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2012-04-07 23:02:48

Environmental Journalist Robert Weir Discusses his Seven Month Visit to India on the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) April 06, 2012 "Despite the world's third largest economy, India still has huge problems with poverty, graft, water distribution and the environment. There is much to be done, especially with India's children." That's how environmental journalist Robert Weir summed up his recent seven months in India, spent mostly in Calcutta (Kolkata), working with...

2012-04-04 02:28:31

OXFORD, England, April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- The World Literacy Foundation has urged leaders of governments and education to pledge support for the new Oxford Declaration announced today at the World Literacy Summit in Oxford, United Kingdom. The CEO of the World Literacy Foundation Mr Andrew Kay said, "We have created a pathway which its main purpose is to eradicate illiteracy by the year 2020. "Clear evidence shows if we are to reduce poverty then address illiteracy," he said....

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2012-04-04 07:02:15

Chemists from the University of California, Berkeley have discovered evidence of a link between increased fertilizer use and a rise in atmospheric nitrous oxide, a major greenhouse gas. Climate scientists have long assumed the cause of rising nitrous oxide levels in the atmosphere was due in part to nitrogen-based fertilizers. Such fertilizers are used to stimulate microbes in the ground to convert nitrogen to nitrous oxide at a faster rate. Published in the April issue of the journal...

2012-03-24 04:51:57

Recent widespread news coverage heralded the success of a United Nations´ goal of greatly improving access to safe drinking water around the world. But while major progress has been made, a new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill indicates that far greater challenges persist than headline statistics suggested. Earlier this month (March 6), UNICEF and the World Health Organization issued a report stating that the world had met the U.N.´s Millennium...

2012-03-22 13:35:51

Professor Robert Diaz of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science is a co-editor of “Valuing the Ocean” a major new study by an international team of scientists and economists that attempts to measure the ocean´s monetary value and to tally the costs and savings associated with human decisions affecting ocean health. The study estimates that if human impacts on the ocean continue unabated, declines in ocean health and services will cost the global economy $428 billion per...

2012-03-14 14:00:00

Mercy Hospital is addressing the three main health challenges in the developing world: lack of access, inability to pay for treatment and a shortage of doctors. In Sierra Leone, 1 in 21 women will not survive child birth, one of the highest rates in the world. Mercy Hospital and the Sierra Leonean United Methodist Church (UMC) health network are looking for opportunities to improve impact and efficiency to reduce maternal and child mortality. It's not about just bringing more equipment,...

2012-03-06 09:30:00

NEW YORK, March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lenny Kravitz - GRAMMY award-winning singer-songwriter, record producer and actor--is using his voice and talent to do more than dazzle the stage and screen. He is throwing his support behind the global push by UNICEF and its partners to help save and improve the lives of millions of children and their families around the world by providing them with access to clean water and adequate sanitation. "I was born in New York City and...

2012-03-06 02:30:00

NEW YORK, March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- WaterAid welcomes the news that the world has met its goal to halve the proportion of people without safe drinking water by 2015. The international non-profit organization has called for a renewed effort to reach the 780 million people still waiting for water. New figures from the WHO / UNICEF Joint Monitoring Program Report 2012 (http://www.wssinfo.org) were released today and reveal that between 1990 and 2010 over two billion people were...

2012-02-22 18:21:00

As disease expands global reach, Infectious Disease Research Institute teams up with India to target most deadly form of leishmaniasis SEATTLE, Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The first clinical trial of a new vaccine for visceral leishmaniasis (VL) has been launched by the Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI), a Seattle-based nonprofit that develops products to prevent, detect, and treat diseases of poverty. The Phase 1 trial is taking place in Washington State,...

2012-02-14 06:00:00

-The costs of environmental impacts of business operations are doubling every 14 years. -Companies should expect increases in external environmental costs which today are often not shown on financial statements. -Businesses and policymakers must take joint strategic decisions and act now. NEW YORK, Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New research from KPMG International has identified 10 "megaforces" that will significantly affect corporate growth globally over the next two...


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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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