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2011-02-22 10:55:00

Food shortages sparked by climate change are causing southern Europe to see a sharp increase in migrants from Africa.

2010-11-08 00:00:46

Climate Change Impacting World’s Most Vulnerable Nation’s Fresh Water: World Leaders at Economic Summit and UN Climate Talks Urged to Act Preeminent climate scientist and noted environmental leaders speak out on behalf of the Kiribati Nation, calling upon world leaders who will gather this month at the Economic Summit in Seoul and U.N.

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2009-02-09 16:26:03

The worries of contemporary threats, such as nuclear wars or AIDS, have historically been woven into the mental illness of each generation - however, global warming could have broader and deeper effects on mental health, even if indirectly.

2005-11-11 13:52:24

Amid predictions that by 2010 the world will need to cope with as many as 50 million people escaping the effects of creeping environmental deterioration, United Nations University experts say the international community urgently needs to define, recognize and extend support to this new category of 'refugee'.

2005-10-11 01:04:04

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO (Reuters) - A deteriorating environment could drive about 50 million people from their homes by 2010 and the world needs to define a new category of "environmental" refugee, a U.N. study said on Tuesday.

2005-10-11 01:00:00

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO (Reuters) - A deteriorating environment could drive about 50 million people from their homes by 2010 and the world needs to define a new category of "environmental" refugee, a U.N. study said on Tuesday.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.