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2009-02-16 10:01:00

NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Signaling an about face in U.S. international environmental policy, the Obama administration has dramatically reversed the former U.S. position on controlling mercury pollution worldwide. To a surprised audience at the UN Environment Program Governing Council meeting in Nairobi today, the U.S. delegation strongly endorsed negotiations for a new global treaty to control mercury pollution, to begin this year. Environmental groups from the U.S....

2009-02-10 10:39:00

Citizens' groups say problem warrants immediate United Nations action WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the world's governments convene next week to discuss developing a legally binding treaty on mercury, citizens' groups from around the world have released a new report calling attention to the significant global human health hazards caused by mercury in fish and fish-eating marine mammals. Over twenty groups from around the world (1), including the international Zero...

2009-02-04 08:48:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new international study released today around the world shows that the burning of mercury-added products globally contributes upwards of 200 tons of mercury to the atmosphere every year -- 10 percent of the mercury that enters the earth's atmosphere. According to the study, which was released by several international non-governmental organizations, mercury emissions from product discards have been seriously underestimated. "Air releases of...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.