Daily Archives: October 22, 2010

Jessica Jackley: Poverty, money — and love

What do you think of people in poverty? Maybe what Jessica Jackley once did: “they” need “our” help, in the form of a few coins in a jar. The co-founder of Kiva.org talks about how her attitude changed — and … Continue reading

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The Return of Thomas Malthus

Rises in food prices and global population, especially among the middle classes in India and China, have brought renewed respect to the philosopher of demographic catastrophe, Thomas Robert Malthus. http://thecurrent.theatlantic.com/archives/2008/07/the-return-of-thomas-malthus.php

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Arctic Report Card 2010

Arctic Report Card: Update for 2010 – Tracking recent environmental changes, with 18 essays on different parts of the environment, by a team of 69 international authors, and supported by 176 scientific references. See http://www.arctic.noaa.gov/reportcard/ for details.

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Thai Flooding Is Called Worst in Decades

Devastating floods spreading from northeastern Thailand have left 17 people dead over the past two weeks as heavy rainfall has put entire villages underwater, destroyed crops and disrupted transportation and commerce. Thailand’s relatively well-organized government services appeared to have been caught … Continue reading

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Global Development: An Excellent Website

The global development website is a partnership between the Guardian and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The foundation is dedicated to bringing innovations in health and development to the global community. http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development

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