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Innovations with Ed Begley Jr. Announces New Episode Featuring Green...

PR Web - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 11:23

DMG Productions explores the latest breakthroughs in LED energy saving solutions.

(PRWeb September 17, 2014)

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Categories: Environment

Doctors Find Lower Treatment Response in Those with Rare Type of...

PR Web - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 11:23

A new meta-analysis of mesothelioma studies finds that people with sarcomatoid mesothelioma are less likely to respond to first- or second-line chemotherapy.

(PRWeb September 17, 2014)

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Categories: Environment

HCCA Issues White Paper Aimed at Preserving the Vision of the Founders...

PR Web - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 11:23

The Howard County Citizens Association (HCCA) is taking action to help preserve Columbia, MD as a planned community by issuing and promoting its white paper, New Town Columbia - Preserving the Vision....

(PRWeb September 17, 2014)

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Categories: Environment

ICC To Sing National Anthems For Violin Competition Closing Ceremony

PR Web - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 11:23

The Indianapolis Children’s Choir (ICC) will sing national anthems for the winners of the 2014 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis (IVCI) on Sunday, Sept. 21.

(PRWeb September 17, 2014)

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Categories: Environment

Altec Joins the 2014 Epicor Prophet 21 World Wide User Group...

PR Web - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 11:23

The 2014 Epicor Prophet 21 World Wide User Group Conference boasts networking receptions, customer success stories and educational sessions by experts and solution partners such as Altec.

(PRWeb September 17, 2014)

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Categories: Environment

Discount-Dress.com’s Top Designers Are Now Busy Making Its New Black...

PR Web - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 11:23

Experienced dress company, Discount-Dress.com, announces that its top designers are busy making a new selection of trendy black bridesmaid dresses. Furthermore, the company has recently launched an...

(PRWeb September 17, 2014)

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Angeldress.co.uk Is Planning To Open Its First Retail Store And...

PR Web - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 11:23

Angeldress.co.uk’s major officials are thinking of opening the first flagship retail store. Recently, the company has unveiled its new range of amazing wedding dresses and launched a big promotion.

(PRWeb September 17, 2014)

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Categories: Environment

Author Gramma Golden Writes the Children’s Book for the Eco-Conscious...

PR Web - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 11:23

New book teaches respect for the environment through fun and facts

(PRWeb September 17, 2014)

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Categories: Environment

Celestial Nation, Dreamt Vision & Darren Minke release new...

PR Web - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 11:23

The "Alchemistas: Beyond The Veil" 3D Interactive app includes features that enhance the user’s Visionary art experience while bringing exposure to Visionary artists

(PRWeb September 17, 2014)

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Categories: Environment

Fewer hungry humans (but still too many)

Grist.org - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 10:12

Which country has the highest percentage of hungry people? I’ll put the answer at the bottom. (Hint: it’s not located in Africa.)

The United Nations’ annual report on hunger has arrived bearing sobering factoids like this one, along with some remarkably good news: There are now 100 million fewer chronically hungry people than there were 10 years ago.

The improvements vary dramatically. In southeast Asia, 30 percent of people were undernourished in 1992; now it’s down to 10 percent, a stunning accomplishment. But in the Middle East (here labeled western Asia), the percentage of undernourished people has actually gone up. Worldwide, 11 percent of people still go through most of their lives hungry.

The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization says that the Millennium Development Goals on hunger are within reach “if appropriate and immediate efforts are stepped up.”

What form should those efforts take? The UN urges everyone to remember that hunger is a fundamentally political problem:

Lack of food, as we’ve said, is not the problem. The world produces enough food for everyone to be properly nourished and lead a healthy and productive life. Hunger exists because of poverty, natural disasters, earthquakes, floods and droughts. Women are particularly affected. In many countries they do most of the farming, but do not have the same access as men to training, credit or land.

Hunger exists because of conflict and war, which destroy the chance to earn a decent living. It exists because poor people don’t have access to land to grow viable crops or keep livestock, or to steady work that would give them an income to buy food. It exists because people sometimes use natural resources in ways that are not sustainable. It exists because there is not enough investment in the rural sector in many countries to support agricultural development. Hunger exists because financial and economic crises affect the poor most of all by reducing or eliminating the sources of income they depend on to survive.

And finally it exists because there is not yet the political will and commitment to make the changes needed to end hunger, once and for all.

But how do you go about fixing those problems and mustering the political will? The new report suggests:

Hunger reduction requires an integrated approach, which would include: public and private investments to raise agricultural productivity; better access to inputs, land, services, technologies and markets; measures to promote rural development; social protection for the most vulnerable, including strengthening their resilience to conflicts and natural disasters; and specific nutrition programmes, especially to address micronutrient deficiencies in mothers and children under five.

In other words, the technical solutions can help with the political solutions and vice versa. This is a bit of a chicken and egg problem: Which do you do first: stop the war, or help farmers grow more food? If people are hungry, perhaps it’s better to send grain rather than soldiers. But if militants grab and sell the grain, we’re back to square one. The answer to the chicken and egg question seems to be: both.

As for the answer to the question I began with: Haiti is the nation with the highest percentage of hungry citizens. An astonishing 52 percent of people there are undernourished.


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Categories: Environment

Student Entrepreneur Creates Self-Sustaining Aquarium Aquaponic Garden

PR Web - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 08:23

AquaSprouts, Partnered with The Aquaponic Source and International Distributors, Launch Aquarium Aquaponic Garden

(PRWeb September 17, 2014)

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Hillphoenix Invited to White House's Industry Leader Roundtable

PR Web - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 08:23

Hillphoenix CEO Paul Sindoni is meeting with White House officials in Washington on Sept. 16 to discuss how the commercial refrigeration manufacturer has helped grocers reduce greenhouse-gas...

(PRWeb September 17, 2014)

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Categories: Environment

Alberta Wilderness Association Uncharitable Climate Change Commentary...

PR Web - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 08:23

Alberta Wilderness Association has refused to publish a climate change rebuttal by Friends of Science Society in response to a derogatory commentary about the Friends published in AWA’s June/July...

(PRWeb September 17, 2014)

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Categories: Environment

Miracle Method to Exhibit at IFMA World Workplace Conference and Expo...

PR Web - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 08:23

Miracle Method will be exhibiting at the IFMA World Workplace Conference and Expo September 17-19 in New Orleans, where quality product and service providers with facility management professionals are...

(PRWeb September 17, 2014)

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Categories: Environment

The Bioenergy Industry In The Eight Counties Surrounding Webster...

PR Web - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 08:23

A study was commissioned earlier this year by WCCTA and 12 other organizations to estimate the impact of the attraction of additional companies to the eight-county economic area as well as to estimate...

(PRWeb September 17, 2014)

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Categories: Environment

2014 Long Bridesmaid Dresses Available Online At 1st-Dress.com

PR Web - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 08:23

1st-Dress.com, one of the most distinguished dress companies, has unveiled its new range of long bridesmaid dresses recently. All the fresh items provided in this collection are made with top quality...

(PRWeb September 17, 2014)

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Categories: Environment

Conwed increases RO feed spacer production capacity.

PR Web - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 08:23

Conwed is focusing on the RO feed spacer market following increasing demand for RO filters worldwide.

(PRWeb September 17, 2014)

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KOAMTAC, Inc. Launches Beautifully Crafted Miniature 2D Bluetooth...

PR Web - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 08:23

KOAMTAC, Inc. announces the launch of its newest 1D and 2D Bluetooth barcode scanner. Equipped with a Code imager, the KDC30/30i is the most cost-effective barcode scanning solution for smartphone and...

(PRWeb September 17, 2014)

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Categories: Environment

Plattco Awarded Patent for Industrial Valve Seal that Increases...

PR Web - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 08:23

Plattco's High Pressure Mechanical Shaft Seal is a breakthrough for conveying abrasive materials like cement, lime, gypsum, and fly ash long distances, at high speeds, under high pressure

(PRWeb September 17, 2014)

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Specialty Products, Incorporated Celebrates 40 Years in Business

PR Web - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 08:23

Washington based, Specialty Products, Incorporated (SPI) is extremely proud and honoured to be celebrating 40 years of business in the Specialty Coating Industry.

(PRWeb September 17, 2014)

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