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Ocean Circulation Disrupted By A Thinning Antarctic Ozone Layer
2013-02-01 09:27:29

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The impact of the depleting Antarctic ozone layer on both the shifting direction of the Southern Hemisphere´s jet stream and the way in which the waters of the nearby southern oceans mix together is the topic of research published in this week´s edition of the journal Science. In one study, a team of researchers led by earth scientist Darryn W. Waugh of Johns Hopkins University wrote that the hole in the region´s...

2013-01-30 23:00:16

CELF & Vestergaard Frandsen Partner in Sustainability Education Program New York, New York (PRWEB) January 30, 2013 The Children´s Environmental Literacy Foundation (CELF) (http://www.celfeducation.org) has partnered with Vestergaard Frandsen (VF) to launch the “LifeStraw® “100 Schools” Water Campaign. CELF is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to making sustainability education an integral part of every school´s curricula and culture....

2013-01-30 12:27:12

SEATTLE, Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In his fifth annual letter, Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, highlights how setting clear goals and accurate measurement are key to improving the lives of poor people around the globe. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/49396-bill-melinda-gates-foundation-fifth-annual-letter (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130130/MM50698) "I know, it's not...

Air Standards And Climate Could Benefit From NASA Study
2013-01-17 10:20:15

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory A new NASA-led study finds that when it comes to combating global warming caused by emissions of ozone-forming chemicals, location matters. Ozone is both a major air pollutant with known adverse health effects and a greenhouse gas that traps heat from escaping Earth's atmosphere. Scientists and policy analysts are interested in learning how curbing the emissions of these chemicals can improve human health and also help mitigate climate change....

2013-01-16 23:02:23

The Malik and FriendsTM children´s book series (http://www.malikandfriends.com), authored and illustrated by 9-year old Akili Raphael, is targeted to kids ages 3 to 8 and teaches them about different parts of the world, global issues, friendship, and problem-solving. Global issues tackled in the series include malaria, water conservation and sanitation, and natural disasters. (PRWEB) January 16, 2013 AkAsha International, founded in 2012 to promote international development and social...

2013-01-15 04:21:22

ABU DHABI, January 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Call for proposals to advance scalable solutions to water and sanitation challenges in developing countries The Reed Elsevier Environmental Challenge [http://www.reedelsevier.com/corporateresponsibility/environmental-challenge ] was launched today, calling for innovative proposals to ensure safe water and improved sanitation for at risk communities in developing countries. The winning projects will be announced later in the...

2013-01-04 00:20:10

NEW YORK, Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The WSA announces a major bilateral agreement with CAR, in the sectors of Natural Resources Mining (NRM), Energy and Agricultural Bio-Fertilizers (ABF). This global agreement, concluded in Bangui, Q4-2012, after a year of negotiations, thanks to its signing by H.E. President Francois BOZIZE, relates to the implementation of a Public-Private Partnership project in the sector of NRM (NRM-PPP), for the development and industrial operation of diamond and...

2012-12-12 15:35:56

Measures of uncertainty should be taken into account when estimating progress towards Millennium Development Goal 4 (to reduce the mortality rate of children under 5 years by two thirds from the 1990 level by 2015) in order to give more accurate assessments of countries' progress, according to a study published in this week's PLOS Medicine. Leontine Alkema and Jin Rou New from the National University of Singapore used a statistical method called bootstrapping to calculate uncertainty...

2012-11-30 14:15:01

New research published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology suggests that JQ1 can reactivate latent HIV and potently suppress inflammation, making it effective against HIV and other inflammatory conditions Breakthrough drugs have made it possible for people to live with HIV longer than ever before, but more work must be done to actually cure the disease. One of the challenges researchers face involves fully eradicating the virus when it is latent in the body. A new report appearing in the...

2012-11-16 16:21:07

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the 25(th) anniversary meeting of the Montreal Protocol ended in Geneva, the Environmental Investigation Agency expressed disappointment that only limited progress was made to agree a phase-out of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). Widely known as the most successful environmental treaty in history, the Montreal Protocol has taken definitive action over the last 25 years to phase-out ozone depleting substances (ODS). These actions have set the...


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2011-01-26 14:08:59

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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