Climate Summit announcement from @KelloggCompany supports smallholders in reducing GHG emissions, improve resiliency http://ow.ly/BOAXP Kellogg Company announced today a new commitment to support the livelihoods of 15,000 smallholder growers around the world at...

2014-09-23 08:25:48

NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Before 350 distinguished guests from around the world, including first ladies, heads of state, ambassadors to the United Nations, UN officials, and leading entrepreneurs, Philadelphia Orchestra Music Director Yannick Nezet-Seguin conducted an ensemble of the Orchestra's musicians in the U.S. premiere of "Ode to Humanity" on the occasion of the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly....

2014-09-22 23:00:08

New York Academy of Sciences and Youth Innovation Platform Rocket21 Announce a New Science Competition at the United Nations. With a Goal of Inspiring the Next Generation of STEM Leaders and Innovators, Scientists will Connect with Middle and High School Students on Rocket21. (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 On September 22, 2014 at the United Nations, the New York Academy of Sciences and Rocket21 announced “Dream Big H20,” a series of activities and competitions to immerse middle and high...

2014-09-21 08:20:46

SYDNEY, Sept. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Olympic Gold Medal winner Sally Pearson led international festivities from The Sydney Harbour Bridge calling for 24 hours of world peace On 21st September 2014 at midday, One of Australia's greatest Olympians Sally Pearson, led ten UN International Day of Peace representatives, in ringing the world renowned symbol of peace, the bell, atop the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The Sydney bells kicked off events taking place at numerous iconic destinations...

2014-09-18 20:21:51

Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India; Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of the People's Republic of Bangladesh; United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and fellow dignitaries to voice commitments to end extreme poverty by 2030 NEW YORK, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Global Citizen Festival announced that over a dozen world leaders including, Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of the Republic of India; Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of the People's Republic of Bangladesh;...


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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
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.