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Recycle Your Phone and Save A Gorilla, on World Environment Day

World Environment Day kicks off tomorrow, June 5, in Rwanda, a country of exceptional biodiversity that has made "huge strides in environmental protection," according...
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40 Victories Since the First Earth Day: 40th Anniversary Timeline

Since the first Earth Day 40 years ago, America has become a cleaner, safer, more beautiful place with less pollution, more pristine rivers, fewer...
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Award Winners Changing the World Through Tech

The Tech Awards is an international program honoring innovators from around the world who are applying technology to benefit humanity. This year's winners received...
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Peacekeepers Help Celebrate UN Day on Organization’s 64th Birthday

Peacekeepers deployed in operations around the world joined in celebrations Saturday marking United Nations Day on the world body's 64th birthday. On...
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$1 Million to Four Changemakers From Coca Cola

A winner and three finalists from the Changemakers/Global Water Challenge are sharing a $1 million gift from the Coca Cola Foundation to bring clean...
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Vets Without Borders Bringing Relief to Animals in War Torn Africa

Two American veterinarians are heading off to Liberia this month to help the animals who have suffered because of a 14-year civil war in...
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President Bush Honored on 20th World AIDS Day

President George W. Bush was honored today with a medal by pastor Rick Warren in recognition of his unprecedented efforts and contribution to the...
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Olympians Donate Sportswear to Inspire Refugees

A new UN campaign is giving Olympians a chance to be winners in the eyes of refugees. The “Giving is Winning” program, which seeks...
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UN Goodwill Ambassador Nicole Kidman Calls for Millions to Reduce Violence Against Women

UN Goodwill Ambassador Nicole Kidman called for millions of people to add their name to an online petition for opposing violence against women. "I...
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EARTH ALERT ’08: Top Ten Good News for the Earth

Happy Earth Day! Here are the top ten good news stories for the environment... Since the first Earth Day in 1970, air quality has...
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One Laptop Per Child (Video)

Units of the XO laptop are now shipping to Uraguay and Peru. Designed for poor children in developing countries, the XO is low-cost ($100-$200),...
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Billion Tree Campaign Reaches One Billion Trees Planted in One Year

  The goal of planting one billion trees around the world has been achieved in one year thanks to the United Nations and Nobel Peace...
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African Nations Boost Gorilla Protection

A new agreement endorsed in Paris last week by nine African countries ensures better protection for gorillas and is being hailed as a major...

Child Mortality Falls to Record Low Worldwide

Thanks mainly to campaigns to combat measles and malaria and promote breast-feeding, child deaths worldwide have reached a record low, falling below 10 million...
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Tortured Congolese Mom Wins America’s Hometown Hero Award and New Car

In 1998, Rose Mapendo was sitting on the concrete floor of a Congolese prison cell summoning up every ounce of courage, strength and intellect...
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Wonderful Life Tops 100 Most Inspiring Films List

Last night the American Film Institute presented the list of Top 100 Most Inspiring American Films in a three-hour television special on CBS. A...
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World Bank Cancels Debt of 17 of the World’s Poorest Countries

The World Bank approved details to implement the 2005 debt relief initiative, which will cancel the debt of some of the world’s poorest countries...