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Climate Change This Week: The New Coal, Hot Water, Clean Energy Justice, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.04.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. When we harm forests, we harm ourselves. Unique Giraffe Beetle, another bi...

The American Zika Virus Threat: What You Need to Know

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.29.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Zika virus (Zv) infects people via daytime mosquitoes carrying it, and rarely via sex with infected partners. Mosquitoes can bite infected people and then bite others, transmitting Zv to new people.

Nonprofit CEO Shares Lesson He Learned Working With Bolivian Women

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 01.22.2016 | Business

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How to Shop the World's Best Markets Like a Pro

Spot | Posted 01.26.2016 | Travel
Spot

There's perhaps no better way to get to know a place than by logging time in its markets, swapping stories with the vendors, and running your hands over items filled with heritage and history.

Disappearance Of Bolivia's 2nd-Largest Lake Has Displaced Hundreds, If Not Thousands

AP | Jade Walker | Posted 01.21.2016 | World

UNTAVI, Bolivia (AP) — Overturned fishing skiffs lie abandoned on the shores of what was Bolivia's second-largest lake. Beetles dine on ...

Fair Trade Cocaine

Violeta Ayala | Posted 01.13.2016 | Latino Voices
Violeta Ayala

The drug war brought violence to Latin America, but let me tell you it's also brought opportunity and created a way to escape a system of deeply-ingrained poverty for hundreds of thousands of people.

The Heartbreaking Truth About Travel

Alyssa Ramos | Posted 12.30.2015 | Travel
Alyssa Ramos

Why am I heartbroken? I didn't end a relationship or lose someone I love. I didn't find out the person I like cheated on me or is in love with someone else. So why on Earth do I feel so sad about going home? It took a few glasses of wine, but I think now I know why.

Message to Bernie: Stop Frittering Away Your Political Revolution

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 11.28.2015 | Politics
Nikolas Kozloff

After an energetic and dynamic summer, the Bernie Sanders campaign seems to have stalled.

Climate Change This Week: One Degree Closer to Catastrophe, the Clean Surge, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.30.2015 | Green
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Mary Ellen Harte

Last time we checked, global warming and climate change still exist for the same reasons as before. Sustained public pressure will now be needed to force politicians to take the next critical actions on climate.

The Road to Sorata

Saleem Ahmed | Posted 11.12.2015 | Travel
Saleem Ahmed

As this is my first entry on Huffington Post, I would like to briefly introduce myself and my intentions for this blog. My name is Saleem Ahmed, and I...

Women Explorers: Annie Smith Peck

Lorie Karnath | Posted 10.20.2015 | Women
Lorie Karnath

In 1895, Annie became only the third woman to ascend the Swiss Matterhorn, and the first to do this in trousers under a long tunic rather than the unwieldy skirts of the day.

Girl Children Everywhere Deserve the World

Cindy Jones-Nyland | Posted 10.12.2015 | Impact
Cindy Jones-Nyland

I'd like to celebrate girls as they reach for their greatest ambitions. But let's keep in mind the 62 million girls who aren't in school, and let's all do what we can do to become part of the solution. Change starts when each of us makes a commitment to creating better circumstances for our global community.

Why Is Financial Inclusion so High on the Development Agenda?

Tilman Ehrbeck | Posted 09.28.2015 | Impact
Tilman Ehrbeck

In the sustainable development priorities for the next 15 years adopted by heads of states in New York this week, the United Nations has highlighted financial inclusion as an important enabler for poorer households in the informal economies of the global south to increase resilience and better capture opportunities.

Climate Change This Week: Preserving Biodiversity, Solar Origami, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 09.22.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Froggy Ice Pop? Freezing boreal life is the norm for this live Alaskan wood frog, w...

Operation Naked King: U.S. Secretly Targeted Bolivia's Evo Morales In Drug Sting

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 09.15.2015 | Politics

The United States has secretly indicted top officials connected to the government of Bolivian President Evo Morales for their alleged invol...

Climate Change: A Genocide Driver, Solar Scores Again, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 09.15.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

New data, with help from Google, illustrate unprecedented -- and until now, largely overlooked -- forest loss in Southeast Asia and West Africa, among other hotspots.

A Picked Pocket: A Piqued Perspective

Tamar Honig | Posted 07.27.2015 | Travel
Tamar Honig

I feel a forceful tugging at my hand and before I have time to register the shock of being robbed, the pickpocket hastily disappears into the crowds and I am dashing right after him. I can hear myself shouting, alternating in Spanish and English, pleading for someone to stop him.

Brazil's Gun Violence Problem Is 'Made in Brazil'

Robert Muggah | Posted 07.20.2015 | World
Robert Muggah

According to military and civil police records, 3,989 firearms were collected in the first five months of 2015. Of these, roughly 80 percent were handguns.

What It's Really Like To Travel Within The 'Papal Bubble'

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 07.15.2015 | Religion

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Why 'Laudato Si' Should be on the Reading List of Every CEO

Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI | Posted 07.15.2015 | Business
Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI

Upon reading the much anticipated Papal Encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si', I found myself immediately looking for ways to get it into the hands of the CEOs I know. As I see it, the Pope's messages for business leaders are as follows.

Pope's Apology For Imperialism Foreshadows Upcoming Canonization Of Junipero Serra

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.10.2015 | Religion

(RNS) If Pope Francis’ powerful denunciation of the global economic system was the heart of his talk to Bolivians on Thursday (July 9), hi...

Pope To Prisoners: I Am A Man 'Who Was Saved From His Many Sins'

Associated Press | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.10.2015 | Religion

SANTA CRUZ, Bolivia (AP) - Pope Francis urged inmates at Bolivia's notoriously violent Palmasola prison to not despair on Friday as he wrapped up his...

Pope Francis Reaches Out To Bolivia's Poor Workers

The Associated Press | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 07.09.2015 | Religion

SANTA CRUZ, Bolivia (AP) — Pope Francis reached the halfway mark of his South American pilgrimage Thursday, celebrating his first Mass in Boliv...

Pope Francis, Meet Bolivia's Pachamama

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 07.08.2015 | Religion

As Pope Francis arrives in Bolivia on Wednesday, he’ll encounter a country where indigenous gods and religious beliefs are holding their ground. ...

How Moving To Bolivia Saved Our Retirement

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 07.08.2015 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

Nestled in an Andean valley at 6,000 feet, the Bolivian city of Tarija is truly one of South America's great undiscovered gems. You'll find colonial architecture, a near-perfect Mediterranean climate, and vineyards outside town stretching to the horizon. It's also one of the most affordable cities in the Americas.