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2011-03-10 06:48:00

GENEVA, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Gateway to Africa is the first annual, international conference which will tackle pressing issues that Africa faces today through an integrative and multidimensional approach. It will bring together leaders of Africa with prominent featured speakers such as Mr. Gordon Brown, former Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (2007-2010); former Vice President, USA, Mr. Al Gore; Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and founder of The Green Belt...

2010-11-16 00:00:00

Online dialogues will provide tools and learning to help individuals make the shift to green. Featured speakers include green innovators and experts such as Kevin Danaher, Majora Carter, Randy Hayes, Simran Sethi and Vicki Robin. San Rafael, CA (PRWEB) November 15, 2010 The shift to sustainability may be the single greatest challenge humanity now faces, as we press up against our planet's limited resources. That's why The Shift Network, an online education company, is offering a free...

2010-11-12 14:06:00

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Since the 1970s Americans have benefited from legislative action to clean up air and water supplies, remedy toxic spills and increase food safety. In many communities, grassroots efforts provide a backstop where legal compliance is absent. But in both rural and urban areas across the U.S., racial minorities and the economically disenfranchised suffer disproportionally from the ill effects of assaults on the environment and often...

2010-04-16 09:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- PACT, an online underwear brand that blends design and sustainability with support for powerful social and environmental causes, today announced that it has partnered with the Green Belt Movement of Kenya and architect David Adjaye to create the newest print in its line of premium organic cotton underwear for men and women. To honor Earth Week and the debut of the new Green Belt-inspired print, from April 16 - 25, PACT will donate 100 percent of the...

2010-03-05 11:01:00

BOULDER, Colo., March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- elephantjournal.com: The Cove star Ric O'Barry on SeaWorld Tragedy. elephantjournal.com columnist Gary Smith interviews Ric O'Barry re Tilkum and the recent tragedy at SeaWorld. To read, visit elephantjournal.com: http://www.elephantjournal.com/2010/03/the-cove-star-ric-obarry-on-seaworld-gary-smith/ elephantjournal.com: Sir Richard's Condoms: a new Buy One, Give one company. elephantjournal.com: Our exclusive sneak-peek interview with the...

2010-01-13 13:42:00

PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- This summer, the acclaimed, Oscar contender documentary THE COVE will make its world free television debut on Animal Planet. The film - which makes an undercover, stealth investigation into the culling and slaughter of thousands of dolphins in remote Taiji, Japan - uses an 'Oceans Eleven'-style approach, bringing to light the dark reality of dolphin massacre. Animal Planet will air the critically lauded documentary in the first exclusive window...

2009-08-06 18:02:44

The man who trained dolphins playing Flipper on the popular 1960s U.S. TV show has turned animal activist, speaking out against dolphins held captive. Ric O'Barry has protested attractions featuring captive dolphins and has been arrested for cutting nets. O'Barry said he expects his biggest protest against dolphins' treatment will be the documentary, The Cove, a film about dolphin slaughter in Japan, the South Florida Sun Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale reported Thursday. During the filming,...

2009-04-06 10:14:00

WASHINGTON, April 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai's new book, The Challenge for Africa, offers a powerful and compelling look at the severe and wide-ranging problems facing Africa, from Darfur to HIV/AIDS, massive debt to election fraud, cross-border conflicts to environmental degradation. At the Wilson Center on April 13 at 3 p.m., Maathai will discuss these roadblocks to Africa's development, including population pressures and enduring hunger; the...

2008-08-13 18:00:23

Text of commentary by Harrison Ikunda entitled "We must act pro- actively to save Kenya's forests" published by Kenyan opposition newspaper Kenya Times website on 13 August The Mau Forest has lately been in the media for all the wrong reasons. The Mau presents a complex case where the need to protect a fragile ecosystem is unfortunately increasingly getting political connotation. Unscrupulous individuals are out to make a quick buck and don't care that they are exposing the rest of us to an...

2008-06-17 12:00:00

By EHUD ZION WALDOKS Five of the largest environmental organizations in Israel launched a joint public pressure campaign on Sunday to halt what they see as the headlong rush to begin the Red-Dead Sea canal project before feasibility studies have been completed. The Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI), Friends of the Earth Middle East (FoEME), the Israel Union for Environmental Defense (IUED), Tzalul and Green Course fear that President Shimon Peres will announce the...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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