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2014-01-16 23:28:26

According to recent reports in the Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail, the BBC spent thousands of pounds attempting to thwart a Freedom of Information request regarding an eco-conference BBC executives attended, leading Friends of Science to ask whether the BBC is fairly reporting climate change and energy events. Friends of Science point to similar disturbing discrepancies in Canadian reporting by CBC and Alberta Venture magazine, predicting the end of coal-fired power plants, while not...

Rio+20 Summit Underway In Brazil
2012-06-21 13:40:25

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com The U.N. sustainable development summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil kicked off with U.N. head Ban Ki-moon warning that progress on resolving Earth issues is moving too slow. Ki-moon was speaking to world leaders at the Rio+20 summit and other ministers, calling them to action on fighting climate change, saying that "words must translate into action." He opened the session with a reference to the Earth Summit held at the same location 20 years ago, which...

2010-11-02 08:47:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA), the 100-year-old social service network working to reduce poverty in America, has presented specially-commissioned Centennial Medals to national and international Catholic leaders and organizations in recognition of their deep commitment to the vision and mission of the organization. The awards were presented during Catholic Charities USA's 2010 Centennial Celebration. (Logo:...

2010-08-04 11:15:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The worst flood to hit Pakistan in 80 years has left at least one million people in need of emergency assistance. In northwestern Pakistan, the number of deaths currently exceeds 1,400, and over 3 million affected or displaced in need of supplies. Major damage to roads, housing, bridges, general infrastructure, communications and utilities continue to be the main problem hampering relief efforts. Martin Mogwanja, the UN humanitarian...

2010-03-08 16:08:00

WASHINGTON, March 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International humanitarian organization Oxfam America marked International Women's Day today by celebrating the efforts of a number of women who bear witness to the impacts of climate change and who are working on solutions, locally and globally. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080221/DC14723LOGO ) The event is part of Oxfam's Sisters on the Planet Climate Leaders Summit, which brings to Washington almost 100 women from 33...

2009-12-11 17:57:00

Thousands of Activists Gather in Copenhagen, Denmark COPENHAGEN, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Independent media broadcasting pioneer, Free Speech TV and international environmental leader, Greenpeace are partnering to bring breaking coverage of the most crucial international climate summit in recent history. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091211/DC25189LOGO) Delegates from 192 countries, including 100 world leaders, have convened in the Danish capital to participate...

2009-09-17 08:50:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- An unprecedented global film event, the eco-premiere of the critically hailed documentary THE AGE OF STUPID will be broadcast live from New York City's World Financial Center on Monday, September 21 to more than 700 locations in over 50 countries simultaneously, uniting nearly one million people for climate change reform during Climate Week NYC, setting a new Guinness World Record for the largest single screen shared audience experience ever. The event...

2008-10-06 18:00:26

Midland organisations today joined criticism of the energy giant e.on for its plans to build the UK's first coal plant in three decades. In a letter to Paul Golby, chief executive of e.on, an influential group of development and environmental organisations, and academics from the Midlands called on him to reconsider the plans. They claim a new coal power plant in Kingsnorth, Medway, Kent, would emit seven million tonnes of carbon every year, which amounts to more than the combined...


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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