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Croatia: Explore This Beautiful Country's Dalmatian Coast

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 02.09.2015 | Travel
InternationalLiving.com

Most of Croatia's coast is along the historic Dalmatian region -- a place that perfectly meshes Italian and Eastern European inspirations in architecture, food, and even language.

Online Education, With Great Investment, Can Provide Extraordinary Opportunities for Students and Faculty

James Goldgeier | Posted 02.08.2015 | College
James Goldgeier

In recent months, news has emerged from universities around the country indicating that a significant level of skepticism remains about online education.

4 Truths About Water and Sanitation

Lisa Schechtman | Posted 02.04.2015 | Politics
Lisa Schechtman

Right now, one-third of the world's population lives without a decent toilet. One in ten people doesn't have access to safe drinking water. Without these, even basic handwashing can be beyond reach.

Big Banks Propping Up Dirty Coal Industry to the Tune of $89 Billion

Justin Guay | Posted 02.04.2015 | Green
Justin Guay

After nearly destroying the global financial system, big international banks are yet again undermining international stability, this time by underwriting the coal industry's devastating effect on climate disruption and human health.

"Reformed" or Not, Corporate Handouts in Trade Agreements Are as Dangerous as Ever

Courtenay Lewis | Posted 02.04.2015 | Business
Courtenay Lewis

It's not too late -- the EU, U.S. and Canada should eliminate corporate-empowering rules from trade agreements rather than falsely claim that the rules have been "reformed" for the better.

From the Editors: How 800 Huffington Post Colleagues Work Together Worldwide

Sebastian Matthes | Posted 02.03.2015 | World
Sebastian Matthes

We live in a time of international crisis and conflict: from the European financial crisis, which is robbing millions of young people of their future, to the conflict with Russia and finally to the bloody rise of ISIS. All this is dominating the news coverage worldwide. But the Huffington Post does not only want to report about dramatic developments. Our goal is a global network, with editors and thousands of bloggers who address topics which move people in their everyday lives. And this network continues to grow more and more.

International Cheetah Day Is December 4th

Dr. Laurie Marker | Posted 02.02.2015 | Green
Dr. Laurie Marker

The first step in solving any problem is recognizing it exists. From CCF, I began International Cheetah Day in cooperation with the World Conservation Union (IUCN) four years ago as a way to bring awareness to the plight of the cheetah, as Africa's most endangered big cat.

Holiday Season Brings Big Developments for International Coal Financing

Justin Guay | Posted 02.01.2015 | Green
Justin Guay

While Japan and Ex-Im are considering pouring even more money into a coal industry that's on its last legs, all the signs show the smart money is going toward renewables. That's something to be thankful for.

Climate Meeting in Lima: Setting Key Direction for New International Agreement

Jake Schmidt | Posted 01.31.2015 | Green
Jake Schmidt

The new agreement will be centered on several key issues including: (a) new emissions reduction targets that countries will commit to implement; (b) investments to support developing countries in their efforts to address climate change; and (c) tools to ensure that countries meet their commitments.

Kate Sheppard

U.S. Climate Negotiator Says Optimism Is Rising As Lima Talks Approach

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Buoyed by the recent United States-China climate deal, the top climate negotiator for the U.S. said Monday that he's optimistic headin...

African Youth Launch New Alliance Against Gender Violence

Randal Mason | Posted 01.24.2015 | Impact
Randal Mason

There were eight of them from Botswana, the DRC, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Uganda. Changu had worked in a women's shelter. Brian used sports to teach alternatives to violence.

The Words We Need to Ban to Help End Violence Against Women

Natalie Pace | Posted 01.23.2015 | Women
Natalie Pace

It's time to break the cycle of violence, which is often codified in church doctrines, even here, even now. And part of breaking that cycle of violence, particularly this week, is to accept the challenge to eliminate violence against women from our speech.

The World's First Rural Feed-In Tariff?

Justin Guay | Posted 01.21.2015 | Green
Justin Guay

What an RFIT does is adapt the principles that made feed-in tariffs (FITs) wildly successful in Germany and other parts of the world -- including certainty for investors and early stage support for nascent clean energy markets -- to a radically different operating environment.

Artists as Global Citizens

Lane Harwell | Posted 01.19.2015 | Arts
Lane Harwell

An opportunity for our artists and arts institutions to lead, globally, is to approach their identity and creation of art holistically and with intention--to be global citizens

Where Angels Fear to Tread: LGBTQ Safe Travel Guide

Dane Steele Green | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dane Steele Green

Like any self-respecting gay man, I find the idea of going back into the closet, even for a weeklong vacation, is, at the very least, galling. That being said, if you are going to a destination known to get more than a little 'phobic, there are a few elementary precautions you should take.

Despite Crackdown, Indian Courts Side With Public Health, Against Coal

Justin Guay | Posted 01.14.2015 | Green
Justin Guay

This week's court decision shows that India's democracy is indeed robust. The system of checks and balances, of which the courts are a part, is capable of surviving harsh political environments and delivering justice.

China's Reforms: Law Without Rights or Law Without Substance?

Ryan Mitchell | Posted 01.12.2015 | World
Ryan Mitchell

For two reasons, we should be cautiously optimistic that despite the problems he will run into in implementing the new reforms, Xi's administration now at least intends meaningful progress towards something Western scholars and professionals would recognize as "law."

Netanyahu Is a National Security Risk -- And Washington Knows It

Adil E. Shamoo | Posted 01.10.2015 | Politics
Adil E. Shamoo

Once a taboo subject in Washington, the value of the U.S.-Israeli alliance has increasingly come under scrutiny among even leading members of the foreign policy establishment.

The Key to Countering Violent Extremism

Alaa Murabit | Posted 01.10.2015 | World
Alaa Murabit

Despite their relative lack of formal political and economic authority, women are vital to conflict resolution and sustainable peace building worldwide.

Adapting to the New Way of Leadership Through Innovative Learning Programs

Austin Schneider | Posted 01.08.2015 | Business
Austin Schneider

By tailoring learning and development programs to fit the needs of the millennial generation, organizations are likely to see dramatic increases in performance and engagement. That is a very good thing, because I believe millennials have amazing capabilities.

Working For Humanity

Kieran McConville | Posted 01.05.2015 | Impact
Kieran McConville

For those on the front line it's a difficult, and potentially deadly, task. The body of an Ebola victim can be highly contagious in the hours after death.

Travel Tips: Customs and Immigration

Sonia Gil | Posted 01.03.2015 | Travel
Sonia Gil

Attention international travelers! I know... going abroad can be nerve-racking. Do you need a passport? A visa? What about immigration?? Customs?!

For Post-2015, International Community Should Focus on Enabling Sustainable Development

Ulysses Smith | Posted 12.28.2014 | World
Ulysses Smith

It is time for the international community to roll up its sleeves and get to the business of deciding the world's new development agenda, known as the Post-2015 Agenda, the successor to the Millennium Development Goals which expire at the end of next year.

The 16 Best International Restaurant Chains, Ranked

Thrillist | Posted 12.28.2014 | Taste
Thrillist

You probably haven't seen any of these hugely popular international chains.

Five Principles for Taming the Wild West of Beyond the Grid Clean Energy Policy

Justin Guay | Posted 12.27.2014 | Green
Justin Guay

Right now, clean energy access providers are getting hit both coming and going. Their competitors -- fossil fuel companies -- are highly subsidized, but clean energy companies are taxed.