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New messenger of Peace Ceramony
2014-09-24 05:18:29

Best known as a leading man for several Hollywood blockbusters, actor Leonardo DiCaprio assumed a new role on Tuesday as he addressed world leaders on the topic of global warming at the 2014 UN Climate Change Summit in New York on Tuesday.

2014-09-23 12:24:25

Impact of Climate Efforts by All Cities Would Be Equivalent of Cutting World's Annual Coal Use by More Than Half NEW YORK, Sept.

2014-09-23 12:24:22

Company endorses U.N. declaration on deforestation NEW YORK, Sept.

2014-09-22 23:00:08

New York Academy of Sciences and Youth Innovation Platform Rocket21 Announce a New Science Competition at the United Nations.

2014-09-18 20:21:51

Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India; Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of the People's Republic of Bangladesh; United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and fellow dignitaries to voice commitments

2014-09-18 08:28:46

A new International Rescue Committee report gives voice to thousands of Syrian women and girls, who demand that international rhetoric be turned into action WASHINGTON, Sept.


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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
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.