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PHOTOS: 10 Volunteer Vacations For Adventurers

AFAR | Posted 05.07.2012 | Travel

From helping rebuild earthquake-damaged communities to working on Meerkat-conservation efforts, volunteer vacation opportunities abound.

Micro Chameleons Are Cute -- and Threatened: Want to Help Them?

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.01.2012 | Science
Mary Ellen Harte

I get frustrated watching nature shows or reading about fascinating habitats that I know are becoming increasingly threatened, with no mention about how threatened they are, and much less (and more importantly) how we can help personally.

All That Glitters Ends Up on the Curb: Lessons From Zero Waste Families

Janice Harper | Posted 04.24.2012 | Green
Janice Harper

I once lived in a rainforest in Madagascar. When I asked where to dump the garbage, my new neighbors looked at each other with those faces that say, "Is she for real? What's a garbage?"

Smallest Chameleon -- 1-Inch-Long -- Found On Madagascar

Posted 02.17.2012 | Weird News

This chameleon hardly needs to hide from any natural enemies -- it's so small, they could hardly see it. With an average adult length of a little m...

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: From Pom-Poms To Primates: Mireya Mayor Talks Womanhood And Science | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 02.10.2012 | Science

2012-02-09-Screenshot20120209at5.00.32PM.jpgI first met Mireya Mayor a few weeks ago when she was the keynote speaker at this incredible science convention. We really hit it off, so I invited her to come chat with me over coffee.

My Life in the One Percent

Janice Harper | Posted 02.29.2012 | Impact
Janice Harper

We all want to be better people, yet when given the chance to do so, we often stumble over our own desires and interests and end up even more generous to ourselves.

Astoria Characters: The Sister to the World's Women

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 02.05.2012 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Maureen McGowan is the director of Handcrafting Justice, a Sisters of Good Shepherd project that sells handmade goods made by impoverished women in the developing world. This is no mom-and-pop charity.

Season's Blessings From Madagascar (Video)

Michal Shapiro | Posted 01.23.2012 | Arts
Michal Shapiro

The song is about not wallowing in your problems. Is it right for the holidays or what?

Searching for Beauty in Haiti

Philippa P.B. Hughes | Posted 01.09.2012 | Arts
Philippa P.B. Hughes

I attended the Transculturel Forum of contemporary art in Haiti a little over a month ago. This program brought artists from around the world (Madagas...

UN: Sanctions on Madagascar Causing Hunger

AP | Posted 09.21.2011 | World

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar -- A U.N. food official says international sanctions against the government of Madagascar's coup leader have left half of the...

Dozens Of Reportedly Abused Maids Flown Home From Lebanon

Yahoo! News || Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ANTANANARIVO (AFP) -- Madagascar's government early Thursday flew home 86 women domestic workers from Lebanon who had been subjected to abuse, amid co...

Obama's Unfinished Business

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel Wagner

Obama's slow-and-steady approach to foreign political crises has resulted in the continuation of political limbo for Honduras, Madagascar, the Ivory Coast and now, potentially Egypt.

Andrew Zimmern Finds The Most Bizarre Food Ever, And The Limit Of His Appetite

Andrew Zimmern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Andrew Zimmern

Ten thousand miles from my home I find myself confronted with an inner monologue I thought I would never find: would I eat human flesh? What a question.

Madagascar Coup Announced As Military Group Claims Takeover

AP | LOVASA RABARY-RAKOTONDRAVONY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar — A group of military officers revolted Wednesday as Madagascar held a referendum on a new constitution that calls for ...

Is Africa Losing its Taste for Democracy?

John McCauley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John McCauley

The recent failed election in Cote d'Ivoire, which has generated competing claims to the presidency and a high risk of return to widespread violence, is the latest in a series of electoral setbacks in sub-Saharan Africa.

Why Madagascar Matters

Susan Zakin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Susan Zakin

Madagascar's story is a chess game between the French and the Americans, who have been vying for influence for the past decade. Per usual, the real losers are the people, who have been plunged into unimaginable suffering.

Orphans International Worldwide Unveils New Website for Sponsoring Kids - Including Haiti

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Orphans International Worldwide (OIWW) unveiled its new website, the third since its founding in 1999. I created the first, which was indeed primitiv...

Reclaiming the Sword: 50 Years Later, a Brief Account of Africa's Road to Independence

Olusegun Obasanjo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Olusegun Obasanjo

Next week, President Barack Obama will host a three-day forum for young African leaders to mark the fact that 17 African countries are celebrating 50 years of independence from colonial rule.

Madagascar Bird EXTINCT: Water Bird Not Seen In 25 Years

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

GENEVA — Alien fish species and nylon nets have forced the extinction of a water bird in Madagascar, a conservation group said Wednesday. The f...

Bastille Day Celebrations In Paris (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Proud Parisians celebrated this year's Bastille Day in spectacular style, with a military parade and fireworks display -- but the event was not withou...

Man Against Nature is Man Against Man

Valerie Tarico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Valerie Tarico

In recent years I've found myself interested in one story to the exclusion of all others: the grand story of a universe, and a small blue planet, and her transient fabric of life.

Madagascar: West Knows Best

Valerie Tarico | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Valerie Tarico

Even people who hate colonialism recognize that we have information worth sharing. How can we ensure that the ideas being promoted are the best we have to offer?

Reza Pakravan Bikes Himalayas To Raise Money For Schools In Madagascar

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Over a year ago, Reza Pakravan, a credit risk analyst living in London, spent three weeks on a volunteer trip with UK-based nonprofit Azafady in Madag...

Madagascar's Illegal Tortoise Trade Is Devastating The Species

Scientific American | John Platt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Armed bands of poachers are illegally collecting Madagascar's radiated tortoise (Astrochelys radiata) by the truckload for the lucrative pet and meat ...

Movie Review: How To Train Your Dragon

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Like the least of the Dreamworks films, Dragon suffers from a shortage of jokes. But it has a strong enough story and animation to keep kids fascinated and even adults occupied.