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U.S. Climate Negotiator Says Optimism Is Rising As Lima Talks Approach

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Buoyed by the recent United States-China climate deal, the top climate negotiator for the U.S. said Monday that he's optimistic headin...

African Youth Launch New Alliance Against Gender Violence

Randal Mason | Posted 11.25.2014 | Impact
Randal Mason

There were eight of them from Botswana, the DRC, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Uganda. Changu had worked in a women's shelter. Brian used sports to teach alternatives to violence.

The Words We Need to Ban to Help End Violence Against Women

Natalie Pace | Posted 11.24.2014 | Women
Natalie Pace

It's time to break the cycle of violence, which is often codified in church doctrines, even here, even now. And part of breaking that cycle of violence, particularly this week, is to accept the challenge to eliminate violence against women from our speech.

The World's First Rural Feed-In Tariff?

Justin Guay | Posted 11.24.2014 | Green
Justin Guay

What an RFIT does is adapt the principles that made feed-in tariffs (FITs) wildly successful in Germany and other parts of the world -- including certainty for investors and early stage support for nascent clean energy markets -- to a radically different operating environment.

Artists as Global Citizens

Lane Harwell | Posted 11.19.2014 | Arts
Lane Harwell

An opportunity for our artists and arts institutions to lead, globally, is to approach their identity and creation of art holistically and with intention--to be global citizens

Where Angels Fear to Tread: LGBTQ Safe Travel Guide

Dane Steele Green | Posted 11.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Dane Steele Green

Like any self-respecting gay man, I find the idea of going back into the closet, even for a weeklong vacation, is, at the very least, galling. That being said, if you are going to a destination known to get more than a little 'phobic, there are a few elementary precautions you should take.

Despite Crackdown, Indian Courts Side With Public Health, Against Coal

Justin Guay | Posted 11.15.2014 | Green
Justin Guay

This week's court decision shows that India's democracy is indeed robust. The system of checks and balances, of which the courts are a part, is capable of surviving harsh political environments and delivering justice.

China's Reforms: Law Without Rights or Law Without Substance?

Ryan Mitchell | Posted 11.12.2014 | World
Ryan Mitchell

For two reasons, we should be cautiously optimistic that despite the problems he will run into in implementing the new reforms, Xi's administration now at least intends meaningful progress towards something Western scholars and professionals would recognize as "law."

Netanyahu Is a National Security Risk -- And Washington Knows It

Adil E. Shamoo | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics
Adil E. Shamoo

Once a taboo subject in Washington, the value of the U.S.-Israeli alliance has increasingly come under scrutiny among even leading members of the foreign policy establishment.

The Key to Countering Violent Extremism

Alaa Murabit | Posted 11.10.2014 | World
Alaa Murabit

Despite their relative lack of formal political and economic authority, women are vital to conflict resolution and sustainable peace building worldwide.

Adapting to the New Way of Leadership Through Innovative Learning Programs

Austin Schneider | Posted 11.08.2014 | Business
Austin Schneider

By tailoring learning and development programs to fit the needs of the millennial generation, organizations are likely to see dramatic increases in performance and engagement. That is a very good thing, because I believe millennials have amazing capabilities.

Working For Humanity

Kieran McConville | Posted 11.05.2014 | Impact
Kieran McConville

For those on the front line it's a difficult, and potentially deadly, task. The body of an Ebola victim can be highly contagious in the hours after death.

Travel Tips: Customs and Immigration

Sonia Gil | Posted 11.03.2014 | Travel
Sonia Gil

Attention international travelers! I know... going abroad can be nerve-racking. Do you need a passport? A visa? What about immigration?? Customs?!

For Post-2015, International Community Should Focus on Enabling Sustainable Development

Ulysses Smith | Posted 10.29.2014 | World
Ulysses Smith

It is time for the international community to roll up its sleeves and get to the business of deciding the world's new development agenda, known as the Post-2015 Agenda, the successor to the Millennium Development Goals which expire at the end of next year.

The 16 Best International Restaurant Chains, Ranked

Thrillist | Posted 10.28.2014 | Taste
Thrillist

You probably haven't seen any of these hugely popular international chains.

Five Principles for Taming the Wild West of Beyond the Grid Clean Energy Policy

Justin Guay | Posted 10.27.2014 | Green
Justin Guay

Right now, clean energy access providers are getting hit both coming and going. Their competitors -- fossil fuel companies -- are highly subsidized, but clean energy companies are taxed.

Families Speak on How Hosting International Students Changed Their Lives

Carol J. Carter | Posted 10.24.2014 | Impact
Carol J. Carter

To be expected, it takes some time for the international students to adapt to their new surroundings, but hosts Brian and Raina say they largely face the same challenges that all parents of teenagers face: go to bed, get up, clean your room, get organized.

Millions in New Investment Cap Record Year for Beyond the Grid Solar Markets

Justin Guay | Posted 10.23.2014 | Green
Justin Guay

The undisclosed amount of new funding from Energy Investment Tech will go toward building 200 micropower plants in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, which will provide energy to over three million people in 6,000 villages.

Travel Tips: Why You Need a U.S. Passport Card

Sonia Gil | Posted 10.22.2014 | Travel
Sonia Gil

One of our biggest concerns when we travel abroad is how to keep our passports safe. Do we keep it in our hotel room? What do we do when we need to carry it with us? Luckily, I recently came across a new alternative that can solve this traveler's dilemma.

Lost and (Surprisingly) Found: 75% Of Lost Cash Returned To Owners in Tokyo

Charli James | Posted 10.20.2014 | World
Charli James

What's behind this Japanese propensity to turn things in instead of keeping them for themselves? Is Japan just an intrinsically moral country?

Are U.S. Taxpayer Dollars Supporting Coal Industry Human Rights Violations Overseas?

Justin Guay | Posted 10.20.2014 | Green
Justin Guay

For years, reports of human rights, indigenous rights, labor, and environmental violations have plagued Sasan and its owner, Indian company Reliance Power, and the U.S. government are partly to blame.

Will the Export-Import Bank's Office of the Inspector General Ignore Human Rights Violations?

Justin Guay | Posted 10.17.2014 | Green
Justin Guay

Sudarshan Rajak disappeared under suspicious circumstances after protesting the relocation of families for Reliance Power's 4,000-megawatt Sasan coal project in Singrauli, India.

The Time Has Come for Girls to Take a Stand Worldwide

Millennium Campus Network | Posted 10.15.2014 | College
Millennium Campus Network

While Oct. 11 acted as a reminder of the inequalities faced by girls, with each day that passes this movement is growing in momentum and front lining the fight against sexism.

7 Perspectives From International Princeton Students

Sam Maron | Posted 10.14.2014 | College
Sam Maron

While it is important to be well-read and keep up with the news, it can be equally important to make sure the news stories mean something to you personally.

Will a Dirty Coal Plant in Kosovo Spoil the Clean Energy Record of Dr. Kim and World Bank?

Justin Guay | Posted 10.14.2014 | Green
Justin Guay

For the fourth year in a row, the World Bank's investments are coal-free. But the real test of the strength of this commitment will come when the bank decides whether or not to fund the Kosovo C coal-fired power plant in Kosovo.