Businesses Give Aid to Nepal

Less than two weeks ago, an earthquake with a 7.8 magnitude struck Nepal. Numerous buildings have been destroyed and the death toll is over 7,000. People all over the world are donating to organizations helping the Nepalese people. While individual donations are great, businesses have the resources to donate the big bucks. The good news

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Too Many Americans Live In Polluted Cities

Four in 10 Americans live in counties with unhealthy levels of ozone or particle pollution, the American Lung Association’s State of the Air report reveals. Almost 44 percent of Americans, nearly 138.5 million people, live in areas with high pollution levels. However, that is less people exposed to dirty air than last year. The reason

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National Wild Turkey Federation Testifies Before Congress On Sustaining Forests

Many people do not associate hunters with protecting animals. But anyone with one in their family knows they are the biggest conservationists. The members of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) believe in protecting wild turkeys and their habitats, and that’s why the organization testified before Congress. Chief Conservation Officer Becky Humphries recently testified at

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Just Label It Launches Campaign To Push For GMO Labeling

Genetically modified crops are present in most processed foods, yet Americans have no way of knowing. The reason is that GMO labeling is not mandatory at the federal level. One organization wants Americans to be informed. Just Label It launched a national campaign to identify well known food companies that fund efforts to block labeling

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Will the UN Climate Conference in Peru Set the Stage for Paris?

The UN Climate Change Conference in Lima, Peru started yesterday. The conference, which will last until December 12, is supposed to pave the way for a climate change agreement in Paris next year. The week before the conference started, Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UN Climate Convention expressed optimism about the conference. “We can

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UN Security Council Adopts Resolution On Terrorists

United Nations Security Council adopted a resolution to address the threat from terrorists. The 15-member Security Council voted unanimously to adopt a resolution which calls on Member States to cooperate in efforts to combat the threat posed by foreign terrorist fighters. The Security Council’s meeting marks the sixth time in the UN’s 70 year history

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How Much Have Drought Stricken Californians Reduced Water Use?

California is facing one of its worst droughts in recent history. Back in January, California Governor Jerry Brown proclaimed a state of emergency due to the drought. Brown called for all Californians to reduce water use by 20 percent. How have Californians responded to his challenge? A few weeks ago the State Water Resources Control Board

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Media Ignores Destruction of Armenian Church In Syria

If it wasn’t for Armenian news sites such as Armenian Weekly and Asbarez, I wouldn’t know that the Armenian Genocide Memorial Church in Der Zor, Syria was destroyed by the Islamic State for Iraq and Syria (ISIS). A Google search shows that only Armenian news sites, Middle Eastern news agencies, bloggers and independent media in

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Governments, Organizations and Companies Pledge To Protect Farmers

Governments, organizations and companies pledged to protect 500 million farmers from climate change. Over 20 governments, 30 organizations and companies announced they would join the Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture. The countries joining represent millions of farmers, 43 million undernourished people and 16 percent of total agricultural greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The aims of

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Government and Business Leaders To Mobilize Billions To Fight Climate Change

Leaders from the government, investment community and financial institutions announced at the Climate Summit that they will mobilize over $200 billion by the end of 2015 to fight climate change. The funding includes public and private financing and pledges by donor and developing countries to the Green Climate Fund. The new financing will be available

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