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2013-11-21 23:02:30

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: The Food Preservation Technologies Market 2013-2023. London (PRWEB) November 21, 2013 Report Details Although recent economic turmoil has put its stamp over many industries worldwide, Food Preservation Technologies industry continue to stay robust and in many countries is expected to show a very good performance. Developed nations experience a saturated state at the moment, when it comes to Food Preservation Technologies, but...

Climate Talks Schism Who Pays For Climate Change
2013-11-20 15:21:44

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Whether it is being caused by human activity or not – climate change has ignited a heated debate between representatives of rich and poor countries at this week’s UN climate summit in Warsaw, Poland. At the meeting, developing nations are calling for more affluent countries to accept greater responsibility for climate change and pay for any incurred damages accordingly. Poorer countries argued that rich nations have built up their...

2013-11-19 23:33:18

Passages Malibu issues warning on the growing popularity of methamphetamines overseas. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) November 19, 2013 The United Nations recently issues surprising figures from UNODC, the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime on the growing popularity of methamphetamine. AFP reported on November 9th that seizures of methamphetamine pills in East and Southeast Asia were up 59% from the year previous. Since 2008, UNODC reports a seven-fold increase of confiscated methamphetamine...

Inadequate Sanitation Is The No. 1 Topic On World Toilet Day
2013-11-19 14:50:01

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In declaring Nov. 19 “World Toilet Day,” the United Nations has symbolically made Tuesday’s No.1 priority raising awareness of inadequate sanitation for people living around the world. According to the UN, about 2.5 billion people do not have access to sufficient sanitation facilities and over 1 billion practice open defecation – a preventable routine that severely impacts public health. “We must break the taboos and make...

2013-11-19 12:57:24

Global outreach effort by electricity giants fosters bottom-up approach to strong Public-Private Partnerships; 'Golden Rules' draw on lessons worldwide The first hybrid wind-diesel electricity park in Ecuador's famed Galápagos World Heritage Site, built by the private sector in partnership with the national and local governments, has for the past five years successfully reduced costly diesel imports to San Cristóbal Island by a third while mitigating oil spill risks in a priceless,...

2013-11-17 23:01:18

Alongside partners UNICEF gets life-saving clean water to 200,000 people. (PRWEB) November 17, 2013 At least 200,000 people affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippine city of Tacloban and six surrounding districts are now receiving clean water for cooking and drinking, as the first water treatment plant came back to full operating capacity last night. Since Super Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines just over a week ago, the water treatment plant for Leyte district was only operating at...

2013 One Of The Warmest Years Record
2013-11-14 10:59:08

[ Watch the Video: UN Report Turns Up The Heat On 2013 ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As you raise a glass of your favorite beverage on this New Year’s Eve, you may want to toast to 2013 being one of the warmest years since modern records began in 1850. According to a new report from the United Nations’ World Meteorological Organization (WMO), 2013 is currently on track to be tied with 2003 as the seventh warmest year on record, with worldwide land and...


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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
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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