Barnett Koven – Voices – Achieving the Education MDG: World Information Transfer Addressing the 2011 ECOSOC High Level Segment of the Annual Ministerial Review

The High Level Segment of the Annual Ministerial Review to the Economic and Social Council concluded on Friday, July 8th 2011 with the promulgation and unanimous consent for a declaration detailing means for increasing progress towards achieving the education MDG. Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, Sha Zukang referred to the declaration as a “remarkable…

Author Dr. Bernard D. Goldstein – Point Of View – Unconventional Natural Gas Drilling

Author Dr. Bernard D. Goldstein, MD and Jill Kriesky, PhD; University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health; Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Conventional vs. Unconventional Gas Production Source: www.dteenergy.com World natural gas supplies are much more abundant than previously perceived. As just one example, the Marcellus shale, a gas-bearing shale area in the…

Nuclear POWER: CHORNOBYL: LESSONS FOR NUCLEAR SECURITY

Nuclear Safety returned to the international agenda in March 2011 after an earthquake generated a tsunami that crippled the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan. Coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the world’s worst nuclear power accident at Chornobyl in Ukraine, Japan’s disaster highlighted the key issues which the Chornobyl disaster exposed. World Information…