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2011-07-14 06:00:00

The environmental group Greenpeace reported this week that eight samples of wastewater discharged from two factories in the Yangtze and Pearl River deltas in China, contained "a cocktail of hazardous chemicals". The factories supply materials that make up major clothing brands such as Nike and Adidas, reports the AFP news agency. Hormonal problems down river from these factories are being linked to the waste that is dumped into these important water sources. The Yangtze, China's longest...

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2011-06-08 10:17:34

The US maker of the most popular doll ever created, Barbie, has been accused of contributing to the destruction of Indonesian forests and habitats of endangered species by the environmental watchdog organization outfit, Greenpeace, reports the AFP news agency. Greenpeace claims that the packaging used in Barbie and Ken doll packaging contained timber products from Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), which it described as a "notorious" destroyer of Indonesia's dwindling natural forests. "Barbie...

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2011-05-26 13:24:11

Greenpeace warned Thursday that marine life off the coast of Japan has shown radiation levels far above the legal limits. The environmental group released preliminary results two weeks ago from their marine radiation monitoring work off the coast of Japan, near the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. The results showed worrying levels of radiation in seaweed, a key staple in the Japanese diet. Researchers sent samples of seaweed, fish and shellfish to labs in France and Belgium to test...

2011-04-06 09:30:00

Financial, Academic, Environmental Experts to Speak at National Press Club on Impacts of Japan Crisis WASHINGTON, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The National Press Club Newsmakers Committee will host a panel of experts to discuss the future of nuclear power in light of the crisis in Japan at a Newsmaker forum in the club's Lisagor Room at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 14, in the National Press Building, 529 14th St. NW, Washington, D.C. (Logo:...

2011-03-04 13:42:00

WASHINGTON, March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), Representatives Dan Lungren (R-CA) and Timothy Murphy (R-PA) introduced three chemical security bills. These bills extend a flawed temporary law for three and seven years respectively earning them the support of chemical industry lobbyists. The temporary law was enacted in 2006 to give Congress time to enact a comprehensive program. It is far from comprehensive and leaves more than 100 million...

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2011-01-07 05:35:00

Environmental group Greenpeace published their rankings of the world's "greenest" consumer electronics makers on Thursday. The "Green Electronics Survey" evaluates the greenest desktop computers, notebook computers, mobile phones, TVs and other electronic gadgets and devices available in the first quarter of 2011. "Our survey shows that electronics manufacturers have made demonstrable progress over the past few years by producing products that are free of the worst toxic chemicals,...

2010-12-28 00:00:38

Pyramid Visuals welds a world's record banner for Greenpeace International with a Miller Weldmaster Extreme 112. Navarre, OH (Vocus/PRWEB) December 27, 2010 Pyramid Visuals of Surrey, England was challenged by Greenpeace International to assist with the production and record breaking printing of an environmentally friendly, large format banner which was subsequently unveiled on the doorstep of the European Commission headquarters in Brussels in front of the world's Media to demonstrate the...

2010-12-16 14:49:42

The Senate yesterday voted in favor of proceeding to consider the New START treaty. The vote of 66 to 32 demonstrates strong support for the treaty, which will have to pass by at least two-thirds of Senators voting in favor to win consent for ratification. Ratification of the New START treaty is vital to moving U.S.-Russian relations forward and strengthening the international nonproliferation regime. The treaty will reduce the number of counted strategic nuclear warheads each country can...

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2010-11-26 13:00:00

The Obama administration is setting aside more than 187,000 square miles (120 million acres) along the northern coast of Alaska designating it as a "critical habitat" for polar bears as a result of a partial settlement in an ongoing lawsuit brought by the Center for Biological Diversity, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and Greenpeace against the Department of Interior. The total, which includes large areas of sea ice off the Alaskan coast, is about 13,000 square miles less than in a...

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2010-10-30 08:20:00

Delegates at a UN summit on Saturday reached an agreement to sign an historic global treaty to protect the world's ecosystems within 10 years.Both rich and poor nations agreed to take "effective and urgent" action to curtail the destruction of the environment in an effort to halt the loss of the planet's biological diversity on which human survival relies on. Representatives from 193 nations committed to important goals such as curbing pollution, protecting forests and coral reefs, reserving...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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