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2014-04-15 08:20:35

NEW YORK and MUNICH, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Organizations from all over the world are invited to submit their applications by Wednesday, 30 April, 2014 at 5:00 pm New York City time. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140415/680924 ) Ten organizations with grassroots projects that promote intercultural understanding in new and sustainable ways will be awarded funding and strategic support by the BMW Group and the UNAOC. A...

2014-03-17 16:21:16

HOUSTON, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aztec Oil & Gas, Inc. (Pink Sheets: AZGS) ("Aztec") announced today that Mr. Jeremy G. Driver has been elected President of the Corporation, effective March 17, 2014, to replace Mr. Fred Zeidman who has been serving as Interim President subsequent to the termination of the previous President by Aztec's Board. Mr. Driver has extensive experience in the oil and natural gas business. He served as President of HYD Resources Corporation, a...

Ancient Megacities Were Displaced Due To A Changing Climate: Study
2014-02-26 13:52:27

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Bronze Age Indus civilization, which spanned across northwest India and Pakistan, flourished for thousands of years and mysteriously declined as some type of development forced these ancient people to abandon the mega-cities they had constructed. A newly published paper in the journal Geology has asserted that climate change may be behind this abrupt change in the Indus way of life. "We think that we now have a really strong...

2013-08-15 11:54:02

13th c. Eastern Mediterranean cultures suffered wars, famine fueled by climate change Climate change may have driven the collapse of once-flourishing Eastern Mediterranean civilizations towards the end of the 13th century BC, according to research published August 14 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by David Kaniewski from the University of Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France and colleagues from other institutions. Ancient civilizations flourished in regions of the Eastern Mediterranean...


Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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