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2013-11-26 14:28:44

Halting deforestation in tropical regions requires verification of forest conditions.

Nitrous Oxide Atmosphere Double 2050
2013-11-22 13:35:04

A new report from the UN's Environment Program said that emissions of nitrous oxide could almost double by 2050 if preventative steps aren’t taken.

2013-11-21 23:02:30

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

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.

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

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

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.

2013-11-19 12:57:24

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, fragile marine ecosystem.


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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
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.