Supporting Women In Agriculture For A Prosperous Africa

allAfrica   
January 30th, 2013

Supporting Women In Agriculture For A Prosperous Africa

The African Union may be celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, but its chair, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, is determined to keep the focus on a prosperous future. The success of this future is dependent upon human and agricultural development, and more specifically, the expansion of women’s rights and roles in society.

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Post-Storm Construction Hiring May Aid US Economy

Odewire    Yobo Member
November 5th, 2012

Post-Storm Construction Hiring May Aid US Economy

Hiring in the long-depressed U.S. construction industry will get a boost from the rebuilding that will follow Superstorm Sandy.

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Hurricane Sandy: Climate Change Activists Offer Stark Reminder Before Storm Hits

HuffPost Green   
October 31st, 2012

Hurricane Sandy: Climate Change Activists Offer Stark Reminder Before Storm Hits

Leading up to Hurricane Sandy’s arrival, environmental activists organized in New York City to remind politicians and the public of the connection between climate change and severe weather.

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Fighting Fracking in South Africa

Huffington Post   
September 12th, 2012

Fighting Fracking in South Africa

South Africa announced Friday that it would lift its moratorium on hydrolic fracturing, the controversial natural gas extraction technique known as “fracking.” In response, Treasure the Karoo Action Group (TKAG) is launching a legal battle to protect the ecologically-sensitive, arid area in the Karoo region of the Eastern Cape, under which most of the natural gas lies

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Cameroon: Nation Enlists Women in Reforestation Effort

allAfrica   
August 29th, 2012

Cameroon: Nation Enlists Women in Reforestation Effort

But tackling deforestation and climate change aren’t the only aims of the project; it also hopes to support women by providing additional income and easing poverty.

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The First Public Protest Ever Held In Qatar Was For Action On Climate Change

treehugger   
December 4th, 2012

The First Public Protest Ever Held In Qatar Was For Action On Climate Change

The relatively new nation of Qatar recently experienced its first public demonstration. More notably, however, is the fact that the demonstration focused upon climate change, which is indicative of the universal importance of taking climate action.

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Superstorm Sandy: What If Storms Like This Can Be Prevented (By Changing What We Eat)?

Planetsave   
November 2nd, 2012

Superstorm Sandy: What If Storms Like This Can Be  Prevented (By Changing What We Eat)?

Could a change in agriculture and livestock practices help reduce the effects of climate change?

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A Million (More) Trees for Wangari

The Huffington Post   
September 26th, 2012

A Million (More) Trees for Wangari

“When you look at the world and the fights and wars that have been fought,” Wangari told me, “they are always over resources. Sometimes the resources are so degraded, and we are fighting over the little that there is. Sometimes we are fighting over those resources because we do not want to change our way of life. And so managing the resources is an important ingredient to promoting peace.”

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Sea Otters To Combat Climate Change?

Planetsave   
September 11th, 2012

Sea Otters To Combat Climate Change?

Does a large population of sea otters reverse one of the principal causes of climate change? New research from the UC Santa Cruz is suggesting that a population boom of sea otters would go a long way to reduce sea urchin numbers, and therefore allow kelp forests to become very large.

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Texas Judge Rules Atmosphere, Air Is Public Trust

Tri-City Herald   
July 12th, 2012

Texas Judge Rules Atmosphere, Air Is Public Trust

“I think it’s huge that we got a judge to acknowledge that the atmosphere is a public trust asset and the air is a public trust asset,” Abrams said. “It’s the first time we’ve had verbage like this come out of one of these cases.”

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