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New Troubles at the Gates of Virunga

(7) Comments | Posted April 27, 2014 | 2:13 PM

Oil exploration could be devastating to Africa's most iconic national park -- and its people.

The British company SOCO International has recently begun surveying for oil in Virunga National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site located in Africa's eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Virunga is home to a significant portion...

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My 40 Chances

(2) Comments | Posted June 18, 2013 | 6:32 PM

Each of us has about 40 chances to accomplish our goals in life. I learned this first through agriculture, because all farmers can expect to have about 40 growing seasons, giving them just 40 chances to improve on every harvest. I had an "aha moment" when I realized that this...

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Poor Farmers No Threat to U.S. Business

(11) Comments | Posted August 7, 2011 | 8:56 PM

The reasoning would almost be comical if it were not life-threatening to millions of people. James Henry, the Chairman of the USA Maritime coalition, recently expressed concern that poor farmers in less developed countries could threaten revenues of companies like ADM or Liberty Maritime Corp because of a...

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How Politics Is Threatening Real Progress in Afghanistan

(19) Comments | Posted April 5, 2011 | 9:01 AM

Sitting in Washington Dulles airport awaiting to board a flight to Dubai and then on to Afghanistan, I picked up the Washington Post and began reading about the very people I was on my way to visit: the Task Force for Business and Stability Operations led by Deputy Undersecretary of...

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Hometown Hunger USA

(617) Comments | Posted March 31, 2011 | 8:02 AM

The information just released by Feeding America paints a horrific picture -- the reality of hunger in America. According to the USDA, an estimated 50 million Americans are food insecure, including nearly 17 million children. It is morally reprehensible that millions of people in our own backyards and...

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