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2014-08-06 12:23:23

Comment on "The State of Diversity in Environmental Organizations" by University of Michigan Professor Dorceta Taylor for Green 2.0 http://diversegreen.org/report/ WASHINGTON, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Unlike many U.S. organizations in the environmental arena, the Emerald Cities Collaborative (ECC) not only boasts a diverse staff but also is dedicated to ensuring that low-income communities of color benefit equitably from efforts to curb climate change and increase U.S....

2014-04-21 08:21:37

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A devastating oil spill off the coast of Santa Barbara inspired Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson to create the first Earth Day in 1970. Twenty million Americans participated as Nelson and conservationists across the country noted that "every environmental problem is a population problem." Since that first Earth Day, the U.S. population has soared from 203 million to 318 million, due mostly to immigration. Today, a Santa...

2013-08-19 23:21:10

Elite Ivy League lawyer leaves the Washington Beltway for the Holy City of Jerusalem, discovers solutions to ineffectual environmental policy and keys to spiritual environmentalism and the protection of nature in ancient theological texts, some dating to Abraham's time 4000 years ago and others as recent as 1600 years ago. The results of David Page's unique blend of modern and ancient research can be found in the newly released book GODless Environmentalism: The Failure of...

2011-08-27 07:00:00

The Linders Health Instituteâ“ž¢, the nationâs primary provider of education and certification for building professionals who work in healthcare environments, is pleased to announce the companyâs sponsorship of and participation in a special, one-day educational conference, âœInfection Control and the Changing Environmental Remediation Landscape.â The conference, hosted by the Environmental...

2011-08-27 07:00:00

The Linders Health Instituteâ“ž¢, the nationâs primary provider of education and certification for building professionals who work in healthcare environments, is pleased to announce the companyâs sponsorship of and participation in a special, one-day educational conference, âœInfection Control and the Changing Environmental Remediation Landscape.â The conference, hosted by the Environmental...

2011-03-15 15:11:00

NEW YORK, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Spring 2011 edition of On The Issues Magazine - "The Ecology of Women" - examines how environmental health affects women's lives, particularly the toxins and chemicals that enter our bodies from the air, water, food and consumer products. These toxins are implicated as possible causes of conditions like cancer, early puberty, infertility, miscarriages, and birth defects. "The Ecology of Women" seeks to insert the effects of environmental toxins...

2011-01-09 00:44:00

As of January 1 the State Electronics Challenge (http://www.stateelectronicschallenge.net) is rolling out across the United States. Access to this successful program is open to all state, regional, tribal, and local government entities that want to reduce the environmental footprint of their computer equipment. Brattleboro, VT (PRWEB) January 7, 2011 As of January 1 the State Electronics Challenge (http://www.stateelectronicschallenge.net) is rolling out across the United States. Access...

2010-09-22 10:01:00

Muffett joins a new generation of leaders at the helm of the environmental movement WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), www.ciel.org, a leading non-profit that uses international law and institutions to defend the right to a healthy planet, has selected Carroll Muffett as its new President and Chief Executive Officer. Muffett joins CIEL at a critical moment in the environmental movement, as political momentum stalls yet...

2010-01-11 10:00:00

NORWALK, Conn., Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Few publications have tracked the issues, growth, triumphs and setbacks of the modern environmental movement like E - The Environmental Magazine (www.emagazine.com). The nonprofit, independent magazine covers everything environmental, from controversial issues like meat's contribution to global warming, environmental racism and human population growth to how-to's on green investing, organic gardening and shopping for energy-saving home appliances. E...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'