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  • World Intellectual Property Day 2015
    Special Feature: World Intellectual Property Day 2015

    The key forms of intellectual property are patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets. Because intellectual property shares many of the characteristics of real and personal property, associated rights permit intellectual property to be treated as an asset that can be bought, sold, licensed, or even given away at no cost... 

  • Special Feature: Earth Day 2015
    Special Feature: Earth Day 2015

    Earth Day is celebrated every year on April 22. The Earth Day Network, a loose coalition of 22,000 groups in 192 countries, coordinates activities that raise awareness of local environmental issues, as well as global climate change. U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson came up with the idea for a “national teach-in on the environment” to encourage an emerging public awareness of air and water pollution. 

  • Special Feature: Jazz Appreciation Month 2015
    Special Feature: Jazz Appreciation Month 2015

    Each April, the United States celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM), an opportunity to savor a major American contribution to world culture.  

  • World Water Day 2015
    Special Feature: World Water Day 2015

    International World Water Day is held annually on March 22 to recognize the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. An international day to celebrate freshwater was recommended at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED).  

  • Special Feature: World Wildlife Day
    Special Feature: World Wildlife Day

    World Wildlife Day is an opportunity to celebrate the many beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna and flora and to raise awareness of the multitude of benefits that conservation provides to people. At the same time, the Day reminds us of the urgent need to step up the fight against wildlife crime, which has wide-ranging economic, environmental and social impacts.  

 

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