Current Events Archive

Four relief organizations serving the Middle East

There are many opportunities to support Middle Eastern countries and cultures through non-profit organizations in the United States. Islamic Relief Usa and these other organizations are dedicated to a diverse set of objectives, from peace keeping to healthcare to economic development. Below are four organizations which benefit communities in the Middle East

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Organizations That Help In Kenya

Islamic Relief began working in Kenya in 1993 and are devoted to helping with the food crisis. Their campaigns have undoubtedly saved countless lives. Islamic Relief is an organization whose efforts are badly needed and they have already made an immense difference

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NASA’s Messenger Probe Ready for Final Tour of Mercury

Engineers expect the 120-second engine burn to give the craft an 80-kilometre lift that will keep it aloft until March. But before then, as Messenger swoops low over the planet, it will heat up so much that the solder holding some instruments together could melt.

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Google for Kids Coming Soon

A Google search for “train” brings up a link to the closest Amtrak station, but chances are that’s not what an eight-year-old is searching for. Kids are probably more interested in Thomas the Tank Engine than the most up-to-date commuting schedule.

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Orion ‘Mars ship’ Launch Postponed

The capsule had been due to launch atop a Delta rocket on a short journey above the Earth to prove key technologies. Its maiden voyage was due to take place from Cape Canaveral in Florida between 12:05 GMT and 14:44 GMT. But the countdown was interrupted by a boat getting too close, by gusty winds and by troublesome propellant valves.

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Winnetka Expands Recycling Program to Include Styrofoam

The high demand for recycled polystyrene foam after it has been compacted makes polystyrene recycling http://www.homeforfoam.com/ economical. In addition, many companies prefer using recycled materials for consumer demand purposes

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Expansions in Oil Drilling Make U.S. Less Dependent on Mideast

The deal calls for Cunningham Energy working in conjunction with BE Resources to acquire leases in oil fields in Green Creek, Rock Creek and Stringtown, all within West Virginia’s Smithfield District. The oil field leases will cover over 425 acres with the potential for more

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How Volcanoes have Shaped Iceland

The Laki eruption affected more than just Iceland, though. As poisonous clouds of sulfur dioxide gas drifted into the atmosphere, global temperatures dropped, throwing human agriculture out of whack. Crops in Europe began to fail, and even regions as far south as India suffered debilitating droughts.

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Repurposing Foam in Boston Instead of Banning It

Most recently, talk of a potential foam ban in Boston has gained media attention. However, there are many cities throughout the United States that are successfully recycling EPS foam rather than removing it completely

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Companies That Have Benefitted From Activist Investors

Carl Icahn, probably the biggest name in activist investing (he will appear on this list a few times) has been trying to make some changes to help improve the iPhone/Macbook makers.  Backed by other investors such as EnTrust Capital’s Gregg Hymowitz, it will be interesting to see what happens to Apple afterwards

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