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2010-04-06 05:00:00

LILONGWE, Malawi, April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Madonna today joined the Earth Institute, Ericsson and Millennium Promise to announce a new global education initiative aimed at supporting access to primary and secondary education for every child in the world, with an emphasis on girls' secondary schooling.

2009-01-14 08:59:00

The Earth Institute at Columbia University and JM Eagle's Joint Project Already Having a Significant Impact on Village Women LOS ANGELES, Jan.

2008-07-17 15:00:36

LIVINGSTON, N.J., July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- JM Eagle, the world's largest plastic pipe manufacturer, announced today that it has launched a major initiative with Columbia University's Earth Institute to provide safer water to more than 11,000 of the poorest people in Senegal.

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2006-07-28 14:06:08

Each year nearly 40,000 tons of cosmic dust fall to Earth from outer space. Now, the first successful chronological study of extraterrestrial dust in Antarctic ice has shown that this amount has remained largely constant over the past 30,000 years

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2006-01-31 07:54:52

Lying beneath more than two miles of Antarctic ice, Lake Vostok may be the best-known and largest subglacial lake in the world, but it is not alone down there. Scientists have identified more than 145 other lakes trapped under the ice. Until now, however, none have approached Vostok's size or depth.

2005-07-24 17:50:00

When the sea floor off the coast of Sumatra split on the morning of December 26, 2004, it took days to measure the full extent of the rupture. Recently, researchers at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory analyzed recordings of the underwater sound produced by the magnitude 9.3 earthquake.

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2005-03-29 14:25:06

While the earthquake in Indonesia and last December's Asian tsunami have focused attention on natural disasters, hundreds of smaller disasters cause widespread devastation every year.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.