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Need Health Care in Rural Areas? There's a Drone for That

The Conversation Africa | Posted 11.12.2015 | Technology
The Conversation Africa

The use of drones for military situations is increasingly being adapted for peaceful purposes. It is to be hoped that these constructive uses will come to dominate their use in the future.

People Who Plant: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 09.03.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

From Oakland, California to Busia, Kenya, many of our grantees this week are planting gardens and educating their communities about nutritious food, organic gardening and permaculture principles. We are honored to give $1000 seed grants to the following projects all over the world.

Three Months Later: Rural Survival in Post-Earthquake Nepal -- the Achham Model of Durable Healthcare

Duncan Maru | Posted 07.28.2015 | Impact
Duncan Maru

Among the over 8,700 victims of the earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25, 2015, the vast majority of them were living in rural areas.

It's Not Just About the Money: To Change the World We Must Change Ourselves

Kanayo F. Nwanze | Posted 07.13.2015 | World
Kanayo F. Nwanze

Let us remember that not all commitments are measured in dollars. True, to save ourselves, our future and our planet, we need major resources, both public and private.

Going Back to Indiana: With Two Cheers for Its Gun-Toting Gals!

Peter Schwartz | Posted 05.31.2015 | Politics
Peter Schwartz

If only this beautiful vision were true. Social research survey data from mainstream polling organizations tells us, over and over again, that women represent approximately 10 percent of the nation's gun-owning population.

Compassion Around the World: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.11.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Just over two years ago The Pollination Project started a daily giving practice, making daily $1000 grants to social change visionaries around the world.

After Ebola: Why Rural Development Matters in a Time of Crisis

Kanayo F. Nwanze | Posted 03.28.2015 | World
Kanayo F. Nwanze

United Nations Special Envoy Dr. David Nabarro said the spread of Ebola in West Africa was finally slowing down as a result of changes in burial practices and other behaviors that had previously driven the outbreak.

Substance Abuse in Rural Communities-Challenges and Opportunities

Hannah Preston-Pita | Posted 02.09.2015 | Hawaii
Hannah Preston-Pita

There is a lot space and a tremendous amount of natural beauty on Hawai'i Island. But despite all of the magnificence that surrounds us on the Big Island we face daunting challenges in making sure that those we serve get what they need.

Clean Power Plan a Win All-Around

Bill Richardson | Posted 02.08.2015 | Green
Bill Richardson

By embracing the fight against climate change, we can help make the United States a leader in clean energy jobs and economic opportunity, as well as environmental protection.

Fighting Child Hunger in Coos Bay, Oregon

Robyn Johnson | Posted 12.28.2014 | Impact
Robyn Johnson

I've come to Coos Bay to ride-along on a rural summer meals distribution route with Coos Bay School District. The school district received a $5000 grant from Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon to expand access to summer meals.

Life-Changing Mini-Marts in Northern Kenya

Barry Segal | Posted 12.14.2014 | Impact
Barry Segal

This is a guest post by Kathleen Colson, founder and CEO of The BOMA Project, a partner of Segal Family Foundation. On September 19, Ntiriswa Lesurku...

Berkshire Grown: A Case Study of an Organization Vital in Creating a Local Food System in Western Massachusetts

Rafi Bildner | Posted 05.05.2014 | Green
Rafi Bildner

Before I started farming, I had little idea that non-profits like Berkshire Grown existed all over the nation, supporting small farms in ways that, unfortunately, state and federal governments are currently not set up to do.

It's Time to Reform Farm Support

OECD | Posted 03.04.2014 | Business

Global food demand is rising so fast that farmers are beginning to have trouble keeping up. Projected world population growth, coupled with the new eating habits of a rising middle class, are likely to continue putting pressure on prices and boosting farm income levels for years to come.

5 Reasons You're Spoiled by Your Small Town Childhood

Nicole Patterson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Good News
Nicole Patterson

Being home always reminds me why I'm so spoiled to grow up in a small town. Now, before you freak out and get mad that I'm dissing small town life, it's not what you think it is. I promise.

Care Team Redesign: High Plains Community Health Center

Tom Strong | Posted 12.14.2013 | Impact
Tom Strong

How a rural clinic in Colorado might just be the model for health care reform In the early 2000s, High Plains Community Health Center in Lamar, Colo....

Making Sure Health Care Reaches Everyone, Everywhere

Riders for Health | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Riders for Health

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgThey saw piles of motorcycles, rusting behind health centres. These were the very vehicles that would be saving lives.

Jungle Beat #1: Who We Are

Barbara Fahs | Posted 11.30.2013 | Hawaii
Barbara Fahs

How many others live in the jungles north, west and south of town? That's a matter of speculation because many of these souls want to remain anonymous.

It's Time to Reform Farm Support

Ken Ash | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Ken Ash

'Business as usual' is not an option either if the global food and agriculture system is to meet the planet's food, feed and fuel needs amidst competing demands for water, land and biodiversity resources and the uncertain impacts of climate change.

Historic Demographic Change Revealed

AP | HOPE YEN and HANNAH DREIER | Posted 08.13.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON — Living in a rural Nevada town, Moe Royels recalls a more bustling time years ago when retirees poured in to enjoy the warm desert c...

Jason Linkins

Despite 'Buckwild's' Ignominious End, Reality Television May Not Be Done With Ridiculing Rural Americans | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.10.2013 | Entertainment

MTV's "Jersey Shore in Appalachia" reality series "Buckwild" had a very brief and very unhappy lifecycle. It launched amid censure from critics and la...

Jason Linkins

'Buckwild' Is What Happens When People Stop Being Polite And Start Producing Poverty Voyeurism | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.10.2013 | Politics

"Buckwild," the West Virginia-centered MTV reality show that's been compared to both "Jersey Shore" and "Jackass," is set for its second airing tonigh...

Series on Women Changing the World: Mercy Annapoorni, India

Elly Pradervand | Posted 02.22.2013 | Impact
Elly Pradervand

When we last spoke with our laureate, Mercy Annapoorni, she was busy empowering 6,000 rural women from the Virudhunagar and Sivakasi regions of Tamil ...

One of the Dramatic Issues Not Being Discussed by the Presidential Candidates

Jeffrey P. Colin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jeffrey P. Colin

Hundreds of thousands of people live without power, safe water, or sanitation, as an ongoing reality. Unfortunately, no cries for immediate action arise.

The End of Cities: The Coming 'Great Rural Migration'

Stephen Estes | Posted 11.26.2012 | Los Angeles
Stephen Estes

If the benefits of living in a city are diminished because the Internet brings access to the world to you, then why deal with the high real estate prices, traffic, crime, pollution and difficulty of living alongside millions of other people?

Kadia, This Is for You...

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 05.08.2012 | World
Kumi Naidoo

We must accept that after decades of struggle led by the women movement, injustice perpetuated against women for no other reason than their gender remains.