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2010-04-06 05:00:00

LILONGWE, Malawi, April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Madonna today joined the Earth Institute, Ericsson and Millennium Promise to announce a new global education initiative aimed at supporting access to primary and secondary education for every child in the world, with an emphasis on girls' secondary schooling. The initiative--Connect To Learn--will provide secondary school scholarships, with a special focus on girls, and implement information and communications technology ("ICT") in schools,...

2009-01-14 08:59:00

The Earth Institute at Columbia University and JM Eagle's Joint Project Already Having a Significant Impact on Village Women LOS ANGELES, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- JM Eagle, the world's largest plastic pipe manufacturer, and the Earth Institute at Columbia University today announced the official completion of a new water infrastructure system that is bringing safe drinking water to more than 13,500 people in one of the poorest and most remote areas of Senegal. Begun last summer as part of the...

2008-09-26 15:00:42

NEW YORK, Sept. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Green Family Foundation (http://www.greenff.org/), a private, non-profit organization that supports social programs dedicated to improving global health and elevating universal socio-economic conditions, announced today that it has joined forces with the Earth Institute at Columbia University and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine to fight extreme poverty, hunger and disease in rural Haiti. The Millennium Villages Project in Haiti, which...

2008-07-17 15:00:36

LIVINGSTON, N.J., July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- JM Eagle, the world's largest plastic pipe manufacturer, announced today that it has launched a major initiative with Columbia University's Earth Institute to provide safer water to more than 11,000 of the poorest people in Senegal. JM Eagle has donated and delivered over $800,000 worth of high-strength polyvinyl chloride (PVC) water pipe which is being installed in several Millennium Villages-projects designed to end extreme poverty in rural...

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2006-07-28 14:06:08

The Earth Institute at Columbia University -- Each year nearly 40,000 tons of cosmic dust fall to Earth from outer space. Now, the first successful chronological study of extraterrestrial dust in Antarctic ice has shown that this amount has remained largely constant over the past 30,000 years, a finding that could help refine efforts to understand the timing and effects of changes in the Earth's past climate. The same study also used an improved analytical technique to show that dust carried...

2005-10-22 06:20:00

The Earth Institute at Columbia University, October 2005 -- With human emissions of carbon dioxide on the rise, there is growing interest in maintaining the Earth's natural mechanisms that absorb and store carbon. A new study released this week in the on-line edition of the journal Science suggests that tree diversity in tropical forests plays a crucial role in determining how much carbon these natural storehouses are able to hold, as well as their ability to provide other crucial ecosystem...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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