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2013-07-02 23:25:22

U.S. investments in Africa by companies like Digital Divide Data and eKitabu are leveraging American technology to create jobs and provide educational resources. Nairobi, Kenya (PRWEB) July 02, 2013 While President Obama’s trip to Africa aims to stimulate new U.S. business opportunities in Africa according to the White House (http://www.whitehouse.gov/africa-trip-2013), many American companies have already seen success investing in the African economy. Two innovative U.S. companies,...

Severe African Drought In The 1980s Caused By Northern Pollution
2013-06-07 10:23:40

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the 1980s, decades of drought in central Africa reached the worst point. This caused Lake Chad, a shallow lake used to water crops in neighboring countries, to dry out almost completely. Initially blamed on overgrazing and bad agricultural practices, the shrinking lake and extended drought have become examples of global warming. A new study from the University of Washington reveals that the drought was cause in part by Northern...

2013-03-06 23:03:03

Swiss Navori QL Digital Signage Software Company was Awarded The South African Bidvest Bank Interactive Signage Contract. Lausanne, Switzerland (PRWEB) March 06, 2013 South African Bidvest Bank interactive digital signage systems will be powered by Navori Ql signage software platform so that bank customers experience the best possible services. The Navori QL digital signage software platform will be rolled out to 80 Bidvest Bank branches in South Africa to increase the customer integration...

2013-01-08 05:01:59

While long-term care and other healthcare facilities are no longer worrying about milk prices doubling due to the 'Dairy Cliff', drought and other factors are predicted to cause food prices to rise significantly in 2013. Monsey, NY (PRWEB) January 07, 2013 Long-term care facility owners, administrators and purchasing directors planning their dietary budgets for the coming months have been keeping a close watch on the news this week amid fears that milk prices could double due to the...

Consumers Are Eating Up Earth At Astounding Rate
2012-11-27 16:07:57

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online According to a new report, consumers eat a gallon of diesel fuel, 63 pounds of soil, and over two tons of water, in the form of food each day. A book entitled “The Coming Famine: the global food crisis and how we can avoid it” suggests that these numbers are what it takes to feed the typical human being. Science writer Julian Cribb, author of the new book, told the Australian Academy of Science in Canberra that...


Word of the Day
kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'