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2014-07-23 08:25:19

DALLAS, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: Five years ago, Kimberly-Clark and Greenpeace established a framework for collaboration to work positively toward long-term solutions to conserve and protect forest resources worldwide. Appropriately marking the traditional "wood" anniversary, K-C and Greenpeace will host a first-of-its-kind Twitter chat to discuss progress and future goals. -- The chat is expected to cover questions such as: --...

2014-06-24 12:34:49

MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon and the National Civil Rights Museum announced the development of a new eLearning Lunch Counter Sit-In program modeled after the museum's powerful "Standing Up By Sitting Down" exhibit. The eLearning Lunch Counter Sit-In will be a round-the-clock educational program serving middle school and high school students across the U.S. The program will discuss in detail the Greensboro Four, the risks they faced and the spread of the...

2014-06-09 23:07:18

Delaware attorney Brian Zulberti, Esq. spent 136 hours fasting outside the Supreme Court to protest social media firings. The hunger strike ended on Day Six when an ambulance took Zulberti to Howard University Hospital after he collapsed. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) June 09, 2014 For months, Delaware attorney Brian Zulberti, Esq. carefully planned for his Hunger Strike outside the United States Supreme Court to protest social media firings. For six days, he spread his message to hundreds...

2013-11-18 23:31:04

Every $1Million Raised for Social Causes Earns Additional Free Trip to Space Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 18, 2013 The Urgency Network, an engagement platform that rewards users with larger than life opportunities for contributing to social causes, pledged today its support for #GivingTuesday™’s annual national day of giving with its global “Ticket to Rise” campaign, which will launch supporters into an out of this world experience – literally. Partnered with a leading...

Multiple Greenpeace Activists Face Piracy Charges In Russia
2013-10-03 07:41:01

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A demonstration last month against Arctic oil drilling has turned into an international incident this week. Russia has started charging 30 Greenpeace activists from 18 countries with piracy, a charge that could bring long prison terms for a protest in a region the Kremlin sees as a key to future prosperity. The activists were arrested on September 18, after two tried to scale the Prirazlomnaya oil platform, which plays a crucial role...

2013-09-30 23:27:49

New research in Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, WADEM's peer-reviewed journal, concludes that force-feeding prisoners violates medical ethics and amounts to torture. (PRWEB) September 30, 2013 Physicians and other licensed health professionals are force-feeding hunger strikers held prisoner at the US Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay (GTMO), Cuba. These health professionals are violating the medical ethics they swore to uphold and are complicit in torture, according to the authors of an...

Greenpeace Aims To Protect The North Pole With "Flag For The Future"
2013-04-15 15:53:56

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In 2007, Russian explorers dived down below the North Pole in a submersible and planted a national flag to make the point that it had rights to the energy riches of the Arctic. Now, a group of activists planted a "Flag For The Future" in the same area. The move by the environmentalists, backed by Greenpeace, is meant to try and declare the region "a global sanctuary" that is "free from exploitation." The group also...

Arctic Ocean Oil Spill Guidelines Not Good Enough, According To Greenpeace
2013-02-05 16:30:04

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A 21-page document aiming to help with oil spill plans in the Arctic Ocean is apparently not good enough, according to environmentalists, who add the guidelines are vague and do not define corporate liability over such accidents. A Greenpeace representative told redOrbit there are a number of improvements to the document, due to be approved in May by the Arctic Council, that could be done. "We believe that the risks of being...

161-Year Study Shows Warmer World Causes Earlier Spring Flowering
2013-01-17 09:10:44

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists from three universities have found that record temperatures in 2010 and 2012 resulted in the earliest spring flowering season in the eastern United States in more than 160 years. Using the phenological records of two iconic American naturalists, Henry David Thoreau and Aldo Leopold, scientists have shown that some springtime bloomers have appeared as much as a month earlier in response to the warming climate. This study...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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