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Climate Change: Expect the Unexpected

Lorena Aguilar | Posted 06.13.2014 | Green
Lorena Aguilar

In the past few weeks, three different events/situations have kept me wondering about how climate change is impacting our lives in ways we cannot even imagine.

Honeybees Protecting Humanity

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 05.31.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Quite simply, humans cannot live without honeybees, yet these remarkably complex creatures can easily exist without our species. Currently, honeybees are dying by the tens of billions around the globe.

Taking Action to Ban Nuclear Weapons

Jody Williams | Posted 04.13.2014 | Impact
Jody Williams

With decades of research behind us, we now know that there are long-term environmental, developmental and health consequences to nuclear weapons as well.

Mother & Child Plant PEACE in the Holy Land

Roots of Peace | Posted 11.19.2013 | Impact
Roots of Peace

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgDaniel Yuval, age 11, took a trip to Northern Israel to enjoy the rare sight of snow in Israel. Little did they know that a trip of joy would turn into a nightmare.

Footsteps of a Mother -- One Woman's Journey to Bring Peace to the Holy Land

Roots of Peace | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Roots of Peace

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgI'm often asked what drives my work in the Middle East. I do it because I am a mother.

Raising Hope for Syrian Refugees in Jordan Through the World's Most Popular Sport

Merissa Khurma | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Merissa Khurma

Football (soccer); the world's most popular sport has found its way to the world's second largest refugee camp in Za'atari; providing at risk young Syrians with an enjoyable outlet and helping them cope with the hardship of displacement and the psychological trauma of conflict.

Remove a Mine, Change a Life -- Thu's Story

Roots of Peace | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Roots of Peace

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpg In the case of Thu, who lost both of his hands when his rake struck a bomb left over from the Vietnam War, just the act of moving his plow back and forth takes skill and concentration.

The War Against Landmines Goes On

Apopo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Apopo

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpg APOPO uses existing demining technology as well as its innovative Mine Detection Rats (MDRs) to fulfill its mission of a mine free world.

What Does 83 Mean to You?

Roots of Peace | Posted 11.30.2013 | Impact
Roots of Peace

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpg We're turning mines to vines that truly build roots of peace by making farmland usable again.

Number One... With a Bullet

Turk Pipkin | Posted 11.03.2013 | Politics
Turk Pipkin

While we debate our nation's role as the enforcers of the proper morality of war and weapons of mass destruction, it might serve us to remember that our commitments - and lack of commitments - to global peace greatly help shape our image and standing in the world.

Media Move On -- But Mali's Misery Remains

David Tereshchuk | Posted 09.09.2013 | Media
David Tereshchuk

The emergency that recently drew the world's eyes to Mali, that largely arid and desperately poor country stretching from the Sahara Desert southward to the Niger River, has now left its prime position in the West's news media, but enormous humanitarian challenges remain.

'Lend Your Leg' To Push For Landmine Ban

Posted 04.04.2013 | Impact

By Windy Borman, TakePart What do United States students holding painted prostheses, a flash mob in Germany, an 11K race in Colombia, a concert i...

The Killing Fields of Today: Cambodia's Landmine Problem Rages On

Michaela Haas | Posted 06.02.2013 | Impact
Michaela Haas

On April 4, 2013, the world will mark the 8th annual United Nations International Day of Mine Awareness, a global observance designed to grow the movement to ban anti-personnel landmines, promote disarmament and clearance, and provide victim services.

Landmine Activist Raises Awareness For Injured Elephants Through Film

TakePart | Posted 02.08.2013 | Impact

Every year, between 4,000 to 5,000 people are killed or maimed by landmines. Approximately, 72 percent of the casualties are civilians, and 30 to 40 p...

The Dog That Stood in a Landmine Field, and the Cow With the Saddest Eyes

Rym Tina Ghazal | Posted 12.19.2012 | Green
Rym Tina Ghazal

Not long ago, there were people who feared the camera, believing it to be 'a tool of the devil.' They feared this 'evil instrument' that captures and ...

Is American Gun Culture Compatible With a Modern Civil Society?

Zaman Stanizai | Posted 09.25.2012 | Home
Zaman Stanizai

In respect to gun ownership, we fall off the chart in every standard-setting category for a modern society. Our civilians pay the price as our laws empower the criminals. How long must we bury our heads in the sand and deny ourselves the decency of a 21st-century civil society?

Hungry People In A Deadly Land

Jean-François Lepetit | Posted 09.04.2012 | Impact
Jean-François Lepetit

We are painfully aware of one cruel, ironic fact of the Sahel food crisis: many acres of fertile fields are littered with landmines and explosive remnants of war, rendering them too dangerous for seeding.

President Obama: Join the Treaty to Ban Landmines

Human Rights Watch | Posted 06.04.2012 | World
Human Rights Watch

The United States should act on its recent condemnation of Syria's use of antipersonnel landmines by joining the international ban on these weapons.

Nepal's Landmine Victims Struggle For Compensation

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 04.03.2012 | World

Tulasi Pariyar was 8-years-old when she ran into a minefield to rescue a goat. Tulasi lost a leg in the accident and her family had to use all of thei...

WATCH: Teen Uses Piano To Invent Landmine Detector

Posted 04.03.2012 | Teen

Meet Marian Bechtel. She's a 17-year-old pianist, scientist, 2012 Intel Talent Search finalist, and passionate anti-war activist. Oh, and a normal hig...

Libya: Good Start on Landmine Destruction

Human Rights Watch | Posted 05.26.2012 | World
Human Rights Watch

(Tripoli) – Libya’s first steps to destroy its vast stockpile of landmines are a positive development, and the demolitions should continue...

Syria: Army Planting Banned Landmines

Human Rights Watch | Posted 05.14.2012 | World
Human Rights Watch

Multiple accounts by witnesses appear to confirm that the Syrian army has planted landmines near its border with Turkey in 2012.

LOOK: Cambodia's 'Perfect Soldiers' Wait To Maim

Posted 01.30.2012 | World

The January 2012 issue of National Geographic features a fascinating article on Cambodia's continuing struggle to clear the millions of landmines plac...

PHOTOS: Meticulous Removal Of Land Mines

Posted 01.18.2012 | World

Past conflicts between Ecuador and Peru have left the landscape dotted with mines, and their removal is risky business. This important job is done by ...

An Army of Giant Rats Unearths Peace in Africa

John Converse Townsend | Posted 02.05.2012 | Impact
John Converse Townsend

It takes a true visionary to see a Buddhist monk deploying a pack of giant rats as the solution to the devastating danger posed by landmines.