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Posts published in December 2012

Mapping Project Aims to Restore The Great Lakes, Cut Restoration Costs

Nestled between the Canadian-United States border rests the largest surface freshwater system in the world. The Great Lakes hold nearly 20 percent of the Earth’s surface freshwater. Yet with increasing degradation, this highly important water source continues to battle an influx of invasive species, contamination from…

On the Cusp of Change: The Future of Africa’s Working Women

Last week the Rwandan President Paul Kagame spoke out about the importance of self-sustaining economic growth in 2013. The withdrawal of certain charitable aids from the country came after Kagame criticized reliance upon international organizations. The President declared that “this (headquarter) initiative is aimed at showcasing…

America’s Gun Culture: A Revolution on the Horizon?

American history is steeped in gun lore. From Jamestown to the settlers of the American plains, from the Wild West to the Minutemen of the Revolutionary War, much of the American historical memory seems to contain a shared romanticization of firearms. Long before the right to…

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