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2010-08-17 15:05:00

The American Cancer Society said in a new report that it plans to present at a global cancer conference in China this week that cancer is the world's top "economic killer" as well as its likely leading cause of death. The report says that cancer costs more in productivity and lost life than AIDS, malaria, the flu and other diseases that spread person-to-person. Rachel Nugent of the Center for Global Development, a Washington-based policy research group, told The Associated Press (AP) that...

2010-08-13 02:01:00

SEATTLE, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Washington today hosts Dr. Rajiv Shah, administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and a distinguished panel of experts from across Washington state for a discussion on the catalytic role of science, innovation and new technology on the old problems of global development. After eight months at USAID, Dr. Shah returns to Seattle to share the agency's perspective on innovation's critical role in global development...

2009-03-25 10:43:00

WASHINGTON, March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Flawed mathematical modeling rarely makes for a sexy story, but the latest round of CO2 data errors are heating up. The Center for Global Development's (CGD) carbon monitoring project, CARMA, has placed China atop the heap of bad-guy emitters, prompting a flurry of cross-pacific finger pointing. But the numbers are wrong. An independent audit conducted by data company Performeks LLC found that CARMA overestimated the CO2 emissions of its worst ranked...

2009-03-03 16:42:00

Tony Blair joins Senators Bingaman, McCain, Snowe and Stabenow on Capitol Hill for Climate event WASHINGTON, March 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Senators, Governors, business leaders and international experts met in the Capitol today to discuss the prospects for U.S. domestic action on climate change. Many of the participants stressed that action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions should not be delayed by the global economic downturn because it provides an opportunity to lay the foundations...

2009-02-25 16:48:00

Senators convene top policy-makers, CEOs and economists to Capitol Hill for climate event on March 3 WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former U.K. Prime Minister, Tony Blair, will be among the high-level participants meeting with U.S. legislators and business leaders in the Capitol building on March 3 to discuss the challenges and opportunities for U.S. leadership on climate change, it was announced today. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's climate envoy, Todd Stern, will...

2009-02-18 05:00:00

March 3rd event will bring leading experts from U.S. and abroad to Capitol Hill WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. legislators and business leaders will meet with experts on climate change economics and policy at the Capitol building in March to discuss the challenges and opportunities for U.S. leadership on climate change, it was announced today. U.S. and international policymakers will join climate experts for the one-day bipartisan and bicameral event. The cosponsoring...

2008-07-23 12:00:00

Reprise Media, a leader in search and social media marketing, revealed the results of their combined paid search and social media campaign for the Center for Global Development (CGD) today. The CGD campaign was part of Reprise Media's Corporate Social Responsibility program, which includes pro bono outreach to Google Grant recipients to help manage grants efficiently. Reprise Media's campaign with CGD has already been recognized with a prestigious Stevie Award nomination. Like many Google...

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2007-11-14 16:50:00

WASHINGTON -- There's growing worry about global warming, but how much of it is the work of that power plant just outside town? And if Congress limits heat-trapping greenhouse gases, will it affect utility and electric bills? And who's the biggest corporate culprit when it comes to climate change? Answers to these questions may be only a couple of computer clicks away. A new interactive online database unveiled Wednesday provides maps, color-coded categories and detailed information about who...

2006-08-13 16:35:33

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Netherlands leads the world's 21 wealthiest nations when it comes to promoting policies that help poor countries, according to a new report by the Washington-based Center for Global Development. The center's annual Commitment to Development Index (CDI) rates rich countries on aid, trade, investment, migration, environment, security and technology. This year the Netherlands, which previously topped the index in 2004, scored the highest overall points...

2005-08-30 17:54:32

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Rich world policies to help impoverished nations have improved over the past three years but the world's largest economies -- the United States and Japan -- are still stingy when it comes to aid, according to the third annual Commitment to Development Index. Conducted by the Washington-based Center for Global Development and Foreign Policy Magazine, the 2005 index ranks 21 of the wealthiest nations on how they help poor countries through foreign aid, and...


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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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