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2013-12-04 23:01:47

Julianna Margulies, Gloria Reuben, and Mary Steenburgen deliver dramatic readings, Michael Feinstein and the cast of Broadway musical Fela! perform to celebrate EGPAF’s 25th anniversary and support ending pediatric HIV/AIDS. New York, NY (PRWEB) December 04, 2013 Tuesday night, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) honored Former Secretary of State and U.S. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton with their Global Impact Award for her extraordinary legacy of leadership and...

Nitrous Oxide Atmosphere Double 2050
2013-11-22 13:35:04

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While atmospheric nitrous oxide can currently only be found in trace amounts, a new report from United Nations' Environment Program said that emissions of the greenhouse gas could almost double by 2050 if preventative steps aren’t taken. Nitrous oxide is the third most potent greenhouse gas, after carbon dioxide and methane. It is emitted into the atmosphere through human activities such as farming, the burning of fossil fuels, waste...

Scientists Urge Focus On New Branch Of Environmental Health
2013-11-20 09:49:14

Wildlife Conservation Society A new paper from members of the HEAL (Health & Ecosystems: Analysis of Linkages) consortium delineates a new branch of environmental health that focuses on the public health risks of human-caused changes to Earth's natural systems. Looking comprehensively at available research to date, the paper's authors highlight repeated correlations between changes in natural systems and existing and potential human health outcomes, including: Forest fires used...

2013-11-19 23:01:10

Statement of Charles Lyons, President and CEO of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Washington, DC (PRWEB) November 19, 2013 "The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) applauds the U.S. Congress for passing the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Stewardship and Oversight Act of 2013. Ten years into the PEPFAR program, we are at a critical time in the global AIDS response. Passage of this legislation not only reaffirms the U.S....

Global Warming Linked To Changes In Precipitation Around The World
2013-11-12 05:18:34

[ Watch the Video: Changes In Global Precipitation From Greenhouse Gases ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to Eliza Doolittle from "My Fair Lady," the rain in Spain lies mainly on the plain. However, according to a new study from the scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), the location and intensity of rain is changing around the globe, not only in Spain. The study, published in the online edition of the Proceedings of the...

Climate Change Plateau Due To Montreal Protocol
2013-11-11 14:29:39

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers writing in the journal Nature Geoscience say CFC gases have had an impact on the rise in global temperatures. Scientists believe CFC gases are responsible for a massive hole in the ozone layer, but the latest study links the ban of these gases to a slowdown in temperature increases since the mid 1990s. The standstill of global temperature rises since 1998 has been used as a key argument by some to show the impacts of global...

2013-11-07 20:21:58

TOKYO and NEW YORK, Nov. 7, 2013 /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, announced today grants of US$5.7 million to six global partnerships working on innovative drugs and vaccines against malaria, tuberculosis and Chagas disease. "Our six new investments in potential treatments for malaria, tuberculosis and...

2013-11-04 15:41:37

Prime Minister Najib addresses new UN biodiversity organization The Prime Minister of Malaysia today outlined his country's position on the United Nations' next set of global development goals, saying they need to address the relief of poverty within a green agenda reflecting deep environmental concerns. Prime Minister Najib Razak commended the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs, http://bit.ly/HpIK1V), a set of eight objectives agreed by nations in 2000 for completion in 2015, which...

2013-11-01 12:28:34

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Bread for the World: WHAT: The release of Bread for the World Institute's 2014 Hunger Report: Ending Hunger in America and panel discussion WHEN: Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m., ET WHERE: National Press Club, 529 14th St., NW, Washington, DC (First Amendment Lounge) WHO: Bread for the World experts and anti-hunger leaders WHY:...

2013-10-17 04:20:21

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Demand for water supply and sanitation is increasing rapidly as the 4.3 billion people and economies in Asia continue to grow. According to the Asian Water Development Outlook 2013 published by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the region needs US$59 billion in investments for water supply. (Logo: http://www.prnasia.com/sa/2010/04/19/20100419602891.jpg ) Investments are needed to close the gap in funding water infrastructure...


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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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