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Moonlight on the Mudflats

Moonlight on the Mudflats

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Two wonderful examples of ecotourism exist within a short drive of Kuching in Sarawak, Malaysia. Both are working in cooperation with the Great Orangutan Project to try to preserve and protect this endangered species from habitat destruction, poaching, and the black market trade in wildlife. …

The Junk Science Test

The Junk Science Test

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Susan Jacoby argues that there is a plethora of "junk thought" in our Age of American Unreason. I take that a step further and describe how this is leading to junk science. …

Radiation Exposure Primer

Radiation Exposure Primer

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Since the earthquake, Tsunami, and nuclear disaster in Japan there has been a lot of information floating around the Internet; some of it not very accurate. Although there is still very little information about the specific types of ionizing radiation coming from the Fukushima nuclear complex, there are some informed…

Report on Life in Sendai, Japan

Report on Life in Sendai, Japan

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Somehow at this time I realize from direct experience that there is indeed an enormous Cosmic evolutionary step that is occurring all over the world right at this moment. And somehow as I experience the events happening now in Japan, I can feel my heart opening very wide. My brother…

Online Tool for Gauging Sustainability in Corporate Operations

Online Tool for Gauging Sustainability in Corporate Operations

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The intersection of cloud-computing technology with sustainable development compliance is an idea whose time has come. This is a short description of a new web-based tool for GRI and AA1000 reporting. I also show how it applies to social business and products for the BOP. …

HERO Appeal

HERO Appeal

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Urgent appeal for support for a medical mission at a Tibetan Refugee camp in India from HERO Founder, Dr. Julie Williams. …

Free Trade or Fair Trade: That is the question

Free Trade or Fair Trade: That is the question

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Two important contributions to the discussion of free and fair trade and the nexus of trade and the environment are reviewed and summarized here. …

Poverty-Spot Tourism: An invitation from South India

Poverty-Spot Tourism: An invitation from South India

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SPEED Trust has formed an alliance with two additional organizations working with the destitute and disabled in Chennai: 1) the GRRC and, 2) LEED Trust to provide for a new form of tourism. They have jointly formed Human Trip India a consortium of local, reliable organizations, acting in…

Why no press coverage of the Giri Cyclone?

Why no press coverage of the Giri Cyclone?

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On October 22 a category 4 cyclone made landfall in the Arakan region of Myanmar [Burma]. With winds up to 120 mph, it destroyed 70 villages, 15,000 houses, 318 schools and 17,500 acres of agricultural lands in Myebon, Pauktaw, Kyaukpyu, and Minbya townships. Forty-five people are reported dead and…

Development Initiatives in Peru

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This is a short film that profiles the work of two remarkable women working in the Sacred Valley of Peru on Millenium Development Goals 1 (eradicate extreme poverty and hunger), 2 (achieve universal primary education) and 3 (enhance gender parity).

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