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2009-04-08 14:21:31

A New York restaurant has stirred controversy by refusing to change its controversial name: Obama Fried Chicken. City Councilman Charles Barron, D-Brooklyn, was joined in protesting outside of the restaurant Monday with Rev.

2009-04-07 15:17:00

Officials with North Carolina's Brunswick County said they have decided to ban nude sunbathing on Bird Island. The county Board of Commissioners said Monday that Commissioner Marty Cooke will work with the Brunswick County Sheriff's Department to post a sign on the island, which is a popular destination

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2009-04-01 07:15:00

The environmental group Greenpeace said Tuesday that financially hard hit nations are not including enough green investments in their economic stimulus plans.

2009-03-31 10:59:00

WASHINGTON, March 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by Randall Terry, founder of Operation Rescue: On Wednesday, April 1, at 12:00 noon, D.C.

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2009-02-19 07:05:00

Nigeria has become a giant dumping ground for TVs, mobile phones and other potentially toxic electronic waste. These goods make their way to the country disguised as second-hand items from developed nations.

2009-02-18 14:56:40

The environmental organization Greenpeace says it has conducted a three-year investigation into illegal electronic waste dumping in Nigeria. Greenpeace officials said e-waste is one of the fastest growing types of hazardous waste, with up to 80 percent of e-waste from Europe failing to be disposed of

2008-12-21 14:18:11

Staff at Amazon's warehouse in Bedfordshire, England, say they waved, rather than mooned, when bosses at the giant U.S.

2008-08-10 00:00:17

By The Associated Press By The Associated Press Today is Saturday, Aug. 9, the 222nd day of 2008. There are 144 days left in the year. History Highlight: On Aug.

2008-08-07 15:00:44

By KEVIN MILLER; OF THE NEWS STAFF Several health and environmental groups are urging U.S. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine to support federal legislation that the organizations claim will help close a dangerous hole in U.S. anti- terrorism policies.

2008-08-06 09:00:06

Western electronic waste dumped in Ghana: Greenpeace BRUSSELS, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) -- Much of the Netherlands' spent electronic equipment ends up in Africa, despite a European ban on exporting these items, environmental group Greenpeace has concluded after investigating a large scrap yard in Ghana.


Word of the Day
adustion
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.
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