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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
PRWeb
3/24/2017

GiveTaxFree.org 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
Yahoo
3/23/2017

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
Yahoo
3/23/2017

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
Canada
3/24/2017

Minister Carr to Speak at Adaptation Canada 2016 Conference
Canada
3/24/2017

Energy Mines Ministers Conference (EMMC) Banquet

Shopping for a new car? If you’re looking for one that makes the most financial sense, you should definitely consider an electric car. With high and volatile gas prices, many car shoppers are exploring alternative fuel vehicles such as hybrid... Do

Endangered African penguins stuck in ecological trap due to overfishing
Mongabay
3/24/2017

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
Mongabay
3/24/2017

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
Business Wire
3/24/2017

JOHANNESBURG--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dal 2012 Panasonic Corporation ha lavorato al progetto 100 mila lanterne solari, un progetto che si propone di donare complessivamente 100 mila lanterne solari in aree del mondo sprovviste di energia elettrica entro il
Business Wire
3/24/2017

JOHANNESBURGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Desde 2012, Panasonic Corporation trabaja en el Proyecto 100 Mil Faroles Solares, un proyecto que apunta a donar un total de 100 mil faroles solares a las áreas del mundo que no tienen electricidad para 2018, año en q
Business Wire
3/24/2017

JOHANNESBURG, Südafrika--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Seit 2012 arbeitet die Panasonic Corporation mit dem Projekt „100 Thousand Solar Lanterns” zusammen, dessen Ziel es ist, bis 2018 insgesamt 100.000 Solarlampen an nicht ans Stromnetz angeschlossene Regionen
Business Wire
3/24/2017

JOHANNESBURG--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Panasonic Corporation werkt al sinds 2012 aan haar 100 Thousand Solar Lanterns Project. Met dit initiatief stelt het bedrijf zich ten doel in 2018 – honderd jaar na de oprichting van Panasonic – 100.000 lampen te hebbe
Business Wire
3/24/2017

JOANESBURGO, África do Sul--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Desde 2012, a Panasonic Corporation vem trabalhando no projeto 100 mil lanternas solares, um projeto que visa doar um total de 100 mil lanternas solares para as áreas não-eletrificadas do mundo até 2018,
Market Wire
3/24/2017

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - Mar 24, 2017) - Strongbow Resources Inc. (OTCQB: STBR) (the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has closed a private placement of 370,000 shares (each, a "Share") at a price of US$0.50 per Share for gross proceeds

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Ontario Water Works Association (OWWA) will be held at Ontario’s Water Conference & Trade Show, in Niagara Falls, Ontario from May 7 to 10. Date & Time:     Monday May 8, 2017 at 4:00 pm Location
Stantec
3/24/2017

Stantec’s Jennifer Young and Dr. Bill Hunt describe how the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change is going to require LID and GI designs and why you should care.