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2014-09-23 12:24:47

Initiative to Reduce Food Spoilage, Increase Efficiency, and Reduce HFC Emissions NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A coalition of major companies that comprise the supply chain necessary to move cold food products from field to market around the world today announce the organization of the Global Food Cold Chain Council. This initiative seeks to reduce greenhouse gas emission in the processing, transportation, storage and retail display of cold food and to...

2014-09-23 12:24:33

NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy, the leading coalition of US companies producing and using hydrofluorcarbons (HFCs), today presented the four-point action plan of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) to reduce global HFC greenhouse gas emissions. The presentation was made as part of the CCAC High Level Assembly meeting as well as at the UN Secretary-General's Climate Summit in New York City. The presentations...

2014-09-23 08:29:42

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Sept. 23, 2014 /CNW/ - As Prime Minister Harper and other world leaders gather this week at the United Nations General Assembly, a new poll shows Canadians care deeply about Canada's efforts to save the lives children and mothers in developing countries who are dying of preventable causes. According to the survey conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of World Vision Canada: -- 82% of Canadians feel Canada's work to improve child and maternal health in developing...

2014-09-22 23:13:17

Mr. Kelly joins TaKaDu after 11 years as Managing Director of Yarra Valley Water, brings over 40 years’ of top level experience in the water industry. Yehud, Israel (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 TaKaDu, a global leader in Integrated Water Network Management, announced today that Tony Kelly has now joined the company’s Advisory Board. TaKaDu uses advanced statistical and mathematical algorithms to leverage utility data, translating it into actionable insights that save money and improve...

2014-09-22 23:03:06

Rigorous Tools will Measure Impact of Women’s Community Groups San Diego CA (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 PCI (Project Concern International) announced plans to significantly expand its work to equip women around the world with tools and training to turn the tide on poverty. Through the Women Empowered (WE) Initiative announced at the CGI Annual Meeting, 250,000 more women will now join community-led groups to pool their savings, invest in their own businesses, and transform their...

2014-09-22 16:22:39

CALGARY, Sept. 22, 2014 /CNW/ - CAWST, the Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology, has announced its latest results, showing that the Calgary-based charity has reached an additional 1.8 million people with safe drinking water or improved sanitation in the past year alone. The latest results bring CAWST's overall reach to 9.3 million people since its founding in 2001. The organization is scaling-up its efforts to address maternal, newborn and child (MNCH) health...

2014-09-19 20:22:03

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Save the Children Action Network applauds U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.), Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.), and Ben Cardin (D-Md.), all members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, for the introduction of S. 2853, the Accelerating Action in Maternal and Child Health Act. "Every child deserves a strong start in life and if we invest in them early, from the very beginning, we are giving them the foundation they need for a strong...

2014-09-16 12:22:59

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy today announced support for policies and actions with a goal to reduce global hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) emissions by 80 percent by 2050. "As technology companies, we firmly believe with the right global policies and incentives we can develop and deploy solutions that are both environmentally and economically effective to prevent ozone depletion and global warming emissions," said...

2014-09-15 20:22:06

Seven New Grant Investments for $15.3 Million to Tackle Malaria, Chagas Disease and Dengue, which is Dramatically on the Rise TOKYO, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT Fund), a new public health partnership that is bringing Japanese know-how and investment to the global fight against infectious diseases, today announced seven grant investments totaling US$15.3 million to speed the development of promising drugs and vaccines to battle...

ozone layer recovering
2014-09-11 09:10:05

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The ozone layer that protects the planet from harmful ultraviolet radiation is on the road to recovery, scientists from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) announced on Wednesday. According to BBC News environmental analyst Roger Harrabin, a new report compiled by an international team of 300 scientists reveals that the ozone layer is starting to show signs of thickening, and...


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Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), a lentivirus, causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) which is a condition in humans were the immune system begins to fail, leading to life-threatening opportunistic infections. Infection is transferred through bodily fluids where HIV is present as both free virus particles and within infected immune cells. The four most common routes of infection are unsafe sex, contaminated needles, breast milk, and transmission from an infected mother to her...

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