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The UN Finds 25% Of World's Land Highly Degraded
2011-11-30 07:08:49

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has issued a report about the state of the world’s agricultural land.

UN Warns Of Bird Flu Resurgence, Mutant Strain
2011-08-30 04:55:48

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization warned on Monday of a possible resurgence of the bird flu virus.

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2011-03-27 10:30:00

Wild migratory birds may indeed play a role in the spread of bird flu.

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2011-02-05 07:15:00

Researchers at the University of British Columbia, reporting in a new study, found that the amount of fish caught in the Arctic has been severely under-reported for more than 50 years, making the northern ocean environment appear far more pristine than it really is.

2011-02-04 12:14:52

University of British Columbia researchers estimate that fisheries catches in the Arctic totaled 950,000 tons from 1950 to 2006, almost 75 times the amount reported to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) during this period.

2010-11-22 08:00:00

REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Microsoft Corp. today announced Imagine Cup Solve This, a new program to provide inspiration for students looking to help solve the world's toughest problems.

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2010-03-16 13:42:41

A new report by an international research team explores the impact of the global livestock industry on the environment, the economy and human health.

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2008-08-12 15:30:26

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported on Monday the discovery of a new strain of the N5N1 avian influenza among birds in Africa.

2006-04-10 02:17:20

By Ed Cropley BANGKOK (Reuters) - Bird flu is spreading fast in secretive, military-ruled Myanmar, which is now battling more than 100 outbreaks in poultry since the virus was first reported a month ago, UN agriculture officials said on Monday.

2006-03-07 13:20:00

The United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is to play a greater role in fighting bird flu, becoming a "global clearing house" for efforts to stem the spread of the virus, it said on Tuesday.


Word of the Day
inwit
  • Inward knowledge; understanding; conscience.
The word 'inwit' comes from Middle English inwit ("mind, reason, intellect, understanding; soul, spirit; feeling; the collection of inner faculties; one of five inner faculties; one of the outer bodily senses.; inward awareness of right or wrong, conscience"), from Old English *inwitt, inġewitnes ("consciousness, conscience, knowledge, knowing"), equivalent to in- +‎ wit. (Wiktionary)
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