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Empowering Rural Women, One Loan At A Time

Julie Abrahamsen Cornell | Posted 10.14.2014 | Impact
Julie Abrahamsen Cornell

It is a bright, warm morning in rural southern Peru where women are streaming into the San Bernabe Health Center. As they enter, they are greeted warmly by the center's staff, then either head to the second floor to the bank, or remain on the ground floor to see one of several healthcare providers.

Breaking Bread for Peace: Conflict Kitchen and Cultural Food Diplomacy

Vanessa Thevathasan | Posted 09.29.2014 | Impact
Vanessa Thevathasan

Food is one of the oldest forms of exchange, with yet untapped recognition to deliver social conflict transformation.

The Source: Every Cup of Coffee Tells a Story

Dark Rye | Posted 09.29.2014 | Taste
Dark Rye

The journey from crop to cup has so much potential to go wrong, which is why Daniel and Allegro's work is so important.

The Power of Books to Change the World

Kyle Zimmer | Posted 09.22.2014 | Impact
Kyle Zimmer

If we needed another call to action regarding the transformative power of education - on individual lives and the world we live in - here it is. In ...

Dynamite Doesn't Stop Peru's Narcos

Posted 09.22.2014 | World

PICHARI, Peru (AP) - The dynamiting of clandestine airstrips by Peruvian security forces in the world's No. 1 coca-growing valley cuts into profits bu...

Climate Change This Week: Energy Efficiency Saves Trillions, US Birds at Risk, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 09.20.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Looking above at recent temperature anomalies, much of the U.S. is experiencing well above normal warmer temperatures; the eastern Pacific warm spot continues to prevent much rain from reaching California, sending it into further drought.

Deaths in Peru Show the Need to Protect Land Rights of Local Communities

Marie Clarke Brill | Posted 09.19.2014 | Impact
Marie Clarke Brill

Unfortunately, this problem is by no means limited to Peru. Poor communities in many countries around the world are being kicked off their land, often to be replaced by large agri-business projects that cause environmental damage and bring little or no benefits to the local area.

Experts Follow Sole Survivor To Deserted Massacre Site

AP | RODRIGO ABD and FRANKLIN BRICENO | Posted 09.19.2014 | World

PACCHA, Peru (AP) — This remote hamlet on fertile Andean slopes beside the Apurimac river has been a ghost town for three decades, inhabited only by...

From Peru to the World: Ensuring a New Climate Change Framework that is Gender-Responsive

Lorena Aguilar | Posted 09.19.2014 | DC
Lorena Aguilar

Peru, the world will be watching you, you have in your hands the opportunity to propel action that will have an impact in the lives of millions of women around the world.

Climate Change This Week: Solar Jobs Rise, So Does Global Heat, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 09.16.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Looking above at recent temperature anomalies, the jet stream has once again wobbled down into the US, bringing unusually cool but refreshing weather to much of the US as California and Alaska bake.

A Guide to Exploring the Amazon

Jacada Travel | Posted 09.11.2014 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Evoking images of verdant rainforest, isolated tribes and abundant wildlife, the Amazon brings out the intrepid traveller in many of us. But, as this huge wilderness spans across nine countries, it's hard to know how to accomplish the Amazon journey you've been longing for.

A Zero Emissions Manifesto for the Climate Justice Movement

Tom Weis | Posted 09.11.2014 | Green
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Tom Weis

Top military experts and government institutions like the U.S. Department of Defense and National Intelligence Council warn that climate destabilization threatens our national security, yet global emissions just keep going up.

8 Under-The-Radar Foodie Cities

U.S. News Travel | Posted 09.09.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

The lesser-known dining scenes below are ambitious and unconventional, they're buzzing with new and noteworthy chefs, and they're diverse and unexpected.

Globalization and Interconnectedness: A Global Grocery Story for Education

Sriya Chakravarti | Posted 09.08.2014 | Education
Sriya Chakravarti

For centuries, we as a race have been migrating to different lands, exchanging goods, services and ideas to improve our lives. "With globalization our interconnectedness and interdependence have grown."

Vladimir Putin, BRICS Bank and Eclipse of South American Idealism

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics
Nikolas Kozloff

South American political elites seem to have jettisoned much of the high minded left idealism of past years in favor of crass economic interests. In a somewhat outlandish turn of events, Brazil has embraced Vladimir Putin, a figure who has desperately sought to end his country's political and diplomatic isolation.

Joran Van Der Sloot Moved To Remote Peruvian Prison

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 08.28.2014 | Crime

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Joran van der Sloot, the prime suspect in the 2005 disappearance of U.S. teen Natalee Holloway, has been moved to a remote Peruvia...

Haunted: A Talk With Randy Wayne White

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 10.18.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Randy Wayne White is a New York Times best-selling novelist of crime fiction and non-fiction and the writer of a television documentary. He's perhaps best known for his 21 Doc Ford novels and his most recent Hannah Smith series.

The Comeback Kids: 5 Former Danger Zones That Are Ready for Travel

Gogobot | Posted 10.13.2014 | Travel
Gogobot

Travel warnings and restrictions are a traveler's worst nightmare, and a sobering reminder that the world is a complicated place, but you can take solace in knowing that a once-dangerous area can make a comeback.

When Shamans Meet

John B. Alexander, Ph.D. | Posted 10.12.2014 | Weird News
John B. Alexander, Ph.D.

For centuries, indigenous people have incorporated shamans as an integral part of their societies. When accepted by their tribes these shamans play multiple roles. One important function is that of healers.

The Elusive Road to Peace in Colombia

Daniel Wagner | Posted 10.12.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Colombian President Santos staked his job on finalizing a peace agreement with the FARC guerrillas. Voters rewarded him with a mandate in June's run-off election, giving him a decisive victory over right-wing challenger Oscar Zuluaga.

Climate Change This Week: Mega Methane, Tidal Power, and More

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 10.10.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Jan 16 2014 How unusua...

Off the Beaten Menu: 8 Regional Foods Worth Traveling For

Gogobot | Posted 10.07.2014 | Taste
Gogobot

By all means, try pasta when you are Italy, steak in Argentina, and sushi in Japan, but after you finish, dig a little deeper and try some of these regional specialties that don't have much world-wide fame.

Climate Change This Week: The Jet Stream Run Amok, Cheap Wind and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 10.02.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a daily effect on weather, worldwide.

Uncontacted Tribe Emerges From Rainforest After 'Violent Attacks'

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 08.01.2014 | World

A previously uncontacted tribe has emerged from the jungles of Brazil suffering from flu and saying they've been shot at, according to reports. Foo...

A New Beginning for Amputees and the Visually Impaired in South America

Jeff Peterson | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Jeff Peterson

I have never done anything like this in my life. On a whim, I decided to defer my MD/PhD program to volunteer in Bolivia. I was hoping to make at least a small difference in someone's life.