U.N. Experts Depart Syria, Cross Into Lebanon

Thanks;Associated Press Aug. 31, 2013&Time World (BEIRUT) — U.N. chemical weapons experts have left Syria and crossed into neighboring Lebanon. An Associated Press crew saw the U.N. personnel cross into Lebanon from Syria through the country’s Masnaa border crossing early Saturday. The team on Friday carried out a fourth and final day of inspection as…

WHALE SHARK STUDIES

Originally posted on Vaniceseasonal's Blog:
Thanks;Dr. Rachel Graham of the Wildlife Conservation Society and Emma Hickerson of NOAA’s Tracked Whale Shark Confirms Connectivity August 19, 2009–Tracked whale shark confirms connectivity between the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef and the northwestern Gulf of Mexico Establishing marine protected areas is considered a means of stemming the decline in…

WHALE SHARK STUDIES

Thanks;Dr. Rachel Graham of the Wildlife Conservation Society and Emma Hickerson of NOAA’s Tracked Whale Shark Confirms Connectivity August 19, 2009–Tracked whale shark confirms connectivity between the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef and the northwestern Gulf of Mexico Establishing marine protected areas is considered a means of stemming the decline in marine species and the habitats they…

Top Japanese developer investing in three Asean countries

Thanks;Somluck Srimalee The Nation Publication Date : 30-08-2013 Mitsui Fudosan Residential Company is confident in the continued growth of the Asean economies and is expanding into Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia this year after first investing in Singapore 40 years ago. “We are confident that Asean countries’ economies will still grow, especially the Asean-5 countries –…

U.S. second-quarter growth revised up to 2.5%

Aug. 29, 2013, 8:30 a.m. EDT Thanks;Jeffry Bartash WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) – The U.S. economy grew at a 2.5% annual rate in the second quarter instead of 1.7% as previously estimated, largely because of an improved trade picture, the Commerce Department said Thursday. Economists polled by MarketWatch had expected gross domestic product to be revised up…

I’m not suffering for food or drink. I’m suffering to return to Syria’

THANKS;John Vandiver Published: August 23, 2013 KILIS, Turkey — Doaa, a 17-year-old Syrian high school student, is one of the newcomers taking harbor outside the sprawling refugee camp in this Turkish border town bulging with those left homeless by Syria’s unrelenting civil war. Her village, about 25 miles across the border, was the scene of…

Hagel Meets Asian Defense Leaders as Syria Simmers

Originally posted on Vaniceseasonal's Blog:
Thanks;ROBERT BURNS 2 hours ago /AP BANDER SERI BEGAWAN, Brunei (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is opening two days of talks with Asian defense leaders in Brunei, pushing for closer military ties even as the world is focused on Syria. Hagel was consulting by phone with administration…

Hagel Meets Asian Defense Leaders as Syria Simmers

Thanks;ROBERT BURNS 2 hours ago /AP BANDER SERI BEGAWAN, Brunei (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is opening two days of talks with Asian defense leaders in Brunei, pushing for closer military ties even as the world is focused on Syria. Hagel was consulting by phone with administration officials and with allied defense chiefs,…

In Fiji, Machete-Wielding Locals Spook Tourists and Investors

Originally posted on World:
A DJ by the name of Bar’el Wachtel (who, full disclosure, is a friend of mine) gave up a dream job spinning tunes at a luxury resort in the Maldives and moved to Fiji to set up a beautifully sybaritic hangout that he called Cloud 9. Part tiki-themed floating restaurant and…

Towards a Eurasian Soil Partnership for food security and sustainable development

until 15th September 2013 total contributions: 11 Dear Colleagues, Welcome to the Online Consultation “Towards a Eurasian Soil Partnership for food security and sustainable development”, which will be held 26th August to 15th September 2013, in both Russian and English. This three-week online consultation is initiated by the Eurasian Center for Food Security (ECFS) in…

DNA testing shows 59% of fish sold as ‘tuna’ in U.S. is something else

Thanks;Michael Graham Richard Science / Ocean Conservation August 21, 2013 Oceana is a great NGO focusing on ocean conservation. Over the past few years, they’ve done detective work using DNA testing to figure out if fish sold in grocery stores, restaurants, and sushi venues was properly labeled or if certain species were being passed off as other, more…