United Nations http://nhpr.org en Biological Stowaways: Deadly Ballast Water http://nhpr.org/post/biological-stowaways-deadly-ballast-water <p>Thirty years ago, a North American ship dumped ballast water containing comb jellyfish into the black sea and triggered a catastrophic decline in marine life. A decade later, discharged ballast containing a strain of cholera contaminated shellfish of the coast of Peru, killing more than 12,000 Latin Americans. These cases of biological stowaways are being targeted by the United Nations for regulation – but the treaty that would prevent future catastrophes has yet to be ratified. <strong>Fred Pearce </strong>is the environment consultant for New Scientist <a href="http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21729106.000-ships-must-kill-off-the-beasties-in-the-ballast-water.html" target="_blank">discusses the stowaway problem</a> and potential solutions with us.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 13:26:16 +0000 Virginia Prescott 25546 at http://nhpr.org Biological Stowaways: Deadly Ballast Water U.S. Senate Fails to Ratify Protections for People with Disabilities http://nhpr.org/post/us-senate-fails-ratify-protections-people-disabilities <P>This week the&nbsp;United Nation's Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities <A href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/04/us-usa-congress-disabilities-idUSBRE8B319F20121204">(CRDP) was narrowly rejected </A>on the Senate floor.&nbsp; The treaty, negotiated during the Bush administration, has already been ratified by126 other nations—including China, Russia, and Iran.&nbsp;</P> <P> Thu, 06 Dec 2012 14:49:29 +0000 Virginia Prescott 17948 at http://nhpr.org U.S. Senate Fails to Ratify Protections for People with Disabilities New Hampshire Teen Mobilizing Peers for Global Good http://nhpr.org/post/new-hampshire-teen-mobilizing-peers-global-good <p>A few weeks back the Huffington Post and the nonprofit group Youth Service America issued a list of the 25 most powerful and influential young people in the world.</p><p>And one of them is from Derry, New Hampshire. <strong>Dylan Mahalingam</strong> founded the volunteer organization <a href="http://lilmdgs.org/" target="_blank">Lil&rsquo; MDG&rsquo;s</a> in 2004, at age nine. Since then he&rsquo;s worked to encourage millions of youths to find ways to improve conditions for young people. He joins All Things Considered host Brady Carlson with more about what he does.</p> Mon, 21 May 2012 20:54:45 +0000 Brady Carlson 5270 at http://nhpr.org New Hampshire Teen Mobilizing Peers for Global Good Is 'Responsibility to Protect'... Responsible? http://nhpr.org/post/responsibility-protect-responsible <p>Today we explore the idea called "Responsibility to Protect" and if its the best way to address international atrocities.</p> Fri, 23 Mar 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 2726 at http://nhpr.org Is 'Responsibility to Protect'... Responsible? How North Country Reps Voted On Quitting The UN http://nhpr.org/post/how-north-country-reps-voted-quitting-un <p>Here is how the North Country representatives voted on Wednesday when the House passed a resolution &ndash; <a href="http:// http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2012/HCR0032.html">HCR32 </a>- calling for the United States to withdraw from the United Nations &ldquo;so that the United States may retain its sovereignty and control over its own funds and military forces.&rdquo;</p><p>It passed 188 &ndash; 129.</p><p><strong>Here are the North Country representatives voting in favor:</strong></p><p>* Lyle Bulis (Republican) of Littleton</p><p>* Edmond Gionet (Republican) of Lincoln.</p> Thu, 02 Feb 2012 22:18:55 +0000 Chris Jensen 1673 at http://nhpr.org