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2011-01-06 17:51:00

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With a heaping 25 percent of its lush green land and pristine coastal areas protected as national parks, reserves and sanctuaries, the DR is the most bio-diverse country in the Caribbean and is a major destination for ecotourists, most notably for whale watching in Samana Bay. Since 1962, the DR has led the Caribbean in preserving sensitive eco-systems through partnerships with leaders like the Nature Conservancy, the United Nations and the...

2010-12-13 00:45:00

Enters into agreement to acquire a 60% interest and operatorship of Block 95 in the prolific Maranon Basin CALGARY, Dec. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Gran Tierra Energy Inc. ("Gran Tierra Energy") (NYSE Amex: GTE, TSX: GTE), a company focused on oil and gas exploration and production in South America, today announced it has entered into an agreement to farm into Global Energy Development PLC Block 95 in Peru's Maranon Basin.  Pursuant to the terms of the agreement, Gran Tierra...

2010-11-08 00:00:46

Preeminent climate scientist and noted environmental leaders speak out on behalf of the Kiribati Nation, calling upon world leaders who will gather this month at the Economic Summit in Seoul and U.N. Climate talks in Cancun to address the issue of water scarcity and its impact on food sources. James Hansen, world renowned climate scientist, Lester Brown, Founder and President of Earth Policy Institute, Rabbi Warren Stone, religious environmental activist who served as delegate at the U.N....

2010-11-04 07:00:00

LONDON, November 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - They are "Most Likely to Make the First Move": Study of 90 Million Contacts - Germany Ranks 12th; UK 14th; France 17th; U.S. Second-last - Spanish Women Twice as Likely to Approach Men as UK, French, U.S. Spanish women are the world's "most flirtatious", according to a global study of online flirting, which finds that the women of Spain are more likely than those in any other country to initiate online contact with a man - in...

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2010-11-04 06:19:01

Australia's military forces could be deployed to the Pacific more often and on bigger missions as small island states become progressively more unstable due to climate change, warned the country's military chief. The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has been deployed to Samoa to assist with the relief operation after a destructive tsunami killed 143 people. The military has also been sent to the Solomon Islands and East Timor in recent years to enforce law and order there. Air Chief Marshal...

2010-11-02 17:19:00

National festival reaches 145,000 people, including President Sebastian Pinera SANTIAGO, Chile, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a nation marked by tragedy and suffering in the past several months, Chile Festival 2010 with world evangelists Luis Palau and son Andrew Palau brought encouragement and hope to the region this past week, October 25-30. The festival, which took place in Santiago and Vina del Mar, reached more than 145,000 people through live events and millions more through...

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2010-10-27 09:08:32

Common approach urged to unify global biodiversity advice A new analysis of several major global studies of future species shifts and losses foresees inevitable continuing decline of biodiversity during the 21st century but offers new hope that it could be slowed if emerging policy choices are pursued. Led by experts Henrique Miguel Pereira and Paul Leadley, the 23-member scientific team from nine countries, under the auspices of DIVERSITAS, UNEP-WCMC and the secretariat of the CBD compared...

2010-10-13 04:00:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- A new Financial Times/Harris poll in the U.S. and the five largest European countries finds strong public support for increasing some renewable energy sources, particularly wind farms, provided that they are not asked to pay much more for it. However there is strong resistance to using more renewable energy if it leads to a substantial increase in costs. The public is much more evenly split on whether to build more nuclear power plants, except in Germany...

2010-09-10 05:35:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- A new Financial Times/Harris Poll finds that immigration is widely unpopular in the United States and in all of the five largest countries in Europe. The survey asked about immigration generally and not about illegal immigration. Majorities in four of the countries and pluralities in the other two believe that immigration makes it harder to find new jobs. Majorities in three countries and over 40% in the other three believe it has a bad effect on...

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2010-08-03 15:00:20

The smallest Pacific Island nations said Tuesday that they had seen little of the global funding that was promised to help combat climate change. The leaders of the world's tiniest states said in a meeting in Port Vila that their voice on the issue was often lost. "We are the most vulnerable in many respects and therefore we've got to take the lead," the premier of the island nation of Niue, Toke Talagi, told a press conference. Talagi said that despite the Copenhagen conference in...