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2010-06-03 17:30:00

Bayer-Sponsored Exhibition Displays 77 Paintings at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh as Part of World Environment Day Activities PITTSBURGH, June 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sylvia Gong, an eighth grader at Hopkins Junior High School in Fremont, Calif., received the top North American prize in the United Nations Environment Programme's (UNEP) 19th annual International Children's Painting Competition (ICPC). Her painting addresses the theme, "Biodiversity - Connecting with Nature."...

2009-04-22 07:30:00

Environmental Art Exhibition to Open at Omaha Children's Museum on World Environment Day   WASHINGTON, April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alice Fuzi Wang, a sixth-grader at Jordan Middle School in Palo Alto, Calif., was named first-prize winner of the United Nations Environment Programme's (UNEP) 18th annual International Children's Painting Competition (ICPC) within North America for her painting that depicts alternative energy solutions to combat global warming.  ...

2009-02-16 07:15:00

On Sunday the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) urged environmental leaders to curb the use of mercury, a highly toxic metal. "The world's environment ministers meeting in Nairobi, Kenya this week can take a landmark decision to lift a global health threat from the lives of hundreds of millions of people," said Achim Steiner, Executive Director of UNEP. "Inaction on the global mercury challenge is no longer an option." More than 100 environmental ministers from across the globe will...

Word of the Day
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.