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When Travel Goes Bad: Death in Africa

Richard Bangs | Posted 07.08.2013 | Travel
Richard Bangs

While scouting for the first descent of the Baro River in Ethiopia, a tributary of the White Nile, I heard about a Peace Corps volunteer, Bill Olsen, 25, a recent graduate of Cornell, who decided to take a dip in the river at Gambella, a village near the South Sudan border.

Social Good Stars: LinkedIn's Meg Garlinghouse

Amy Neumann | Posted 03.25.2012 | Impact
Amy Neumann

This is the fifth installment of the Impact series, #SocialGoodStars. The people highlighted here are passionate, dedicated philanthropists, strengths...

Massive Peace Corp Pullout Following Wave Of Violence

AP | FREDDY CUEVAS and ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON | Posted 03.19.2012 | World

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — The U.S. government's decision to pull out all its Peace Corps volunteers from Honduras for safety reasons is yet anothe...

Edible Landscaping To Feed The Homeless This Summer

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.27.2011 | Denver

All summer long, Grow Local Colorado, a group of volunteers dedicated to growing local food and sustainable communities, will be transforming our nei...

Renewable Energy Expert Steve Smith Mitigates Conflicts in Congo, Rwanda, Sudan

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Multi-tasking is de rigueur these days, so it comes as no surprise that renewable energy expert and conflict resolution specialist Steve Smith has his hands full. His specialty comes from years of practice.