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2011-07-14 06:00:00

The environmental group Greenpeace reported this week that eight samples of wastewater discharged from two factories in the Yangtze and Pearl River deltas in China, contained "a cocktail of hazardous chemicals". The factories supply materials that make up major clothing brands such as Nike and Adidas, reports the AFP news agency. Hormonal problems down river from these factories are being linked to the waste that is dumped into these important water sources. The Yangtze, China's longest...

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2011-05-26 13:24:11

Greenpeace warned Thursday that marine life off the coast of Japan has shown radiation levels far above the legal limits. The environmental group released preliminary results two weeks ago from their marine radiation monitoring work off the coast of Japan, near the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. The results showed worrying levels of radiation in seaweed, a key staple in the Japanese diet. Researchers sent samples of seaweed, fish and shellfish to labs in France and Belgium to test...

2011-02-23 13:51:11

In the wake of Tahrir Square, TAU researcher studies the influence of urban design on civil protest Civil protests, from peaceful sit-ins at the Pentagon to violent riots in Cairo, nonetheless share some common characteristics. To study how protests evolve in public spaces, Dr. Tali Hatuka, an architect and head of Tel Aviv University's Laboratory of Contemporary Urban Design, has dissected some of the world's most publicized protests "” those in Washington, Istanbul, Tel Aviv, Beijing,...

2010-11-10 16:21:00

Professor refers to cabin as "time machine." FERRUM, Va., Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Referring to the small cabin behind him as a "time machine," Ferrum College Associate Professor of English John Kitterman today officially dedicated the school's replica of Henry David Thoreau's cabin at Walden Pond. Thoreau used his cabin as the remote outpost that inspired his classic book, Walden. The Ferrum cabin, located on a corner of the school's 700 acre campus, will be used to...

2010-10-05 15:00:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Operation Rescue has released the following statement: Randall Terry will be sponsoring events around the country in which pages of the Qur'an will be ripped or thrown on the ground. Operation Rescue wants to make it clear we do not condone these activities and the actions of Randall Terry in no one way speak for Operation Rescue. After founding Operation Rescue, Randall Terry stepped down as its leader in the spring of 1990. For the past 20...

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2010-09-02 06:15:00

Greenpeace said Wednesday that half-a-million Facebook users have now joined their campaign calling for the online social network to cancel plans to buy electricity from a coal-based energy company for its new data center. Facebook announced its plan in January to build a large data center in Prineville, Oregon, saying that the new facility would run on coal.  In a letter sent Wednesday to Facebook's Founder Mark Zuckerberg, Greenpeace International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo said...

2010-07-15 15:30:00

Independent analysis of House passed bill (H.R. 2868) concludes bill will create 8,000 jobs and leverage nearly $2 billion in economic stimulus Legislation to secure U.S. chemical plants and prevent catastrophic chemical disasters that put millions of American at risk is threatened by unsubstantiated claims by opponents that disaster prevention standards will eliminate jobs and hurt the economy WASHINGTON, July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Greenpeace contracted Management Information...

2010-07-15 15:12:00

WASHINGTON, July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by Greenpeace: Today, Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) introduced chemical plant security legislation that would eliminate catastrophic risks to millions of Americans, create thousands of new jobs and provide economic stimulus to local governments. The Lautenberg legislation is based on the compromise bill (H.R. 2868) adopted by the House of Representatives last November. Disaster prevention, a defining policy...

2010-06-18 13:19:17

In 2001, riots in Argentina protesting President Fernando de la Rúa's economic decisions overthrew him from office and killed almost 30 people. Latin American protests have resulted in numerous deaths and national crises since the 1970s, but also democratic reforms. Now, a MU researcher has found that although political protests can be violent, they can lead to stronger political parties and more responsive policies. "Many of these recent protests in Latin America have led...

2010-06-09 11:54:00

WASHINGTON, June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the midst of the intractable crisis caused by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, it is time to stop investing in a broken energy economy and seize the opportunity to invest in a sustainable energy future, according to the environmental group Greenpeace. The way forward is illustrated in "Energy [R]evolution: A Sustainable USA Energy Outlook," one of the most comprehensive plans for future production and distribution of sustainable energy...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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