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2012-05-02 20:58:52

Blood diamonds may get the most attention. But they are not the only minerals sold on the world market to finance wars and other conflicts in sub-Saharan Africa, according to an article in the current issue of Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society. The story, by C&EN Senior Editor Celia Henry Arnaud, focuses on minerals being mined in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and...

2012-03-23 23:00:49

Businesses gradually obtain ownership of anti-trafficking initiatives within their sphere of influence and are applying self-regulatory standards as part of their corporate social responsibility. New York, NY (PRWEB) March 23, 2012 Top corporations gave the fight to eradicating human trafficking a boost on Friday. During a luncheon co-organized by End Human Trafficking Now (EHTN) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the “new champions” agreed that combating...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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