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September 14th, 2007 - ARTIST: RICHARD LAZZARA
ART GALLERY BOULDER COLORADO USA

shankargallery
Date: 2007-09-14 07:53
Subject: Peru's Blood Banks under scrutiny following HIV scare
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Tags:hiv, peru, transfusions
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shankargallery
Date: 2007-09-14 10:00
Subject: HIV Infections Spur Blood Bank Closings
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clipped from ap.google.com

HIV Infections Spur Blood Bank Closings

By EDISON LOPEZ

LIMA, Peru (AP) â” Peruvian officials have closed the country's 240 blood banks after at least four people were infected with HIV from blood transfusions in a public hospital.

The United Nations estimates that some 93,000 of Peru's 27 million people are HIV positive.

The organization's most recent figures show almost a quarter of the blood Peru's banks receive is not properly screened, Cruz said.

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shankargallery
Date: 2007-09-14 10:54
Subject: Renewed DR Congo fighting threatens rare gorillas
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clipped from afp.google.com

Renewed DR Congo fighting threatens rare gorillas

AFP

NAIROBI (AFP) â” Renewed fighting between the army and renegade troops in the volatile east of the Democratic Republic of Congo poses a fresh threat to critically endangered mountain gorillas, experts said Sunday.

This photo released by Wildlife Direct shows a mountain gorilla holds her newborn baby in the Democratic Republic of Congo's Virunga park in August 2007. Renewed fighting between the army and renegade troops in the volatile east of the Democratic Republic of Congo poses a fresh threat to critically endangered mountain gorillas, experts said Sunday.

Nkunda's rebels and other armed groups are accused of poaching there and encroaching on their habitats.

The mountain gorillas are a major tourist attraction in the park but poaching remains endemic.

The only mountain gorillas found were the five members of the Rugendo family, the remains of the unit that was massacred in July, and they were outside of the park vulnerable to crossfire.
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shankargallery
Date: 2007-09-14 11:07
Subject: 40% of Worldâ™s Species Face Extinction
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40% of Worldâ™s Species Face Extinction
Rate of Extinction is up to 10,000 Times Natural Rate Due to Human Activities:
One in four mammals. One in eight birds. One of every three amphibians. They are at risk of disappearing from the planet.
Of the 41,000 species monitored by the World Conservation Union, 16,000 is endangered, and the number of endangered species keeps rising, according to the London Telegraph, which got an early look at the WCUâ™s latest âœRed Listâ report.
The earthâ™s ecosystems suffer extinctions all the time. Death, for species, is a part of life in the grand scheme. But the unparalleled rate of extinction being caused by humans amounts to a grand experiment: How much of the earthâ™s life can be destroyed without affecting the basic processes necessary for human life?






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shankargallery
Date: 2007-09-14 12:14
Subject: Beware: Ethanol's hidden costs only now are emerging
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Beware: Ethanol's hidden costs only now are emerging
Editorials

Corn-based ethanol's emergence as the nation's leading alternative motor fuel is driven by politics. There are many alternative fuel possibilities, but corn has the biggest lobby and, therefore, the biggest subsidies.
Ethanol produced from other crops, notably sugar cane, produces far more energy at lower cost than does ethanol produced from corn. Diesel fuel produced from crops also is a more efficient fuel than ethanol produced from corn.
Meanwhile, it should accelerate research into producing cellulosic ethanol - fuel from entire plants rather than grains alone - which would vastly increase the volume of ethanol per plant and, therefore, substantially reduce its cost.
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shankargallery
Date: 2007-09-14 12:51
Subject: Volvo's plug-in hybrid By Mark Hinchliffe
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clipped from www.news.com.au

Volvo's plug-in hybrid


By Mark Hinchliffe
Volvo hybrid

Vovlo' plug-in hybrid.

Volvo ReCharge Concept is also fitted with high-efficiency tyres developed by Michelin.

It is designed to distribute electrical power to the individual motors at each wheel.

For a 150km drive starting with a full charge, the car will require less than 2.8 litres of fuel, giving the car an effective fuel economy of 1.9l/100km.

Volvo claims the electric motor at each wheel gives even weight distribution as well as mechanical efficiency and maximised traction through all-wheel drive.

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shankargallery
Date: 2007-09-14 13:17
Subject: www.foodbanknyc.org
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clipped from www.foodbanknyc.org
Food Bank For New York City helps provide the food for approximately 250,000 meals served every day by our network of emergency and community food programs throughout the five boroughs.
Food Bank For New York City helps provide the food for approximately 250,000 meals served every day by our network of emergency and community food programs throughout the five boroughs.
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Food Bank of the Year 2004 - awarded by America's Second Harvest, The Nation's Food Bank Network and Mighty Apple Award 2005 for most fresh produce collected and distributed to network.


Announcement
Food Bank For New York City is pleased to announce the official acquisition of FoodChange, Inc. by our organization effective July 1, 2007.

Shelves Are Bare at Our Warehouse
Our warehouse - normally filled with 7-8 million pounds of food - is now at 3 million pounds. Help us make up for this shortfall now!

NYC Goes Orange
The Food Bank is launching the third annual NYC Goes Orange, October 15â“19, a citywide initiative to build awareness and funds for hunger relief. Now anyone can Go Orange with our new âœI Went Orangeâ button!

Help Ensure a Strong Farm Bill
The House of Representatives passed its version of the 2007 Farm Bill on July 27 with a strengthened nutrition title. Now the Senate is reviewing its version. Help ensure long-term changes to the Farm Bill - call your Senators today!
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shankargallery
Date: 2007-09-14 14:41
Subject: Welcome to Fuel Freedom International
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clipped from www.myffi.biz

The number one topic that people are discussing around the world is the high price for gasoline and diesel. A primary factor affecting the economy of a nation, a state, a city, or even a family, is the price of fuel. Families cut back on shopping for new products because their budgets are impacted by the rising gas prices. It costs more to fly because a âœfuel surchargeâ is added to the ticket cost, thereby causing some people to postpone their trip to grandmaâ™s, or delay their vacation. Businesses are also impacted because the cost of sales rises with the cost of fuel⦠Municipalities are adversely affected as well. These actions are not limited to the United States, but are global in scope.

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shankargallery
Date: 2007-09-14 14:57
Subject: Kashi Shiva Puja by Richard Lazzara
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