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2010-05-18 02:00:00

HERZOGENAURACH, Germany, May 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - Sportlifestyle Company to Host Cameroon, Ghana and Ivory Coast Football Teams in Paris for Exhibition Game Before World Cup(TM) - PUMA to Host Free Concert Featuring Africa Express Artists PUMA(R) announced today it will host the 'Africa Unity Experience' in Paris from May 28-29 as the brand's kick-off for World Cup(TM). Three PUMA-sponsored African Federations-Cameroon, Ivory Coast and Ghana-will participate in a...

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2010-05-17 14:53:51

U.N. experts said on Monday that the world faces the nightmarish possibility of fishless oceans by 2050 without fundamental restructuring of the fishing industry. "If the various estimates we have received... come true, then we are in the situation where 40 years down the line we, effectively, are out of fish," Pavan Sukhdev, head of the UN Environment Program's green economy initiative, told journalists in New York. The UNEP's Green Economy report due later this year argues this disaster...

2010-04-22 07:30:00

TOLEDO, Ohio, April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Owens Corning (NYSE: OC), a world leader in building materials and glass fiber reinforcements, today announced it has become a member of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC). Launched in 2000, the UNGC is a voluntary initiative bringing together more than 7,900 organizations throughout the world that share a commitment to sustainability and responsible business practices. Its mission is to align global business operations and strategies...

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2010-03-25 10:45:00

African gorillas and great apes are facing a number of issues that threaten their existence, and could reduce their numbers substantially by 2030, according to a March 24 report. The study, entitled "The Last Stand of the Gorilla - Environmental Crime and Conflict" and presented at the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) meeting in Qatar, has concluded that illegal logging, mining, poaching, and illness are forcing gorillas closer to extinction while also...

2010-03-16 07:00:00

NEW YORK, March 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Avon Products Inc. (NYSE: AVP) today announced the launch of a global environmental mobilization in more than 65 countries and a $1 million contribution to The Nature Conservancy to launch the new Hello Green Tomorrow initiative, a unique globally coordinated grassroots effort. The mission of Hello Green Tomorrow is to empower a women's environmental movement, launching initially with Avon's donation to replant 1 million trees in the Atlantic...

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2010-02-23 13:30:00

New modeling released on Tuesday by the United Nations says emission cuts pledges made by 60 countries will not be enough to keep the average global temperature rise at 2 degrees Celsius or less, Reuters reported. For devastating climate change to be avoided, scientists say temperatures should be limited to a rise of no more than 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 F) above pre-industrial times. The new modeling from the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) suggests that yearly greenhouse gas...

2010-01-12 07:20:00

CHICAGO, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Chicago-based SingleHop, Inc., a provider of dedicated and complex hosting solutions, today announced that they are officially signatories to the United Nations Global Compact. Founded by the UN in 2000, the Global Compact is a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. SingleHop has a...

2010-01-06 04:57:00

NAIROBI, Kenya and HERZOGENAURACH, Germany, January 6 /PRNewswire/ -- - Eto'o & Cameroon Help Launch Strategic Partnership to Support the 2010 International Year of Biodiversity PUMA and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) were joined today by the Indomitable Lions - Cameroon's national football team - with team captain Samuel Eto'o, to announce a strategic partnership to support biodiversity worldwide and specific initiatives in Africa. The 'Play for Life'...

2009-12-17 14:28:42

An agreement in Copenhagen to fund reduced emissions from deforestation may generate multiple environmental and economic benefits if investments simultaneously target sites that are both carbon and biodiversity-rich. But the new report, published today in the journal Conservation Letters, also warns of challenges in countries such as Brazil and parts of East Africa unless safeguards are followed. This is because funding Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD) might...

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2009-09-10 10:15:44

On Wednesday, Kenya appealed for $400 million to try and conserve its largest forest ecosystem, which has been dwindling down over the past 20 years. The UN Environment Program (UNEP) said in a statement that about 25 percent of the 988,000 acre Mau forest has been lost because of encroachment, illegal logging and destructive agriculture. "I wish to appeal to every Kenyan and development partners to support the government's efforts to rehabilitate the Mau," said Prime Minister Raila Odinga,...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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