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2014-01-22 08:22:06

LENOIR CITY, Tenn., Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The generosity of the United Arab Emirates - a leading international contributor to safeguarding civilians from mines and other unexploded remnants of war - resulted in more than 11,000 explosive devices being located and destroyed in a just-completed humanitarian project in Afghanistan's Kandahar Province. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140122/CL50467) (Logo:...

2013-05-24 23:21:13

With Memorial Day coming up Funeral Financials asks American´s to take the money they would have spent on beer and donate it to an EOD Scholarship fund. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) May 23, 2013 Funeral Financials is encouraging American´s to donate their beer money this Memorial Day to the EOD Memorial Foundation Funeral Financials considers EOD´s from the US Military to be the greatest victims from the war. According to MarineEOD.com, bomb disposal in the United States originated...

Bomb-Sniffing Bees Could Find Unexploded Mines In Croatia
2013-05-20 09:02:53

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The US Navy has used dolphins to hunt for undersea mines and dogs have been used to sniff out bombs on land. Now, scientists are incorporating honeybees in the hunt for unexploded landmines in Croatia and possibly other war-ravaged countries in the Balkans. Bees have a perfect sense of smell and scientists believe that smell might save hundreds of lives if they can be trained to sniff out the odor from unexploded ordnance (UXOs)....

2012-12-08 05:02:00

The U.S. is the only member of NATO that is not a States Party to the Mine Ban Treaty, and the only country in the Western Hemisphere, aside from Cuba, that has not joined. Geneva, Switzerland (PRWEB) December 07, 2012 At the Twelfth Meeting of States Parties to the Mine Ban Treaty, the United States observer delegation stated that the U.S. will be announcing the outcome of its three-year review of its landmine policy–and whether or not it will join the...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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