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2006-01-16 09:53:46

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO (Reuters) - A Pakistani, a South African and a Norwegian are among tips to take over the UN's top environmental job in 2006, battling for UN schemes to slow global warming and curb pollution, diplomatic sources said.

2005-10-25 03:50:00

International scientists are mapping out a plan for a network of marine parks to save the world's oceans from fish stock depletion and growing pollution.

2004-11-25 12:00:12

BANGKOK, Thailand - Scientists and officials strengthened efforts to forestall the extinction of thousands of species and protect the world's habitats in talks in Bangkok, but governments need to work harder to promote conservation, an international environment agency said Thursday.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.