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Climate Change This Week: Warming Accelerating, US Utilities Going Green, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.23.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Censoring South Florida Sea Level Rise - maybe state employees aren't allowed ...

First Patient Diagnosed With Ebola In Liberia After 2 Week Hiatus

AP | Posted 03.20.2015 | World

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — A patient has tested positive for Ebola in Liberia's capital, officials said Friday, deflating hopes that the West African ...

Communities May Be Key to Stopping Rape in Liberia

Karin Landgren | Posted 03.18.2015 | World
Karin Landgren

I strongly encourage Liberia to hold a nationwide discussion about the devastating effects of rape. Ultimately, the shocking rape numbers will not be reduced without major community mobilization across the country.

Liberia Releases Last Ebola Patient

AP | Posted 03.05.2015 | World

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia released its last Ebola patient, a 58-year old English teacher, from a treatment center in the capital on Thursday,...

Ebola: We Take Care to Keep You Safe

Lucy Carrigan | Posted 03.05.2015 | Impact
Lucy Carrigan

If you were to ask me what my lasting impression was of the people I met in Sierra Leone and Liberia, who have been leading the fight to combat the spread of Ebola it would be this: Courage. Incredibly tenacious, indefatigable, compassionate courage.

The Ebola Plague: African Heroes and Martyrs

Kwei Quartey | Posted 03.04.2015 | World
Kwei Quartey

During the height of the Ebola panic, nurse Kacie Hickox, who cared for Ebola victims in Sierra Leone, was forcibly quarantined in New Jersey on her return to the United States. Said a friend and former classmate, "She's really concerned about her colleagues coming back to the U.S. after her."

Jesus and the International Currency Exchange Traders in the Temple

Stan Duncan | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics
Stan Duncan

Midway through Lent, pretty much every year, we clergy types have to look once again at an extremely odd story of Jesus taking a whip to the "Money Changers" in the Temple in Jerusalem.

Liberia To End Ebola Curfew, Open Land Border Crossings

AP | By JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEH | Posted 02.20.2015 | World

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's president on Friday ordered officials to lift an overnight curfew put in place six months ago to fight the Ebola ...

Liberia Schools Reopen With Increased Ebola Precautions

AP | JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEH | Posted 02.17.2015 | Impact

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Students in Liberia began returning to the classroom Monday after a six-month closure during the Ebola epidemic that left t...

I Was a Black Power Fugitive

Oral Fixation | Posted 02.19.2015 | Black Voices
Oral Fixation

The summer of 1969 was the hottest of my life. After the call for black power, I and many activists were facing even more intensive attacks as J. Edgar Hoover's strategy for "counterinsurgency" unfolded.

These Photos Show Liberia's Hope And Relief As Ebola Wanes

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 02.04.2015 | World

The Ebola outbreak that wreaked havoc in west African countries over the past year is finally showing signs of receding. The number of new Ebola ca...

Liberia: Only 5 People Being Treated For Ebola

AP | JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEH | Posted 03.28.2015 | World

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia said Monday that there are currently only five confirmed cases of Ebola in the entire country — a dramatic turnar...

One Small Step for Me Can Be a Giant Leap for Another

BRAC | Posted 03.25.2015 | Impact
BRAC

Out of the blue it struck me -- why did somebody else have to take the first step for me? I could help this innocent child. Her successful future could be a reality if I had the courage to take a first step.

As Ebola Slows, UN Builds Treatment Clinics Despite Criticism That It 'Makes No Sense'

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 01.23.2015 | Impact

Liberia may be winning its war against Ebola, but ongoing construction on new patient treatment centers has left some discontented. "It just makes ...

Building a Stronger Liberia After Ebola

Karin Landgren | Posted 03.22.2015 | World
Karin Landgren

At this juncture, Liberia must address the factors that made it possible for Ebola to spread so quickly -- including the deep mistrust among Liberians, weakly-functioning social services, poor accountability and an overly centralized government.

Electricity: The Stuff of Dreams

Robert A. Freling | Posted 03.18.2015 | World
Robert A. Freling

Several promising vaccines for Ebola could become available in the coming months. But how will these vaccines be stored at their required temperatures in parts of Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone where electricity supply is limited or non-existent?

Liberia Aims To Be Ebola-Free By End Of February

Reuters | Posted 03.17.2015 | World

MONROVIA, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Liberia, one of the three West African countries worst hit by Ebola, could be free of the virus by the end of next mont...

Ebola Killed Every Mother In This Village

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 01.23.2015 | World

One small town in Liberia has been so badly ravaged by Ebola that every single child has been left without his or her mother. The tragedy in the vi...

Ebola: How Quickly We Forget

Kwei Quartey | Posted 03.12.2015 | Politics
Kwei Quartey

As we begin a new year, we often discard the less important memories of the preceding year, but some events should never be forgotten. Remember Ebola?

Why Mobilizing Communities Is Crucial in the Fight Against Ebola

Raymond C. Offenheiser | Posted 03.11.2015 | Impact
Raymond C. Offenheiser

Progress in the fight against Ebola has been made. Cases seem to be falling in Liberia, and -- critically -- more medical staff and treatment beds are in place across all three affected countries. But some of the main reasons why Ebola continues to spread have yet to change.

Prayers For Our Children For The New Year

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 03.04.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

In a world rife with war, religious, racial, gender, sectarian, and political strife, when so many children lack safety, enough food, shelter, health care, and education and suffer unthinkable losses of parents to disease, violence, and war, I hope this New Year will bring adults closer to our common sense and moral responsibility for children's well being.

Number Of Reported Ebola Deaths In West Africa Rises To 7,905

AP | Posted 01.01.2015 | Healthy Living

BERLIN (AP) — The World Health Organization says the number of reported Ebola deaths in West Africa has risen to 7,905. The WHO says altogether s...

Local Liberian Communities Take Action

Joel Lamstein | Posted 02.23.2015 | World
Joel Lamstein

The fight against the Ebola epidemic is a critical global issue that has captivated the attention of the broader international community. It has been a decade since Liberia emerged from an extended civil war.r

My Four Heroes (Three Survived) of 2014

Millennium Campus Network | Posted 02.21.2015 | Impact
Millennium Campus Network

This fall I had an out of office email auto-reply on most days, traveling across Mexico, Azerbaijan, the United Arab Emirates, South Africa, and beyond to meet with youth leaders. Four millennials I connected with along the way define leadership for our generation.

Arthur Delaney

Lonely Senator Visits Liberia, Hopes To Remind America There's Still An Ebola Outbreak

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 12.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) traveled to the West African nation of Liberia this week, partly to remind the American people that an Ebola e...