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Progress being made on many fronts, says UN health agency chief

Source: United Nations News Centre, Tue January 22, 2008
Geneva, Switzerland - Progress in many areas of public health are a cause for optimism, the head of the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) told the agency's Executive Board in Geneva today.

Solar energy ‘revolution’ brings green power closer

Source: ENN, Sun January 13, 2008
Silicon Vlley, California, USA - The holy grail of renewable energy came a step closer yesterday as thousands of mass-produced, wafer-thin solar cells printed on aluminium film rolled off a production line in California, heralding what British scientists called "a revolution" in generating electricity.

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.

Countries Agree on Plan to Save Animals

Source: Belleville News-Democrat, Sun September 09, 2007
Interlaken, Switzerland - One hundred and eight countries have agreed on an action plan to save endangered livestock breeds, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization said Friday.

Business leaders at UN summit adopt declaration on responsible practices

Source: UN News Centre, Sun July 08, 2007
Geneva, Switzerland - Hundreds of business leaders attending a United Nations meeting in Geneva today pledged to comply with labour, human rights, environmental and anti-corruption standards in a wide-ranging declaration on making globalization more beneficial to the world's people.

Abroad by board

Source: Ananova, Fri June 01, 2007
Devon, England, UK - A Devon man is set to make his first trip abroad -- on a skateboard. Sam Benson, 20, is planning to skate 2,500 miles across five European countries in 10 weeks.

WHO Urges Ban on Smoking in Public Buildings

Source: ENN, Wed May 30, 2007
Geneva, Switzerland - The U.N. health agency on Tuesday issued its strongest policy recommendations yet for controlling tobacco use, urging all countries to ban smoking at indoor workplaces and in public buildings.

Vaccines Getting to Poor Nations Faster

Source: Casper Star-Tribune, Mon May 28, 2007
Amsterdam, Netherlands - The timeline for getting new vaccines to poor countries that need them most is being shortened from decades to less than two years, an alliance of U.N. agencies and government and private groups said Friday.

Angioplasty Saves Patients from Hidden Disease

Source: HealthScout, Wed May 09, 2007
Unidentified City, Switzerland - Often, a decrease in blood flow to the heart, called ischemia, results in chest pain. When the chest pains aren't there, treatment is still needed to reduce the patient's risk of heart attack.

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