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2012-02-21 14:01:00

With environmental threats on the rise and more than 120 countries now in favor of reforming international environmental governance, conditions are right to create a new, specialized global environmental agency, says one of the world's leading scientists.

UN Reports Man Is Destroying The Earth Quicker Than Expected
2011-11-02 05:31:37

The United Nations has released a new report that states man is destroying the Earth at a quicker than expected pace.

2011-10-11 09:36:05

Assigning environment-related legal cases to specialized tribunals, courts and judges is among the ideas being aired as experts convene in Malaysia for a two-day United Nations conference on the relationship between the world's law, justice and governance systems and sustainable development.

2011-07-12 15:30:00

SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL), formerly Tyco Electronics, today announced that it has signed the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), further reinforcing the company's commitment to corporate responsibility and ethical business practices around the world.

2011-07-07 19:03:36

Wind farms in China and small-scale solar panels on rooftops in Europe were largely responsible for last year's 32% rise in green energy investments worldwide according to the latest annual report on renewable energy investment trends issued by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.