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2014-04-09 23:22:39

Independent review of peer-reviewed climate science by NIPCC, Heartland Institute brings balance to biased, ‘alarmist’ views of United Nations report. Washington,

2014-04-09 12:25:55

NEW YORK, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The White House issued the following

2014-04-08 23:33:51

A perilously terrifyingly alert apprehension that highlights stark death-defying health consequences, titled as ‘The Unsafe Future of Safe Drinking Water’ has been conceded through ‘World

2014-04-08 08:34:15

LONDON, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Comer Africa Real Estate (C.A.R.E.) today announced the launch of the joint venture which will become the leading developer of cities

2014-04-07 12:34:33

HAMILTON, New Zealand, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to UN's statistical estimations, some 869,000 children under five die every year due to toxically germ-infested unsafe drinking

2014-04-04 16:21:50

Winners Will Be Honored at Gala Event by the U.N. Correspondents Association and the U.N.

2014-04-03 12:27:14

PEVQ-S enables accurate Picture Quality Benchmarking and Optimization of OTT Video Services, by modelling Subjective Subscriber Experience ERLANGEN, Germany and LAS VEGAS, April 3,

2014-04-02 16:35:35

NYC's largest free Open Source Drupal Conference at the United Nations (Apr 10 to 13) NEW YORK, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Widespread adoption of the open source Drupal web platform

2014-03-31 23:22:47

Independent review of climate science by Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC) contradicts "alarmist" views of United Nations report. Chicago,

Japan Loses Against Australia, UN In Fight To Continue Annual Whaling
2014-03-31 14:48:05

Japan’s highly-contentious whaling campaign experienced a major setback on Monday when a United Nations court ruled that the island nation could no longer continue its annual whale hunt in the waters around Antarctica.


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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
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.