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2014-09-30 12:27:11

NEW YORK, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The producers of the upcoming feature drama "The Good Lie" have teamed up with organizations including the U.S. Fund for UNICEF to help South Sudanese children in crisis and Lost Boys and Girls' communities. This partnership represents a new wave in film and cause collaborations. UNICEF has played an integral role in the survival, protection and development of Sudan and South Sudan's children since 1965. The Good Lie Fund, the...

2014-09-30 08:24:26

NEW YORK, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was honored last week during the South-South Awards for his indispensable role in addressing the global climate crisis. The annual South-South Awards recognize outstanding contributions from world leaders, senior United Nations officials and other icons in advancing sustainable development. "I am deeply honored by South-South's decision to confer an award to me," said Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General...

2014-09-30 00:21:08

WEIHAI, China, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to CRI Online, French triathlete Bertrand Billard won the Elite Men's title and Camilla Pedersen from Denmark led the Elite Women's race at the 2014 Weihai ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships held in Weihai, China on September 20-21, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140930/149251 The event brought together the ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships, the China Triathlon Champions Cup and the...

2014-09-26 23:05:45

Bio Logic Aqua Research Founder Sharon Kleyne Responds to Obama UN Speech on Climate Change. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) September 26, 2014 “One issue will define the contours of this century more than any other – and that is the urgent and growing threat of changing climate.” Barak Obama UN Speech, September 24, 2014 The number one “urgent and growing threat” to human health, civilization, and life on Earth, according to water advocate and radio show host Sharon Kleyne, is not...

2014-09-26 16:22:47

NEW YORK, Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC called Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas's address to the UN General Assembly a rhetorical cocktail of hatred, deceit and distortion. Once again, as in his previous UN speeches, Abbas undermined prospects for advancing peace. "President Abbas today offered no fresh ideas, indeed no hope for peace," said AJC Executive Director David Harris. "Recycling well-worn and false accusations against Israel, ignoring the damage...

2014-09-25 08:22:05

100% of Proceeds from "Addressing Climate Change" by Henry Dallal will Benefit Non-Profits Including Reach Out to Asia NEW YORK, Sept. 25 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Award-winning photographer Henry Dallal announced today that 100% of the proceeds of Addressing Climate Change: An Illustrated Biography of the Annual United Nations Climate Change Conference (Gilgamesh Publishing), his new book that captures the art, science, and diversity of climate change negotiations, are being donated to non-profit...

2014-09-24 23:01:32

"District Energy in Cities Initiative" under the Global Energy Efficiency Accelerator Platform of Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL), a global initiative of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) launched at the UN Climate Summit in New York City New York City, New York (PRWEB) September 24, 2014 The International District Energy Association (IDEA) is proud to support the launch of the “District Energy in Cities Initiative” under the Global Energy Efficiency...

2014-09-24 12:24:03

Special September 24 event highlights Minamata Convention's early entry into force NEW YORK, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During the opening day of the 69(th) General Assembly of the United Nations, NGOs are calling on governments to sign on and ratify the mercury treaty. The Minamata Convention on Mercury was recently adopted at the Conference of Plenipotentiaries in Kumamoto, Japan on 10 October 2013. "The adoption of a global legal agreement on mercury is a major...

opening of climate change summit
2014-09-24 07:27:37

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While US President Barack Obama and Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio attracted much of the press coverage for the 2014 UN Climate Change Summit on Tuesday, behind the scenes more than 120 world leaders met together to debate policy and commit resources to solving the growing issue. According to The Guardian, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon opened the event by calling climate change the “defining issue of our age” and said that...

Climate Cahnge Joint conclusions
2014-09-24 07:10:49

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Speaking at the 2014 UN Climate Change Summit on Tuesday, US President Barack Obama challenged China to do more to help reduce carbon emissions and protect the environment. In comments made during the one-day meeting hosted by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in New York, the President said that China – which is the most populous nation on Earth and also experienced the quickest increase in carbon pollution levels – had to join...


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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
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.