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2011-07-04 06:04:00

GENEVA, July 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT) and United Business Media (UBM) have launched the second round of the Biodiversity in Food Awards. Launched last year, the annual awards recognise companies in the food sector that are pioneering efforts to promote conservation and the sustainable use of biodiversity, through their supply chains. Applicants will be rewarded on how they contribute to the objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD),...

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2011-06-01 07:09:18

The United Nation's executive secretary on biodiversity said Tuesday that approval of a global treaty on the harvesting of genetic resources should occur by July 2012. The 193 member countries of the UN committed to support the Nagoya Protocol when it was adopted in October 2010, but so far only 25 countries have signed the protocol, said UN's Ahmed Djoghlaf. Djoghlaf, attending a biodiversity forum in the Philippines, said 50 of the member countries will have ratified by July 2012. He said...

2011-04-28 00:00:27

TooNiceStocks research has found that Talon Therapeutics is poised for major breakthroughs with their patented drug Marqibo. Marqibo is a nanoparticle encapsulated cancer therapeutic. This unique technology enhances efficacy while reducing toxicity. New York, NY (PRWEB) April 27, 2011 TooNiceStocks research has found that Talon Therapeutics is poised for major breakthroughs with their patented drug Marqibo. Marqibo is a nanoparticle encapsulated cancer therapeutic. This unique technology...

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2010-10-30 08:20:00

Delegates at a UN summit on Saturday reached an agreement to sign an historic global treaty to protect the world's ecosystems within 10 years.Both rich and poor nations agreed to take "effective and urgent" action to curtail the destruction of the environment in an effort to halt the loss of the planet's biological diversity on which human survival relies on. Representatives from 193 nations committed to important goals such as curbing pollution, protecting forests and coral reefs, reserving...

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2010-10-28 05:30:00

Screen sensation Harrison Ford, who has battled everything from stormtroopers to Nazis to save the world from imminent peril, is now taking the fight to the real world; the fight for the future of the planet. "What is at stake is the ability of nature to provide services to the human community that we can't afford to do for ourselves," Ford told reporters. Ford, 68, was speaking in Nagoya, Japan where he is urging the 193 nations of the UN's Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to spend...

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2010-10-18 09:55:00

Delegates from the United Nations (UN) met to discuss ways to protect plant and animal life as a 12-day international conference on biodiversity kicked off Monday in Nagoya, Japan. The meetings feature over 8,000 representatives from all 193 member nations of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), and according to Associated Press (AP) writer Malcom Foster, they are attempting to iron out a list of 20 specific target goals to achieve over the next decade. Ahmed Djoghlaf, executive...

2010-10-01 11:54:00

BRASILIA, Brazil, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Brazil's Minister of Environment Izabella Teixeira called for greater commitment from developed countries in international negotiations on access to genetic resources and the sharing of benefits arising from their use at the 10th Conference of Parties to Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 10). Speaking on a teleconference today, the Minister expressed concern over the lack of progress in discussions on Access and Benefit-Sharing (ABS), and...

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2010-04-26 11:01:58

A team of scientists from the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and the University of Florida Indian River Research and Education Center have turned an ornamental plant into a tool for combating a bacterial disease that threatens the world's citrus crop. Periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus) has proved to be an effective screening tool for treatments to control Huanglongbing (HLB), according to Yong-Ping Duan of the ARS U.S. Horticultural Research Laboratory (USHRL) in Fort Pierce, Fla. HLB,...

2009-11-16 04:00:00

FRANKFURT, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- To celebrate the United Nations 2010 International Year of Biodiversity, the Union for Ethical BioTrade and Food Ingredients Europe are proud to announce the first Ethical BioTrade Awards for Biodiversity at the Fi Europe fair 2009. The announcement will be made next week in Frankfurt at the annual Fi Europe trade show and the first award will be presented next year in Madrid at Fi Europe's sister show, Health Ingredients Europe 2010. The awards, the...

2009-05-13 09:55:53

Scientists at the Missouri Botanical Garden are calling for the inclusion of indigenous peoples around the world in helping monitor the effects of global climate change and develop policy. In a special issue on traditional peoples and climate change in the May volume of "Global Environmental Change" published by Elsevier, guest editors Dr. Jan Salick, Senior Curator at the Missouri Botanical Garden, and Dr. Nanci Ross, research specialist at the Missouri Botanical Garden, highlight the role...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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