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New Film on VMMC Sparks Creative Call for HIV Prevention

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DISCLAIMER: The views expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the film's funders and/or partners. Fid Q, Kiswahili narrator for "It's About the People", engages young men through hip hop.'Until the lion learns how to write, every story will glorify the hunter' - African proverb.This is a quote I learned from a young spoken wo

Climate Change This Week: Breaking Clean Energy Barriers, A Hot Year, and More!

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Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.Forests: the cheapest way to store carbon Forests Store Both Carbon and Biodiversity like this Asian cup moth caterpillar. Source flickriver.com When we harm forests, we harm ourselves.OO US Forests Will Store Less Carbon As Growth Is Cancelled By Losses due to pests, wildfires and dro

Climate Change This Week: One Degree Closer to Catastrophe, the Clean Surge, and More!

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Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Way Cool! Nematocampa Forest Caterpillar Shoots Out Tentacles when disturbed by sound - this one recently discovered in the Peruvian Amazon, but this type of caterpillar also occurs in North America. When we threaten forests, we threaten ourselves.OO Deforestation Threatens Ov

The Benefits of Bipartisianship

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Since its inception, the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has been a beacon of bipartisanship. Launched by President Bush in 2003, expanded by President Obama, and supported by substantial, bipartisan majorities in both houses of Congress, PEPFAR has saved and improved millions of lives -- and helped to change the trajectory

Climate Change This Week: The Chocolate Connection, Faltering Forests, a Solar Alliance, and More!

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Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.Forests: the cheapest way to store carbon What We Lose when the forests of Asia burn include the jeweled flower mantis... say, are those happy faces on its wings? Source pinterest When we harm forests, we harm ourselves.OO Indonesia: Forest Fires Take Toll On Wildlife, Agriculture, Eco

One Man's Vision to End the Wait for Women in Kenya

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Just outside of downtown Eldoret, a large city in western Kenya with a population of about 300,000, you will find a small building tucked away beneath a giant Jacaranda tree, heavy with purple blossoms. If not for the sign out front welcoming visitors to Gynocare Fistula Center, you might think you were staring at an old house - and you'd be right.

Climate Change This Week: Drought Refugees, Solar Keeps Surging, and More!

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Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Beautiful Tropical Gem - toucans live in tropical forests, and will disappear with them. Forests: the cheapest way to store carbonOO Earth To Lose An India-Sized Chunk Of Its Tropical Forests By 2050 - new research suggests that tropical forests may be disappearing even faster than we

Study: Older Adults Decide It's Never Too Late to Switch Spiritual Homes

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Congregations desperate to reach young adults may also want to keep in mind that holding on to their older members is no sure thing, new research indicates.Nearly three in 10 older adults made a major change in spiritual homes within just an 11-year period, according to a study that is one of the first to target religious switching among older popu

Climate Change This Week: Choking Trees, Clean Energy Jaggernaut, and More!

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Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Flying frogs glide through dark Asian rainforests. Source www.factzoo.com The clouded leopard is an inhabitant of Cambodian forests, which are being destroyed for timber, at an alarming rate. Source www.animalspot.netForests: the cheapest way to store carbonOO Alarm Over 'Timber Grab'

Climate Change This Week: Hillary's Climate Action Plan, A Wind Power Sheet, and More!

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Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. When Forests Disappear, So Do Beautiful Insects. Pinterest.comForests: the cheapest way to store carbon* * In June, Earth smashed warm temperature records for both the month and the first half of the year. OO First Half Of 2015 Was Hottest Ever Recorded - feel the heat yet? * * OO

Maternal Health Heroes: Interview With H.E. Toyin Saraki

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I am excited to launch the Maternal Health Hereos Summer Series with an interview with H.E. Mrs. Toyin Saraki, founder of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa. Throughout the summer I will speak with some of the most notable maternal health advocates in the world ahead of the Global Maternal Newborn Health Conference that will be held in Mexico City bet

Climate Change This Week: The Seafood Connection, Super Solar Chip, and More!

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Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Macaws are just a few of the colorful unique birds found in Brazilian forests. Forests: the cheapest way to store carbonOO Brazil Announces Massive Reforestation and Renewable Energy Plan With U.S. - with both countries agreeing to obtain up to 20% of their electricity from renewable

Ending Poverty: There's an App for That!

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Rural Africa presents changemakers with intractable challenges across sectors, but one American investor, Grameen Foundation, believes it all comes down to access to information. Grameen Foundation has invested millions to develop mobile-phone applications that leapfrog over a lack of electricity, education, and income. Building on their legacy of

Climate Change This Week: $1 Rooftop Solar for Nonprofits, the Ocean Carbon Punch, and More!

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Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Amazonian Wildlife: a treasure trove of biodiversity. Source mostly ajorbahman.blogspot.com Forests: the cheapest way to store carbonOO Peru: New Reserve Will Protect Nearly A Million Acres Of Pristine Forest * * A Preview of the Paris Talks? Credit Ed Stein, 2009.OO The World Is Of

Long Muddy Road to Better Healthcare in Africa

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On April 7th, I visited Mucambe-Feha a small community in Mozambique far away from any city. The closet city of Morumbene is 55 km away accessible by dirt road. This is also the closest hospital they have access to. As we arrived in our 4x4 wheel drive, the first image that we saw was of a giant tree, under the shade of which, sat almost up to 100

Adam Pervez: 5 Nairobi Gems Overlooked by Tourists

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Nairobi is a well-trafficked tourist destination, but few tourists stick around before or after their safaris. While the bush offers incredible experiences, seeing wildlife in their natural habitat, and visits with the Masai give an insight into what tribal life once was, these unique experiences are waiting for you in Nairobi.1. David Sheldrick Wi

Nova Lorraine: Harlem's New Starbucks of Teas

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Have you ever had the feeling of overwhelming joy in one little cup? This is what I experienced after my first sips of Serengeti's Moroccan tea. Serengeti Teas is a quaint little tea and spice shop in the very eclectic upper Manhattan neighborhood -- Harlem. Move over Starbucks, a new experience has come to town. As I continued to sample a variety

Mary Ellen Harte: Climate Change This Week: 400,000 Call For Climate Action, Hottest August on Record and More!

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Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Jan 16 2014How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a daily effect on weather, worldwide. Looking abov
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