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Introducing Polar Bear Week

(0) Comments | Posted November 12, 2012 | 11:21 AM

Observing a polar bear in the wild is like watching a grand mythology unfold before your eyes: the backdrop of the Canadian arctic, the vast stretches of barren tundra and sea ice, the frigid, crisp winds howling and this incredibly wise and majestic creature surviving in a frozen and unforgiving...

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WATCH: Gorillas of Rwanda: 98.6 Percent Human

(2) Comments | Posted April 25, 2011 | 6:35 PM

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Not long ago, I went on a fact finding mission to Rwanda to better understand the horrific genocide which ravaged that country 17 years ago. While I was there, I had the opportunity to come up close with a family of Gorillas. They...

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On Bob Marley's Birthday, a Look at Rita Marley's Selfless Work in Ghana

(3) Comments | Posted February 4, 2011 | 5:00 PM

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Nana Afua Adobea (Rita Marley) in Konkonuru, Ghana
Photo credit: Rachel Samuel, Explore.org

All over the world, the Marley name has become synonymous with reggae music, rastafari, Jamaica and the ideals of love, hope, justice and unity. As devotees of the Marley...

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The Spirit of King's Teachings as Seen in the Lives of the Selfless

(0) Comments | Posted January 17, 2011 | 1:43 PM

As many in America reflect on the teachings of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. this week there will be talk of his selfless work, his incredible speeches, the social and political impact of his legacy, and how America would be viewed by him today.

Still a prominent voice cited...

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Homeboy Industries: One Good Reason Homicides in L.A. are Down

(8) Comments | Posted January 7, 2011 | 8:07 PM

Homicides in L.A. are at a 60-year low. While the police, politicians and pundits clamor for credit, I'd like to remind everyone of the role being played by the many selfless people and organizations in the communities of Los Angeles.

Take the founder and leader of

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Hunted Tigers: The Fading Roar of Earth's Magical Feline

(0) Comments | Posted November 23, 2010 | 9:14 AM

This week 13 countries convene to discuss the fate of the tiger. One of the most beautiful, charismatic and iconic animals on earth, they are a dwindled species fighting for existence. Some experts estimate tigers will only survive in their natural, wild habitats for another 12 years after which point,...

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Fish Out of Water: Veterans Using Nature to Deal with the Pains of War

(2) Comments | Posted November 11, 2010 | 12:22 AM

War generates many casualties. Some, such as death and destruction, are visible to the naked eye while others fester just below the surface, in the minds and hearts of those touched by it. And it's the subtle pains of war that are often forgotten or overlooked by the masses yet,...

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