The ubiquity of tiny particles of minerals--mineral nanoparticles--in oceans and rivers, atmosphere and soils, and in living cells are providing scientists with new ways of understanding Earth's workings. Our planet's physical, chemical, and biological processes are influenced or driven by the properties of these minerals.
The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) and an implementing partner have hatched a pilot project aimed at improving the nutritional needs of displaced Congolese in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
The African Union has declared the year 2008 the Year of African Youth, also called YAY 2008.
The United Nations Environment Program, Yale University, International Association of Scientific Technical and Medical Publishers, and over 340 international publishers and prestigious scientific societies and associations announced on November 6, 2007, the launch of the second phase of ‘Online Access to Research in the Environment (OARE), a global development consortium that was founded in October 2006 to provide developing countries access to one of the world’s largest collections of environmental science research online, and for little or no cost.
Foxes, wolves and eagles have been deployed in the northern part of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in Northwest China to help contain an outbreak of plains rats.
Allan Rosenfield, Dean and Professor of Family Health, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, Hossein Malek Afzali, Deputy Minister for Research and Technology, Iran’s Ministry of Health and Medical Education, and two institutions, Algeria’s National Population Committee and Malaysia’s National Population and Family Development Board, have won this year’s United Nations Population Award.
Horizon’s series of television programs entitled “One Second Before Sunrise” that bring to audiences stories of promising solutions to the world's most pressing problems are now available on the Web at www.horizoninternationaltv.org.
The Assam Tribune announced that Maan Barau, a Horizon Intern who has launched the Butterfly Conservation Initiative with the assistance of Horizon International was one of five recipients to win Oil India Young Achievers Award on February 4, 2007.
Socially conscious travellers will now be able to use a secure Internet network to exchange information on ethical tourism that seeks to promote sustainable development and help poor communities around the world under a new project of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).