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Nigeria’s 300,000 tonne e-waste gold mine drives a new circular economy
Nigeria’s 300,000 tonne e-waste gold mine drives a new circular economy
6/20/2019 1:21:59 PM
• A $15 million circular electronics initiative in Lagos is launched today by the Nigerian Government, the Global Environment Facility and UN Environment • With 100 times more gold in a tonne of e-waste than in a tonne of gold ore, e-waste recycling has enormous potential to fuel the economy, create jobs and benefit the environment • The project is a pilot in the …
Child Refugees Across the World Draw their Hopes and Horrors
Child Refugees Across the World Draw their Hopes and Horrors
6/20/2019 8:00:05 AM
• Some 35 million children  have been driven from their homes by conflict, danger or persecution – the highest number on record [/b] • One in five children —420 million globally—live in a conflict-affected area • Child refugees from the world’s worst conflicts draw their fears and dreams To mark World Refugee Day, Save the Children is releasing a powerful …
WWF Statement on Funding Bills
WWF Statement on Funding Bills
6/20/2019 7:57:13 AM
In response to passage of a package of funding bills in the House of Representatives, including for the State Department, USAID, and other foreign assistance programs, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) released the following statement from James Mazzarella, Senior Vice President, Policy and Government Affairs: “The funding bill passed today by the House of Representatives is a …
IOC Executive Board approves qualification pathway for athletes in boxing on the road to Tokyo 2020
IOC Executive Board approves qualification pathway for athletes in boxing on the road to Tokyo 2020
6/20/2019 6:05:54 AM
Following the recommendations made on 22 May 2019 by the IOC EB to keep the boxing tournament on the Tokyo 2020 sports programme while suspending the recognition of the International Boxing Federation (AIBA), the IOC EB added further proposals to ensure the delivery of the qualification events and the boxing tournament at Tokyo 2020.
GroupM Joins Global Alliance for Responsible Media
GroupM Joins Global Alliance for Responsible Media
6/18/2019 7:32:55 AM
16 of the world’s leading advertisers announced the Global Alliance for Responsible Media, an unprecedented, global collaboration with agencies, media companies and platforms, and industry associations to rapidly improve digital safety.
New Report Calls for a National System to Measure Equity in Education, Identify Disparities in Outcomes and Opportunity
New Report Calls for a National System to Measure Equity in Education, Identify Disparities in Outcomes and Opportunity
6/17/2019 4:57:39 PM
A centralized, consistently reported system of indicators of educational equity is needed to bring attention to disparities in the U.S. education system, says a new report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
Thriller by Assad R. Wright involves exploitation of nanotechnology by homegrown terrorists
Thriller by Assad R. Wright involves exploitation of nanotechnology by homegrown terrorists
6/14/2019 7:00:00 AM
Assad R. Wright, the author of “The Ring, The Bomb and the Word,” returns with a new book, which is bigger, bolder and equally entertaining and exciting as the first one.
Greece First and Safeguarding the Promise of Our Future
Greece First and Safeguarding the Promise of Our Future
6/10/2019 2:00:00 AM
Our great nation has, over the course of decades, been subject to a steadily-building crisis. It has been my mission and that of the Independent Greeks (ANEL) Party, to face this crisis head on.  We have highlighted the challenges facing the Greek people, from political strife to divisiveness which has dramatically weakened the foundations of our institutions and their …
IFC Helps PPCBank Expand Lending to Smaller Businesses in Cambodia
IFC Helps PPCBank Expand Lending to Smaller Businesses in Cambodia
6/7/2019 11:43:26 PM
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is supporting PPCBank to scale up its lending capacity to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Cambodia through financing and advisory services.
ASPCA Commends Nevada Gov. Sisolak for Signing Animal Protection Bills
ASPCA Commends Nevada Gov. Sisolak for Signing Animal Protection Bills
6/6/2019 7:17:15 PM
The  ASPCA®  (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® ) commends Nevada lawmakers and Gov. Steve Sisolak for enacting critical animal protection measures to expand pet-friendly housing opportunities during the 2019 legislative session.
The BBC has released further details of its first Conservative leadership debate
The BBC has released further details of its first Conservative leadership debate
6/6/2019 12:50:17 PM
Emily Maitlis will put the future UK Prime Minister to the test as she asks the British public to question the leadership hopefuls, live on air. Our Next Prime Minister BBC One, Tuesday 18 June at 8pm All candidates still in the race to become the Conservative Party’s next leader will be invited to take part, answering questions from members of the public, who will be …
Urgent action needed on planning, policy and technology to address global housing crisis
Urgent action needed on planning, policy and technology to address global housing crisis
6/6/2019 11:52:58 AM
· 90% of cities worldwide are unable to provide affordable housing for their citizens, with millennials spending more on housing than any other generation in history · New World Economic Forum report identifies practices from around the world that have lowered the cost of housing and brought more people in reach of being able to afford their own home · Innovations include …
Planned Parenthood Applauds Introduction of Jeanette Acosta Invest in Women’s Health Care Act of 2019
Planned Parenthood Applauds Introduction of Jeanette Acosta Invest in Women’s Health Care Act of 2019
6/6/2019 10:23:22 AM
Planned Parenthood Federation of America applauded today’s introduction of the “Jeanette Acosta Invest in Women’s Health Care Act of 2019,” which would increase access to life-saving cancer screenings.
Fonterra responds to the outcome of the Government’s DIRA review
Fonterra responds to the outcome of the Government’s DIRA review
6/6/2019 9:15:19 AM
The proposed changes announced by the Government will bring some improvements to the sector, but it also represents a missed opportunity to better support New Zealand.  Fonterra Chairman, John Monaghan says that while the Government has recommended tweaks to the rules under which Fonterra has to give its farmers’ milk, effectively at cost price to foreign-backed competitors, …
Energy Department Moves to Abandon Radioactive Waste
Energy Department Moves to Abandon Radioactive Waste
6/6/2019 3:52:39 AM
The Department of Energy  issued new rules giving itself the authority to abandon storage tanks with more than 100 million gallons of high-level radioactive waste at sites in South Carolina, Idaho and the state of Washington.
U.S. Charities Launch Global Emergency Response Coalition to Expedite Action During Humanitarian Crisis
U.S. Charities Launch Global Emergency Response Coalition to Expedite Action During Humanitarian Crisis
6/6/2019 12:36:04 AM
Eight of the leading U.S.-based international relief organizations have renewed their commitment to the Global Emergency Response Coalition. Originally created in April 2017 to broaden awareness and take urgent action when disasters occur, the Coalition is made up of field-based, well respected and vetted organizations that are combining their capabilities and technical …
House Considers Measure to Protect Grand Canyon from Uranium Mining
House Considers Measure to Protect Grand Canyon from Uranium Mining
6/5/2019 3:27:44 PM
Today a House Natural Resources Subcommittee is holding a hearing on the Grand Canyon Centennial Protection Act.  The bill would permanently protect 1 million acres of public lands around the Grand Canyon from new uranium mining claims.
June 13 Discussion with Former Members of Congress: The Female Candidate for Office: Challenges and Hurdles
June 13 Discussion with Former Members of Congress: The Female Candidate for Office: Challenges and Hurdles
6/4/2019 1:45:06 PM
On Thursday, June 13 at 7 p.m., the National Archives in partnership with the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress, presents a panel discussion with former members of Congress Donna Edwards (D-MD), Barbara Comstock (R-VA), and Connie Morella (R-MD) titled “The Female Candidate for Office: Challenges and Hurdles.” This program is in conjunction with the …
Oceana Endorses Protecting 30 Percent of the World’s Seas and Land by 2030
Oceana Endorses Protecting 30 Percent of the World’s Seas and Land by 2030
5/30/2019 7:36:34 AM
About eight percent1  of the ocean and 15 percent of land2  is protected.  We’re on track to reach a global goal of protecting 10 percent of the ocean and 17 percent of the land by 2020, but world leaders need to dramatically boost ambition if we are to protect our natural resources and the people and wildlife that depend on them.   This is why Oceana is pleased  to join …
Cyclone Idai Faded from News Headlines, But Its Larger Impact is Yet to Be Felt.
Cyclone Idai Faded from News Headlines, But Its Larger Impact is Yet to Be Felt.
5/29/2019 3:18:57 PM
Ten weeks after Cyclone Idai struck southern African nations, communities in central Mozambique are still struggling to rebuild their lives. After entire villages were destroyed, many Mozambicans are still living in tents in displacement camps, or in improvised sheds that are not suitable for living.