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greenhouse gas bulletin
2014-09-09 07:28:44

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Propelled by the largest single-year increase in carbon dioxide in three decades, the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached record highs in 2013, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) reported on Tuesday. According to the agency’s annual Greenhouse Gas Bulletin, there was a 34 percent increase in radiative forcing (the warming effect on our climate) due to CO2, methane and nitrous oxide. The report found that...

2014-09-03 23:02:35

MAGIX Sequoia 13 - The latest version of the digital audio workstation for all demands in the areas of production, broadcast and mastering. (PRWEB) September 03, 2014 Yet another milestone in the development of professional software solutions for audio production, broadcasting and mastering. The latest generation of Sequoia sets new standards in the field of high-definition DAWs and offers comprehensive loudness functions based on EBU R128/ITU-R BS.1771, extensive improvements to the...

2014-09-03 08:41:46

Columbia University's Jeffrey Sachs delivers inaugural course; blending for-credit and open course learning via new 'Knowledge Cloud' technology from Silicon Valley-based EdCast, Inc. NEW YORK, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) will offer free online courses on sustainable development starting this Fall to all of its 200 plus member institutions as part of its flagship education program, SDSN.edu. This unprecedented, multiple...

2014-09-02 12:24:27

Rising star encourages kids to get involved and help save other kids around the world NEW YORK, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Actress, platinum recording artist and author Zendaya, this year's Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF spokesperson, is asking kids in the U.S. to make a difference in the lives of other kids by raising funds for UNICEF's lifesaving programs. Zendaya will be appearing as a "Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF superhero" in print, online, and broadcast public service...

2014-08-29 16:24:37

September 1 to 4, 2014 High-Level Dialogue Galvanizes Action to Improve Food Security through Research, Innovation, and the Wisdom of Local Farmers ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Aug. 29, 2014 /CNW/ - A broad cross-section of women's groups, youth, government officials, farming organizations, private sector representatives, and researchers have gathered at the Research to Feed Africa High-Level Policy Dialogue in Ethiopia to track progress and inspire action to address critical food...

2014-08-28 23:11:39

Women Must Be at Table Say Bio Logic Aqua Research Founder Sharon Kleyne and Kathy Kelly of Women for Water Partnership. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Women must play a greater role in resolving international water issues, according to two leading global authorities on the subject of women and water. Water researcher and radio host Sharon Kleyne, and Kathy Kelly of the Women for Water Partnership and United Nations-Water agree that when water issues are discussed women must be...

2014-08-28 16:20:43

RICO Complaint Filed By Larry Klayman and John Doe Plaintiffs WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Larry Klayman, the founder of Judicial Watch and now Freedom Watch, and a former U.S. Department of Justice prosecutor who helped break up AT&T, today announced that he and other plaintiffs have filed a civil lawsuit in federal court in D.C. (Case no. 14-1484) under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act "RICO" for criminal acts by President Barack Hussein...

global warming ipcc
2014-08-28 05:16:23

Eric Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Bloomberg News has obtained a leaked copy of a United Nations report that predicts “severe, irreversible and unpredictable impacts for people and ecosystems” as a result of global warming. The document lays the blame for climate change on human activity and in particular on the effects of fossil fuel emissions. The leaked paper comes from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Bloomberg reporter Alex Morales...

2014-08-27 23:00:36

The Un-Conference brings a team of World Renowned Business Experts and Millionaire Mentors directly to attendees through the Women’s Prosperity Network West Palm Beach, Florida (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Women’s Prosperity Network will feature Shark Tank star Kevin Harrington, Chairman of As Seen On TV, Inc., and NY Times best-selling author, Loral Langemeier, also known as “The Millionaire Maker”. as Excelerate attendees will learn how to pitch their business ideas to real sharks,...

2014-08-27 12:24:27

Award ceremony will bring scientists together to address issues affecting Africa and the current Ebola epidemic MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 2014 International UNESCO-Equatorial Guinea Prize for Research in Life Sciences has been awarded to two scientists and one research institution in recognition of their efforts to improve the quality of human life. The Prize recipients are Professor Hossein Baharvand, from Iran, a Specialist in Stem...


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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
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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