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WW I anniversary may not yet be on radar for Americans

Washington, DC - Many countries will mark the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I this summer, and even though America's military role in the conflict came later, now is a chance to learn about a war that is often overlooked, says a Purdue University historian.

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Students to design, build, fly spaceflight experiment to test green propellant

West Lafayette, Indiana - Students taking the Zero-Gravity Flight Experiment course at Purdue University will see their creation soar to the upper atmosphere to study a new green propellant, partnering with Aerojet Rocketdyne to demonstrate that the propellant can replace the traditional but highly toxic hydrazine fuel.

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Crops of the Past and Future

Washington, DC - Perennials are growing all around us in fields, forests, and grasslands. These plants regenerate themselves each year and survive through a hardy network of roots. Unfortunately, many farmers in the industrialized world rely on monocultures of annual crops that need to be planted from season to season and can place a heavy toll on soil, water sources, and biodiversity.

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Innovations Help Consumers Get Quality Pork

Chicago, Illinois (NAPSI) - When meat is on the menu, there’s a good chance it’s pork. Whether it’s bacon, ham or other favorites, pork accounts for about 40 percent of all global meat consumption.

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Promoting the Benefits of Wireless Alerts

Imperial, California (NAPSI) - People may be surprised to learn that an emergency alert can be sent to their mobile phones, providing them with the life-saving information they need during an emergency.

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United States Humanitarian Assistance to Gaza

Washington, DC - Today, Secretary of State John Kerry announced that the United States is providing $47 million to help address the humanitarian situation in Gaza. This assistance includes:

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Appointments of Mary Robinson as UN Special Envoy for Climate Change and Said Djinnit as UN Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa

Washington, DC - The Secretary welcomes the appointment of Mary Robinson of Ireland as the UN Special Envoy for Climate Change. For many years, Ms. Robinson has demonstrated her leadership and personal dedication to advancing just and gender-informed climate change action. The Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice provides an important voice to people around the world who are most vulnerable to climate change impacts, and its advocacy work has helped keep these issues at the forefront of the international climate agenda.

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Neutering health effects more severe for golden retrievers than Labradors

Davis, California - Labrador retrievers are less vulnerable than golden retrievers to the long-term health effects of neutering, as evidenced by higher rates of certain joint disorders and devastating cancers, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine.

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