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Top stories from UN News, during the week of 20 - 24 March 2017, featuring: fighting against climate change; preserving water resources, and human development for everyone.

United Nations - "21st Century", is a half-hour, monthly news magazine series produced by United Nations Television. We focus on under-reported stories from around the world, told through the personal experiences of those affected. Featuring balance

Since it was passed in 2008, Washington’s Children’s Safe Products Act has been a landmark law protecting our state’s children from toxic chemicals. The law, also known as CSPA, bans the use of lead, cadmium, phthalates and five toxic flame retardan
3/24/2017 announces the formation of its new non-profit crowdfunding site. They are a charitable organization created to help people facing setbacks in life and to compete with other larger for...(PRWeb March 24, 2017)Read the full story at

Imagine going into a high-end luxury store filled with sparkling display cases, security at every turn and an attentive staff and finding not expensive jewelry but...fruit encased in the glass. In Sembikiya, Japan's oldest fruit shop, fruit is t

Sunken South Korean ferry slowly emerges three years after disaster
By Ju-min Park SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean ferry that sank nearly three years ago, killing 304 people, most of them children on a school trip, slowly emerged from a gray sea on Thursday, a somber reminder of a tragedy that traumatized the count

Minister Carr to Speak at Adaptation Canada 2016 Conference

Energy Mines Ministers Conference (EMMC) Banquet

Panama’s Barro Blanco dam to begin operation, indigenous pleas refused
[caption id="attachment_194283" align="alignnone" width="768"] Ngäbe-Bugle community members canoe on the Tabasará River. Photo by Camilo Mejia Giraldo[/caption] The contentious Barro Blanco hydroelectric dam is set to begin operations within the ne

As Thailand ramps up its palm oil sector, peat forests feel the pressure
CHIMTONG, Thailand - “Look, the peat here is so deep” 61-year-old Preecha Chimtong, a smallholder farmer growing oil palm on his 49-rai (about 20-acre) farm in southern Thailand’s Chumphon province. The land is spongy underfoot, dark black and sodde

How Building Restoration Companies Are Facing Challenges with Heritage Structures

How Building Restoration Companies Are Facing

March 2017 Online Update

March 2017 Online Update

Canada’s PEI plans for more wind power & considers energy storage

Canada’s PEI plans for more wind power & considers

Beautiful P+R building can house hundreds of bicycles in the Netherlands

Beautiful P+R building can house hundreds of

Robustness of Land-Use Regression Models Developed from Mobile Air Pollutant Measurements

Robustness of Land-Use Regression Models Developed

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