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World Water Day 2012
2012-03-22 09:48:05

Today marks World Water Day 2012, a day created by the United Nations that is meant to focus on the importance of sustaining freshwater sources. The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says the world will have to produce up to 70 percent more food to feed the 9 billion people expected to inhabit Earth by 2050.  It said this will ultimately require better water management. Water consumption by agriculture is expected to jump 19 percent by 2050, but the U.N. World Water...

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2011-03-22 12:20:00

World Water Day, taking place today, is an international day created by the United Nations in 1992 to address the growing global water crisis. According to the World Water Day website, the United Nations General Assembly designated March 22 of each year as the World Day for Water by adopting a resolution to take on the issue of the shortage of water supplies in developing countries. The U.N. said that 27 percent of the world's city dwellers in the developing world lives without piped water...

2010-03-23 06:00:00

WASHINGTON, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PSI Ambassador, actress and singer/songwriter Mandy Moore joined a coalition of nearly 30 organizations and dozens of others who met with Members of Congress today for a day of advocacy on Capitol Hill. The events -- which included a briefing to Congress, an attempt to form the world's longest toilet queue and a visit with Senator John Kerry, Congressman Jim McGovern and students from Oyster-Adams Bilingual School -- were focused on raising...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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