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UN Report Hottest Decade In History
2013-07-03 13:39:34

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Regardless of whether it was caused by human activity or not, the United Nations is reporting the last decade was the warmest on record in both hemispheres for both land and sea. According to an official report from the UNs World Meteorological Organization (WMO), land and sea temperatures averaged 58 degrees Fahrenheit - compared to the long term average of 57.2 F based on data going back to 1881. The report also noted the...

2013-07-02 23:19:57

International discussion platform G-Global invites interested contributors worldwide to collaborate on discovering anti-crisis solutions that will strengthen and better integrate a world economy facing unique, 21st-century challenges. Astana, Kazakhstan (PRWEB) July 02, 2013 Beginning July 1, 2013, international discussion platform G-Global will oversee project starts for the upcoming VII Astana Economic Forum (AEF) and concurrently running II World Anti-Crisis Conference (WAC). Research...

2013-06-28 23:18:48

UNICEF to establish New Innovation Lab at Singularity University Campus Mountain View, CA (PRWEB) June 28, 2013 Singularity University (SU) and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF have announced a new partnership to create transformative technologies that will save and improve the lives of the most vulnerable children and women in developing countries. SU and UNICEF will work together to find sustainable solutions to some of the most pressing challenges in the areas of nutrition, water, energy,...

2013-06-27 23:53:42

The Global Justice Center lauds the Security Council for passing Resolution 2106 on June 24, 2013. This marks the first time a Security Council Resolution explicitly calls for UN entities and donor countries to provide “non-discriminatory and comprehensive health services, including sexual and reproductive health,” representing a significant milestone for girls and women impregnated through war rape. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 26, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - June 24, 2013 [NEW YORK,...

2013-06-27 23:44:54

Narconon staff and volunteers in all corners of the world conduct events and activities as part of the UN’s International Day Against Drug Abuse and Trafficking; centers as far apart as Ghana, Russia, Italy and the United States participate every year. (PRWEB) June 26, 2013 Every year, the United Nations sponsors one day to draw attention to the worldwide problems resulting from drug trafficking and abuse – the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking every June...

2013-06-27 23:34:59

U.N. group agrees on pact to allow accessible print rights. Watertown, Mass. (PRWEB) June 26, 2013 Formal adoption of a new international treaty that will improve access to books for people who are blind, visually impaired, or have other print disabilities is expected on Thursday, June 27, in Marrakesh, Morocco. Negotiators from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the United Nations agency that addresses rules governing rights such as patents, copyright, trademarks,...

2013-06-27 23:01:43

From Russia to Africa to the US, Narconon staff and volunteers take action to fight back against drug trafficking, abuse and addiction. (PRWEB) June 27, 2013 Narconon, the international network of rehabilitation centers, showed its determination to succeed in the fight against addiction with coordinated support for the UN International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. When this event is held every year on June 26th, Narconon never fails to reach out to communicate to clubs,...

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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
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'