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After 3 Years Of Drought, A Starving Madagascar Teeters On The Brink Of 'Catastrophe'

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 10.25.2016 | World

Even in good years, hunger is rife in Madagascar. More than 90 percent of its population lives below the poverty line, and nearly half of the country...

The Importance of Children's Theater

Cara Joy David | Posted 08.16.2016 | Arts
Cara Joy David

I write a post every year about children's theater because I really believe in children's theater. I hear a lot about the cost of theater, the cost of...

Climate Change This Week: Fossil Fuels Are Costing the US & World, Raising Royalties, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.06.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Saving BUB, Beautiful Unique Biodiversity, as in this cool leafy gecko from...

Two Boys With The Same Birth Story Will Live Vastly Different Lives

The Huffington Post | LaurenWeber | Posted 06.30.2016 | Politics

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar -- Miranto is 5 years old. He proudly wears his school uniform, a blue smock, along with Mickey Mouse sneakers and a tilted b...

Netflix Kids Show Will Teach Children About Evils Of Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | Posted 06.17.2016 | Entertainment

If you've been worried that there isn't an easy enough way to help your kids understand the thorny issues of overt racism championed by presumptive Re...

Visiting the Avenue of the Baobabs, Madagascar

Annelise McBride | Posted 06.03.2016 | Travel
Annelise McBride

Traveling in Madagascar will thicken your skin and earn you a very large, very cold beer at the end of your trip. There are so many sites to visit, al...

Climate Change This Week: Tragic Drought in Africa & India, New Clean Power Strides, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.02.2016 | Green
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Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Saving the BB: the beautiful biodiversity like this scarlet macaw found in Latin A...

How lessons from past extinctions can help save Madagascar's lemurs

The Conversation Africa | Posted 05.24.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

Sarah Federman, Yale University It is common knowledge that the world faces an historic threat to biodiversity and natural species everywhere. This t...

Don't Let This 'Cute' Video Fool You -- Lemurs Should Not Be Pets

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 04.27.2016 | Green

A viral video of a lemur appearing to demand a back scratch had the Internet collectively cooing with awe this week, but a conservation group says the...

Exhaustive Lemur Family Tree Sheds New Light On These Rare Primates

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 04.25.2016 | Science

A team of scientists in New York has crunched the data to build the most complete family tree yet for lemurs, a group of wide-eyed primates found only...

How I'm Using My Dream Vacation: To Save An Animal From Extinction in 24 Hours

CrowdRise | Posted 03.29.2016 | Impact

Mike is in Madagascar as part of CrowdRise's 24-Hour Impact Project. He has 24-hours to raise $10,000 to help save the Greater Bamboo Lemur. This is h...

Mother And Calf Of Elusive Whale Species Frolic In New Video

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 03.05.2016 | Science

Elusive whales living near Madagascar swim to and fro in beautiful footage newly released by a biologist with the New England Aquarium. Dr. Salvatore ...

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...

A New Global Party

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 12.21.2015 | World
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

The Drama Of Albania is not an exclusive representation of today's miserable quality of governance and leadership in the Balkan republic, but a depict...

Africa's Most Beautiful Beaches

The Conversation Africa | Posted 12.14.2015 | Travel
The Conversation Africa

Africa has some of the best beaches in the world. Tourists will be flocking to them soon as those in the southern hemisphere take summer holidays and those from the north look for ways to escape their winter. So where are Africa's top beaches?

Happy Birthday, Ben Stiller! Our Favorite Quotes From the Actor and Director

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 11.30.2015 | Entertainment
Jeryl Brunner

On November 30, Ben Stiller turns 50.He fell in love with performing when he was just a kid.

My Madagascar Odyssey

Pat Waak | Posted 11.12.2015 | Travel
Pat Waak

I would be dishonest if I did not admit that my husband and I started on this journey without more than a little trepidation. Madagascar was not on our "bucket list."

No Good Deed -- Cattle, the French, and Getting PNG'ed from Madagascar

ADST | Posted 10.26.2016 | World

While U.S. diplomatic missions attempt to build relationships with the nations in which they maintain embassies, these relationships don't always work out. Sometimes, diplomats are PNG'ed or declared persona non grata - a nice way of saying they've been kicked out of the country.

One Trick Made These Animal Photos Look Totally 3D

The Huffington Post | Eliza Sankar-Gorton | Posted 10.01.2015 | Science

If you like nature photos, you're going to love a gorgeous new series by French photographer Philippe Martin. The animals depicted in the photos--from...

Is It Okay To Eat A Pet Cat?

Hal Herzog | Posted 08.07.2016 | Science
Hal Herzog

A recent study published in the journal Anthrozoos suggests there are surprising cultural differences in attitudes towards eating pets, in this case, cats.

Malagasy Citizen

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 07.01.2016 | Entertainment
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

World leaders must change the course of history and the focus of their modus operandi or leave room for new leadership with alternative horizons. Africa must gain visibility and increasing importance in twenty-first century Earth.

The Farmers and Food System Leaders of Tomorrow

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 06.04.2016 | Impact
Danielle Nierenberg

Young people are the farmers and food system leaders of tomorrow. According to the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), young people are increasingly abandoning agriculture and rural areas in search of better prospects, which makes creating opportunities for young people to contribute to their agricultural communities an urgent need.

China's Growing Global Military Presence: Walk Softly and Carry a Small Stick

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.13.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

The alarm bells that are ringing among various governments and in the press with respect to China's growing global military presence are overdone.

WCS at 120: Celebrating a 12-Decade Commitment to Protecting Wild Places

Dr. Cristián Samper | Posted 06.27.2015 | Green
Dr. Cristián Samper

It is perhaps fitting that the 120th anniversary of WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) this week coincides with the establishment of three new marine parks in Madagascar. Since its founding 12 decades ago, WCS has dedicated itself to the protection of wildlife and wild places.

A World of Kindness: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 04.06.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

I have the privilege of making seed grants to social change leaders around the world. Here are the extraordinary people and projects that our community of givers supported this week.