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Leonardo DiCaprio Named UN Messenger Of Peace On Climate

Leonardo DiCaprio Named UN Messenger Of Peace On Climate Change

John Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio has been named as a United Nations Messenger of Peace and will focus on climate change issues, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has announced. The 39 year...

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2014-09-16 08:27:06

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2014-09-12 23:01:15

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2014-09-12 16:21:52

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Earth Day
2012-04-23 12:12:49

Earth Day is a day early each year on which events are held to increase awareness and appreciation of the Earth’s natural environment. It is now coordinated worldwide through the Earth Day Network, founded by Dennis Hayes, and is celebrated in more than 175 countries every year. The United Nations designated April 22 as International Mother Earth Day in 2009, and will continue to be held each year on April 22 through at least 2015. The name and concept of Earth Day was allegedly...

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Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'