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Liar's Poker in Africa: How Hidden Agendas Drive the Politics of Fish in Mauritania

Till Bruckner | Posted 08.25.2015 | World
Till Bruckner

According to a recent World Bank study, fisheries make up one quarter of Mauritania's natural wealth, but the waters off the country in north-western Africa are being overfished. Foreign operators pull out the lion's share of the catch - sometimes legally, sometimes not; suspicions of corruption abound.

Here's Why The DMV Screws Up Your License Photo

The Huffington Post | Paul Gale | Posted 08.04.2015 | Comedy

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Greenpeace Calls for End of Private Fishing Deals in West Africa, Questions E.U. Food Security Claims

Till Bruckner | Posted 08.03.2015 | Green
Till Bruckner

Lawlessness at sea is a hot topic this summer, with the New York Times running an investigative series on the issue and the nascent Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI) beginning to pick up steam. Two experts from Greenpeace connected the dots for me and explained why we should care.

Unexpected Turn of Events

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 07.07.2015 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

I knew the day was going to be weird because I woke up fully rested and without my usual assortment of arthritic pains.

Study Shows Unlicensed Drivers Are The Most Hazerdous

AP | JULIE WATSON | Posted 01.17.2013 | Latino Voices

SAN DIEGO -- Immigrant advocates are welcoming a California study that found unlicensed drivers are the most hazardous motorists on the road, saying i...

Emerging Markets Ready for Cloud -- Including Paid Services

Robert Holleyman | Posted 09.17.2012 | Technology
Robert Holleyman

If you live in a developing economy and use a computer, then, likely as not, you also use cloud computing services at least some of the time -- although you might not understand those services to be "cloud computing."

Should Marriage Licenses be Renewable?

Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D. | Posted 01.25.2012 | Weddings
Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D.

I think we can all agree that we would like to see happier people and a lower divorce rate. What if every five years, you and your spouse could decide if you wanted to "re-up" or not?

Should City's Cyclists Be Licensed To Ride?

Posted 12.27.2011 | Chicago

Ald. Richard Mell (33rd) confronted Transportation Commissioner Gabe Klein during a budget hearing Wednesday about his frustrations with unsafe cyclin...

Iranian Women Take the Wheel

Turnstyle | Posted 08.17.2011 | World


Musicians May Be Owed BILLIONS In Unpaid Royalties

David Kusek | Posted 06.07.2011 | Arts
David Kusek

If you are a recording artist or a manager and have been distributing music on iTunes under a deal with one of the big record labels, pay attention. ...

APA Wants James Mitchell, Psychologist Who Helped CIA Torture, Stripped Of His License

AP | ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Psychologists in the United States have been warned by their professional group not to take part in torturing detainees in U.S....

CU Dental School In Violation Of Federal Drug Law?

The Denver Post | Kevin Vaughan and Jennifer Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The University of Colorado's dental school has for years allowed a dentist without an active state license to treat patients alongside students -- a s...

UK Spends Billions On Controversial High-Tech ID Cards, Forgets Card Readers

Crunch Gear | Devin Coldewey | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

This has to be one of the dumbest things I've heard in a long time. The UK has spent £4.4 billion ($6.6bn US) on a controversial high-tech National I...