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2013-12-16 23:24:20

A gathering of officials, faculty, researchers, students and participants from the civil society concerned in eco-conservance, environmental sustainability and development, organized multidisciplinary awareness sessions to highlight the ‘Mountains’ Role in Eco-sustainability’ and conveyed an obvious message to public that resource depletion, food, energy and most important water dearth will be crucial in the future due to ever increasing climate change. Lahore, Pakistan (PRWEB)...

Nations Approve First Plan And Budget For Intergovernmental Platform For Biodiversity And Ecosystem Services
2013-12-16 13:57:30

Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services The groundbreaking Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) today agreed to develop a set of assessments on pollination and food production, land degradation and invasive species aimed at providing policymakers with the tools to tackle pressing environmental challenges. Around 400 delegates from over 100 governments, scientific organizations, civil society and the private sector, attended...

World Map Database Shows That E-Waste Is On The Rise, US And China At The Top
2013-12-16 04:08:17

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new report by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says that the annual world volume of end-of-life electronics is expected to jump to 65.4 million tons by 2017. The report says that by 2017, refrigerators, televisions, mobile phones, computers, monitors, electronic toys and other products with a battery or electrical cord around the world could fill up a line of 40-ton trucks end-to-end on a highway straddling three quarters...

2013-12-10 23:23:12

Environmental Responsibility Key Reason Why More Organizations are Going Mobile for Event Information, Communications, Networking and Engagement Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 Mobile apps have steadily replaced printed program guides and event planning binders as the primary source of event information and communication. Among the key reasons for this are the trend towards “green meetings” and an increasing focus on sustainable event initiatives that reduce the environmental...

2013-12-10 23:00:51

HIMS assistive technology equips new UN Accessibility Centre. UN staff and official visitors are now able to borrow state-of-the-art technologies for inclusion in meetings and events. New York City, New York (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 The United Nations inaugurated its first Accessibility Centre with a ribbon cutting ceremony led by Secretary General of the UN, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, on December 4, 2013, just one day after the observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The...

2013-12-04 23:01:46

Paradigm Research Group's executive director Stephen Bassett has proposed Brazil lead a consortium of South American nations in submitting a joint resolution to the United Nations General Assembly. The presentation was made in Foz do Iguaçu on November 22. Foz do Iguaçu, Brasil (PRWEB) December 04, 2013 PRG executive director Stephen Bassett spoke here at the Fifth World UFO Forum (II IUFOZ 2013) on November 22. The principal focus of his address was the launch of a...

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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
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.