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2010-06-24 07:20:00

A UN report said Wednesday that drug use is moving away from cocaine and opiates and growing towards synthetic drugs. "The world's supply of the two main problem drugs -- opiates and cocaine -- keeps declining," the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) found in its 2010 World Drug Report presented Wednesday. It noted that the land used for opium cultivation in the last two years has shrunk by 23 percent.  Coca cultivation has dropped by 28 percent in the last decade. The...

2010-06-06 22:56:00

WASHINGTON, June 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Press Club 'MORNING NEWSMAKER' News Conference Wednesday, June 23, 2010, 10 a.m. National Press Club (Zenger Room) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080917/NPCLOGO ) The Under-Secretary General and Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) ANTONIO MARIA COSTA and The...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.