The group March Against Monsanto, a coalition of over 30 organizations opposed to Genetically Modified Foods (also called GMOs), has organized a global #MarchAgainstMonsanto event with protests and events scheduled in 45 countries and in all
The first UN Peacekeeping mission was established on May 29th, 1948. The UN Truce Supervision Organization was created on that date to assist and maintain a ceasefire between Israel and Arab League forces.
Today marks the birthday of John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States. A fitting way to mark the birth of this captivating (although to some, controversial) historical figure is to celebrate his living legacy, the Peace Corps, which he established by executive order on March 1, 1961.
Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 04:00 to Friday, May 3, 2013 - 04:00
Two major reports have recently been issued on the mitigation, adaptation, and perception of climate change in the United States and abroad. The National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC), formed by a team of 60 members, issued a draft of its quadrennial report as mandated by the 1990 Global Change Research Act. The second document, titled Global Risks Report 2013 and issued by the World Economic Forum, analyzes the risk perceptions for the global economy as seen by a group of 1,000 respondents from the industry, government, and academia.
Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 04:00 to Friday, April 26, 2013 - 04:00
Over the last decade, the world has witnessed an alarming trend that – if continued – could lead to a major food crisis in the United States and elsewhere on the planet. In short, the bees are disappearing. While this does not sound like a matter of utmost urgency, the Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), as the phenomenon has come to be known, is indeed a matter of national and international security. Crops like apples, strawberries, almonds, or oranges all rely on bees for insemination. In fact, according to UNEP, bees pollinate 70 of the 100 most popular world crops that deliver 90% of our food. This is why Beyond Pesticides and the Center for Food Safety teamed up to launch BEE Protective – a nationwide education campaign on the crucial role of bees and on the growing problem of their mysterious disappearance.
Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 04:00 to Friday, April 19, 2013 - 04:00
After the Senate failed to secure the 60 votes needed to pass the Manchin-Toomey Amendment, which would have expanded background checks to include sales of guns over the internet and at gun shows, groups that have advocated for tighter restrictions on the sales of guns and ammunition are regrouping and planning their next phase of activism. Gabrielle Giffords, through her organization Americans for Responsible Solutions, had this to say to supporters: "Over two years ago, when I was shot point-blank in the head, the U.S. Senate chose to do nothing. Four months ago, 20 first-graders lost their lives in a brutal attack on their school, and the U.S. Senate chose to do nothing."