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The Risks (And Unexpected Benefits) Of Sending Health Students Abroad 12.2.2016 NPR News
Universities are setting standards for volunteer global health programs in developing countries — so both the student and the local people can have a good experience.
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Environmental Leader Rep. Grijalva Speaks out about Crucial Issues for Latinos and the Nation as a Whole 11.2.2016 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
In his 12-year legislative career in Congress, Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) has been a champion of the environment and the protection of public health from the daily bombardment of toxic pollution. As the ranking member of the House Committee on Natural Resources , his work on issues such as environmental justice (EJ), climate change and the protection of our special places has set a very high standard for the rest of his colleagues on Capitol Hill. As the representative of a border district, he has been a staunch opponent to the construction of the wall along the Mexican border alleging cost effectiveness concerns and the damage to critical habitat areas. Grijalva, co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus , has been a leading voice in Congress in support of the DREAM Act and immigration reform with a path to citizenship. He has also strongly opposed the Trans-Pacific Partnership --a trade agreement involving 12 Pacific Rim nations and signed by all its members in New Zealand on Feb. 4th-- alleging ...
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AirDog is the action-sport drone GoPro needs to beat (or buy) 11.2.2016 Yahoo: Business
Feinstein water policy bill could signal a compromise in sight 11.2.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Sen. Dianne Feinstein filed a 184-page water policy bill Wednesday, calling it one of the most difficult bills she's worked on in 23 years representing California.

“This is the hardest thing I've done, because you look for the sweet spot, the balance, and it’s very difficult because it’s very polarized,”...

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New Hampshire Roils the Waters 11.2.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Last night, New Hampshire shook up the presidential race and roiled what were already less-than-calm waters, in both the Democratic Party and the GOP. On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton looks a lot weaker than she did a few weeks ago. Republicans, meanwhile, are having to finally come to grips with a fact that's been staring them in the face for months: Donald Trump is indeed their frontrunner, and he might actually win their party's nomination. Let's take the Republicans first. The head-in-the-sand-ism that many establishment Republicans have been engaging in since last summer is now officially over. The fantasy that "Trump will collapse -- it's inevitable" never actually came to pass, guys. Get over it. There was even a secondary myth that also lies on the ground in tatters: Trump would drop out of the race in a sulk if he lost Iowa or any other state. Um, no, that didn't happen either -- instead, Trump stayed in the race and won New Hampshire. In the midst of all this myth-busting, things ...
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Advanced Electric Water Heaters Could Save Money and Cut Pollution 11.2.2016 Switchboard, from NRDC
Robin Roy, Director, Building Energy Efficiency and Clean Energy Strategy, Washington, DC: The humble water heater used to heat water for bathing and washing dishes in America's homes also may be a promising new tool for cutting residential utility bills, promoting clean energy, and strengthening the reliability of the power grid -...
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Are Women Willing to Wait Until 2025 for a Woman President? 11.2.2016 Yahoo: Business
If Election2016 turns out to be a slugfest between two white men will the winner gain a two-term presidency? If so, we may well have to wait until January 2025 for a woman to be inaugurated president of the United States. Here's a reality check. A few years ago, I did a series of interviews for an article titled "The Best Boss I Ever Had Was A...
Sustainable Development: Investing in the Future 10.2.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
By Susan Blumenthal, M.D. and Jacob McAuliffe, M.S.T.P. As 2015 gave way to 2016, people around the world adopted New Year's resolutions to quit smoking, lose weight, read more, or engage in physical activity. At the global level, the United Nations made a resolution as well for nations to work together to improve the lives of billions of people worldwide. Several months ago on Sept. 25, 2015, the 193 member states of the UN unanimously adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development . This historic agenda includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals ( SDGs ), which will be addressed by a broad range of global stakeholders over the next 15 years. The UN's unanimous adoption of the SDGs itself represents a triumph of global collaboration, serving as a catalyst for joint efforts to address the most pressing global challenges of our time. The 2030 Agenda represents a commitment for future cooperation between allies and adversaries alike. At a time of ongoing conflicts around the world, advancing ...
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Deepa Mehta stirs up controversy again with new film 10.2.2016 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us

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Where to put 3,000 new gas wells in Southwest Colorado? 10.2.2016 Durango Herald
For some, it’s obvious: Why wouldn’t you meticulously plan the location of a predicted 3,000 new oil and gas wells to protect natural lands like Mesa Verde National Park and Phil’s World mountain bike trails? For others, it’s merely a tactic to delay the inevitable.A Master Leasing Plan doesn’t sound...
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Here’s how Hillary Clinton’s campaign is downplaying her loss in New Hampshire 10.2.2016 Boston Globe: Latest
Here’s how Hillary Clinton’s campaign is downplaying her loss in New Hampshire
The Other Fires of Ferguson: The "Flint" of St. Louis 10.2.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Next door to Ferguson, the town of Bridgton, Missouri is about to become another symbol of a system that fails the most vulnerable citizens who fall through the cracks of economic and racial disparities. While the political fight for justice for people of color still rages in our local municipalities, the ravages of toxic waste on the health of those too poor to relocate or have a place at the power tables is costing more precious lives The thousands of tons of radioactive waste in the Westlake landfill are contaminating the air, the groundwater and the trees of the area. The toxic nuclear waste originated in the 1940s and 50s when Mallinckrodt Chemical Works processed uranium for nuclear weapons. This waste was illegally dumped in the landfill in 1973 and has been polluting the waters of Cold Water Creek and the playgrounds where children have been swimming and playing for generations. You can read more about the situation here: These toxic waters will contaminate the Missouri River, make their way ...
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California farmers reap record sales in record drought 10.2.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A new state report shows California farmers reaping record sales despite the epic drought, thriving even as city-dwellers have been forced to conserve water, household wells have run dry and fish have died. California’s 76,400 farms recorded $53.5 billion in sales in 2014, the year Gov. Jerry Brown declared the state […]
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California farmers reap record sales in record drought 10.2.2016 Yahoo: Top Stories
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A new state report shows California farmers reaping record sales despite the epic drought, thriving even as city-dwellers have been forced to conserve water, household wells have run dry and fish have ...
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LGBT Group Is Well On Its Way To Raising Enough Money To Buy Anti-Gay Church 10.2.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
A New York advocacy group dedicated to homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) teens has succeeded in raising $200,000 toward purchasing a church known for its extremely homophobic views at auction.  In January, the Ali Forney Center launched an online fundraiser in an effort to secure the ATLAH World Missionary Church, which is located in New York's Harlem neighborhood, as housing for its homeless clients. By Feb. 8, Ali Forney Center officials indicated on the campaign's website that they had met their goal of $200,000.    The Ali Forney Center's Excutive Director and Founder, Carl Siciliano, praised the campaign's "extraordinary" success in a statement on the group's website. "We have been overwhelmed with support and encouragement and now have the opportunity to turn a place that has promoted hatred and violence into a safe space for LGBT homeless youth," he wrote. "Could there be a more just outcome to the ATLAH foreclosure than that the young LGBT people most endangered by the hatred ...
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California farmers reap record sales in record drought 10.2.2016 AP Business
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- A new state report shows California farmers reaping record sales despite the epic drought, thriving even as city-dwellers have been forced to conserve water, household wells have run dry and fish have died....
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Here Are the First Oculus Rift-Ready PCs You Can Buy 10.2.2016 Wired Top Stories
VR is coming for your PC. And it's not ...
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What Happens to a U.S. State When It Perpetuates Child Neglect? So Far, Nothing. 9.2.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
At the end of 2014, 75% of all cases (the national estimate of all victims was 702,000) of maltreatment in the nation were due to child neglect, understood as raising children in unsafe living conditions. Federal legislation and state child welfare agencies define physical child neglect as the omission of vital and appropriate sustenance provisions, thus failing to provide a sufficient and acceptable level of care. Government entities have stated at a minimum, child abuse and neglect is "an act or failure to act which presents an imminent risk of serious harm." U.S. society has accepted the notion that parents who neglect their children are ill equipped to protect them from harmful situations. Hence, neglectful parents face dire consequences for their inability to appropriately care for their children, oftentimes resulting in the removal of children from their homes primarily because their parents were unable to provide the necessities our society has agreed upon are essential- food, safe living ...
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A Serious Response Is Needed, But Let's Not "Wage War" on Zika 9.2.2016 Commondreams.org Views
Susan Sered

The emergence and spread of the Zika virus is worrisome on many levels: it highlights the impact of global warming on the spread of infectious and mosquito-borne diseases and the reality that the poorest families in Brazil and other countries disproportionately bear the burdens of global warming.

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10 Things to Know Before You Get a Great Dane 9.2.2016 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
This post appeared first on Savvy Scot . My beautiful Great Dane Napoleon has been with us for 18 months now, and in an attempt to see how to keep him happy and healthy, I have learned quite a bit that I wanted to share if you are considering a giant breed. They are huge I know, duh. He was so tiny as a puppy he fit in my motorcycle pannier to go home, but he is now as the entire motorcycle. The average height of a Great Dane is around 90cm, 180cm if they stand, and the average weight is 120lb. That is a small adult! Think about it when it is time to go on a road trip or take the plane... Most hotels, restaurants, malls.. won't have them, so they need a temporary home while you are away. They drool. A lot. Napoleon drools on the floor as he naps, which can be cleaned easily. But he also loves to show his affection by drooling all over me. All your clothes are stained in a matter of minutes, and if they lick your arms, you are good to go wash as well. They think they are small. Little Napoleon seems to ...
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