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2014-09-12 16:21:52

Award-Winning Photographer Henry Dallal Focuses on Climate Change Talks, With A Little Help from Michael Douglas, Ed Norton, Yoko Ono, and Ban Ki-moon NEW YORK, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a stunning, timely new book that captures the art, science, and diversity of climate change negotiations, award-winning photographer Henry Dallal aims to humanize an arduous, largely-behind-the-scenes process and rally the world towards a global agreement. The official October 14(th )release of...

2014-06-18 08:30:31

WAALWIJK, The Netherlands, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Desso, the global carpet, carpet tiles and sports pitches company was selected as one of the top 100 companies in the world for providing an innovative sustainability solution by the Scandinavian think tank SUSTAINIA. The honorary chairman of SUSTAINIA, Arnold Schwarzenegger heads the selection committee for SUSTAINIA 100 that also includes former Norwegian Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland, EU Commissioner of...

2014-02-06 12:25:51

LONDON, WASHINGTON, TOKYO, UTRECHT, The Netherlands and NEW DELHI, February 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global think tank The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) launched the 14th edition of its annual flagship event, The 'Delhi Sustainable Development Summit' (DSDS) in New Delhi today. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121005/564821 ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140206/668021 ) The course of three days will witness an array of...

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2010-08-30 13:05:00

A new review released Monday says that the U.N.'s climate panel needs to "fundamentally reform" its structure in order to try and prevent the embarrassing errors found in a 2007 study on global warming. A U.N.-requested investigation of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) discovered that the Nobel Prize-winning body was successful, despite the "Climategate" scandal that took place before the Copenhagen meeting last fall. The five-month review plans to replace the IPCC's...

2010-06-30 08:00:00

BEIJING, June 30 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- The 2010 Hillary Institute Laureate will be awarded today to JUCCCE Chairperson Peggy Liu, in Beijing. The Hillary Laureate award honors mid-career leaders who are serving as exceptional change agents tackling the world's most challenging problems. The Institute's current (2008-12) focus is on Climate Change Solutions. JUCCCE (Joint US-China Collaboration on Clean Energy) is a leading non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the greening of...

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2010-05-18 06:17:16

Many Gulf nations are hoping science can turn arid desert regions into arable land to boost food security and avoid relying on farming abroad, industry insiders told Reuters on Monday. Gulf farming is tricky, with little water supply, high soil salinity and extreme heat. Many countries in the Gulf region do have the cash to implement expensive solutions that other cannot. The Abu Dhabi Environment Agency has studied the soil to find areas with underground water systems and better soil...

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2010-05-14 10:50:00

The head of the United Nation's climate change panel defended its case against an academic council charged with reviewing its research methods after a string of challenges to its findings. Rajendra Pachauri, a chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), said there was an error made when warning that the Himalayan glaciers could melt by 2035.  However, he said there was some value to the findings. "Alright, there was this error, but there is a whole lot of valid...

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2010-01-31 06:50:00

The Times Online reported that the chairman of the leading climate change watchdog was indeed informed that claims made before the Copenhagen summit about melting Himalayan glaciers were false. Rajendra Pachauri said that when he found out the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assessment that the glaciers would disappear by 2035 was wrong, he waited for months before correcting it.  He also failed to announce the false claims despite several leading glaciologists...

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2010-01-20 14:00:00

U.N. climate experts said Wednesday that a U.N. warning that Himalayan glaciers were melting faster than any other place in the world and may be gone by 2035 was not backed up by science "” an admission that could energize climate change critics, The Associated Press reported. The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said in a 2007 report that the Himalayan glaciers are very likely to disappear within three decades if the present melting rate continues. However, a...

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2010-01-19 14:55:01

The chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said Tuesday that countries could reach a binding agreement on climate change in Mexico City this year after failing to do so in Copenhagen. "I think we have a very short period of time in which the world has to get its act together. And if that happens, then certainly Mexico could produce a binding agreement," Rajendra Pachauri told a news conference at the third World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi. "It's a daunting, but...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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