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New York, 20 June 2011 – Climate adaptation offers competitive advantages to businesses worldwide, according to the new report, Adapting for a Green Economy: Companies, Communities and Climate Change, jointly released by the UN Global Compact, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), Oxfam and

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Nairobi, 20 June 2011 – Last year, the eyes of the world were on Rwanda as it hosted World Environment Day (WED). To mark the occasion, WED 2010 participants were given the chance to name three baby gorillas as part of the traditional Kwita Izina naming ceremony. One year on, UNEP has

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Nairobi, 17 June 2011 – Many people know that oceans cover more than 70% of the world’s surface, and that marine fisheries provide food for billions of people. What is less known is that the high seas – the areas of the world’s oceans that lie beyond the limits of national

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Nairobi, 17 June 2011 – Today, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) joins hands with the Secretariat of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification and dryland countries and communities across the globe. This year’s theme for the World Day to Combat Desertification is

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Nearly one billion people suffer from chronic food insecurity. The growing world population and climate change have affected farming practices, and the global demand for food is expected to increase dramatically. Engaging the research and scientific community is critical to developing the new

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Washington, D.C. – Today more than 300 members from the global agriculture research community gathered today to discuss and refine the research strategy for the Obama Administration’s Feed the Future Initiative. U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Dr. Rajiv

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – “Yesterday, the Peruvian Congress passed a new Forestry and Wildlife Law. This law sets out key reforms called for under the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement (PTPA) Annex on Forest Sector Governance aimed at combating illegal logging and illegal trade in

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Washington – U.S. Customs and Border Protection today announced the final Participating Government Agencies Message Set for the Automated Commercial Environment, or ACE. The PGA Message Set is a harmonized set of information needed by federal agencies to approve imports of cargo. CBP

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[Shenzhen, China, 13 June, 2011]:Huawei, a leading telecom solutions provider, today released its 2010 corporate social responsibility (CSR) report. The report provides an overall review of Huawei’s commitments and practices with regard to its corporate social responsibilities, including

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today is announcing safety label changes for the cholesterol-lowering medication simvastatin because the highest approved dose–80 milligram (mg)–has been associated with an elevated risk of muscle injury or myopathy, particularly during the first

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