Palestinian-American Raed Zidan became the first Palestinian to reach the summit of the earth's highest mountain last Saturday, dedicating his climb to Palestinians - especially political prisoners.
On this day in economic and business history... The golden spike sank into the earth at Promontory Summit in Utah on May 10, 1869. The Transcontinental Railroad was complete, joining the east and west of a sprawling 3,000-mile wide nation. Show More Summary
The Will and Jaden Smith sci-fi starrer had been slotted for June 7 but Sony Pictures has pushed up the wide release date to May 31, where it will open alongside Lionsgate/Summit’s Now You See Me and Universal’s The Purge but get an extra week of summer play. Show More Summary
SOUTH AFRICA hosts a summit of the BRIC countries, Pakistan awaits the return of Pervez Musharraf, Thailand holds talks with insurgents and the world observes Earth Hour
It's been a long road from the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio to COP 18 in Doha. Member nations have voiced, in strong terms, our need to curb greenhouse gas emissions; the science has become increasingly robust. We must limit our greenhouse gas emissions for future sustainability.
Twenty years ago at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Severn Cullis-Suzuki, a 12-year-old girl from Canada, "silenced the world for six minutes" with her raw and powerful oration lambasting adults for dumping the problems they created onto the next generation. Show More Summary
Study tries to pinpoint future acidification hot spots SUMMIT COUNTY — You’ve heard about acid mine drainage and ocean acidification, but the problems don’t end there. After reviewing a slew of scientific papers from different disciplines, researchers found that combustion of fossil fuels, smelting of ores, mining of coal and metal ores, and application of [...]
Dr. Werner Vogels, CTO at Amazon, oversees technology strategy for Amazon Web Services- the world’s largest provider of web-delivered infrastructure services to developers. In Tel Aviv for this week’s AWS Summit, Werner shares his approach to innovation, biggest strategic mistake and how AWS strives to be “Earth’s most customer-centric company.” Amazon Web Services began in [...]
On the Google Earth Outreach team, we’re very lucky to work with organizations around the world who are practicing “Geo for Good:” using maps to help make the world a better place. We’ve worked with organizations that save elephants in Africa, clear landmines around the world and protect our coastlines. Show More Summary
Afghanistan Click here to view this gallery. A suicide bombing exploded outside of one of the only Internet cafes in Somalia's capital last Thursday. Three days later, the cafe's owner spoke on one of the Social Good Summit Mogadishu's...Show More Summary
Twenty years ago, the first Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro marked the arrival of environmentalism as a potent force in international affairs. That 1992 conference produced the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which...Show More Summary
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While perceptions may differ about the value of the overall outcomes for this year's Earth Summit, I believe most would agree that it is unthinkable to endure another decade marked by inertia in the face of the ongoing collapse of vital ocean ecosystems.
Two decades ago at the 1992 Rio Earth Summit, 12-year-old Severn Suzuki reminded world leaders: “Do not forget why you are attending these conferences, who you are doing this for—we are your own children. You are deciding what kind of...Show More Summary
"You see that smoke?" asked Andreas. "Tell me if you see the smoke." Gazing towards the thin patch of smoke emanating from the icy summit, our group of volcano-climbers nodded in silent agreement. "That smoke is very important," he continued,...Show More Summary
Over the past 2 decades, since the first Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, we have witnessed the launch of many initiatives to stop deforestation. Despite the good intentions of each approach tried, we have continued to lose an area the size of New York City every other day to deforestation. Show More Summary
Since returning from Rio, I have already participated in a number of debriefings about the Rio+20 Earth Summit. I am pleased to see the interest, but dismayed to find many people have already accepted the message that the Summit hadShow More Summary
In many respects, the recent United Nations Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro was a sad commentary on the international community's -- and our...
While many delegates left the Rio+20 Earth Summit disappointed by failed negotiations at the United Nations level, a small group of international entrepreneurs and innovators developed a collaborative vision for how sustainable innovation can be implemented in our local communities with the launch of Global Urban Innovation Exchange (UIX Global).
With x86 and a few high-powered RISC chips dominating the list of the most powerful computers on Earth, you might be wondering what's the big deal with ARM and it's push into the server space. Well, this is the big deal. The image above is of Jon Masters powering a Calxeda-server from HP with nothing more than a bicycle. Show More Summary