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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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2009-09-03 12:30:00

Climate change is likely to result in the “imminent loss” of the world’s coral reef systems.

2009-06-08 07:00:00

- The Natural Resources Defense Council, Ocean Conservancy, Oceana and the United Nations Environment Programme join the effort - - World premiere of Acid Test: The Challenge of Ocean Acidification with Sigourney Weaver - SILVER SPRING, Md., June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- This summer, Planet Green presents Blue August, a robust month of on-air and on-line programming that brings to life the wonders and mysteries of the aquatic -- from the majesty of our oceans to the critical issue of clean...

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2009-06-04 05:50:00

According to a UN report, global investments in renewable energy overtook investments in carbon-based fuels for the first time, attracting $155 billion last year.

2009-06-01 07:15:00

Mokugift fosters global environmental solidarity by making it easy and rewarding to join celebrities in planting trees, for $1 apiece, through online 'gifting.' SAN FRANCISCO, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Inspired in part by pop culture heroes from an earlier era who used music and mass media to spawn social and political activism, mokugift, through its Artists and Athletes Program, is leveraging the latest Internet technology to rally support for an issue of the utmost urgency: combating climate...

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2009-05-16 14:45:00

Chemical manufacturers and governments reach an agreement on Friday to increase efforts to use more safety with chemicals, including paint containing lead to microscopic material.


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edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.