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Appreciation finds no language barriers during Continuing Promise

Eighty-five-year-old Simone Alexis arrived at a medical clinic set up by the crew of USNS Comfort wearing her Sunday best, in anticipation of getting new eyeglasses.
"It's that smile that does it all for you. It says it all, and makes you so grateful to be here."
- Staff Sgt. Shelly Winings, X-ray tech

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Appreciation finds no language barriers during Continuing Promise

Source: Belvoir Eagle, Thu April 23, 2009
Eighty-five-year-old Simone Alexis arrived at a medical clinic set up by the crew of USNS Comfort wearing her Sunday best, in anticipation of getting new eyeglasses.

Skies to be swept for alien life

Source: BBC News, Sat October 13, 2007
Hat Creek, California - The switch has been thrown on a telescope specifically designed to seek out alien life.

Al Gore & IPCC Share Nobel Peace Prize For 2007

Source: Scoop, Sat October 13, 2007
Oslo, Norway - The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 is to be shared, in two equal parts, between the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr. for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.

Shipping Nations Ban Toxic Cleaning Agent

Source: Science Daily, Tue July 24, 2007
United Nations - After more than ten years of lobbying by WWF, shipping states within the UN's International Maritime Organization (IMO) have ratified legislation that bans the use of tributyltin (TBT) in anti-fouling systems of ships.

First Carbon-Scrubbing Forestry Projects Certified

Source: GreenBiz News, Sun April 01, 2007
Panama and China - Two reforestation projects, intended to improve the immediate ecosystem as well as fight climate change, have received the first certification under comprehensive new standards launched by the Climate, Community & Biodiversity Alliance.

Cocoa Increases Brain Blood Flow, Function

Source: Fox News, Thu February 22, 2007
Nottingham, England, UK - A nice cup of the right kind of cocoa could hold the promise of promoting brain function as people age.

UNESCO treaty on protecting oral traditions could come into force next year

Source: UN News Centre, Mon February 21, 2005
New York City - A treaty to protect the world's oral traditions, performing arts, social practices, craftsmanship and knowledge of nature is on track to enter into force next year following a slew of new ratifications, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said today.

New Marine Conservation Area to Span Four Nations

Source: National Geographic, Sun February 29, 2004
Latin America - The creation of one of the world's largest marine protected areas was announced this week by a consortium of Latin American nations, conservation groups, and United Nations agencies. The new reserve will span 521 million acres (211 million hectares) of ocean, from Costa Rica's Cocos Island to Ecuador's Galapagos Islands and beyond.

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