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Ruth Bruland

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Ruth Bruland

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Executive Director - St. Vincent de Paul Village

Ruth Bruland is Executive Director of St. Vincent de Paul Village www.svdpv.org/  and a Vice President of Father Joe's Villages.  She began working with Father Joe's Villages in 1998, as Executive Director of Las Vegas' MASH Village.  Prior to that she was the founding director of an interfaith emergency shelter for families. ... Read more about Ruth Bruland

Henri Migala

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Henri Migala

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Director, International House at University of California, San Diego

International activities have included working for the UN World Health Organization (WHO) in Nepal (for polio eradication) and as an administrator for international non-profits. Humanitarian aid activities include maternal and child health, child survival, food security and food aid, water and sanitation, medical training, infectious disease, immunization, HIV/AIDS, and disaster relief and reconstruction in over 20 countries. ... Read more about Henri Migala

Resilient Cities 03: Geography and Demographics: Where are our Risks?

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Resilient Cities Team

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Study projects net increase in range and risk for malaria from climate change, though human factors still dominate

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Umair Irfan, E&E reporter
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Umair Irfan, E&E reporter

 

ClimateWire: Tuesday, February 4, 2014

As the climate changes, some parts of the world will become more hospitable to malaria, putting more people at risk, but large uncertainties still loom over the models making these forecasts, according to a new study.

Malaria is one of the most devastating vector-borne diseases in the world, surging at the intersection of temperature, rainfall, land use and human intervention (ClimateWire, Aug. 13, 2013). ... Read more about Study projects net increase in range and risk for malaria from climate change, though human factors still dominate

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A quarter of sharks and rays threatened with extinction

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Lynne Labanne
Devil ray having its gill rakers removed at a fishing port in Sri Lanka. The gill rakers of devil rays and closely related mantas are valuable for use in Chinese medicine. Photo: Sonja Fordham
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A quarter of the world’s sharks and rays are threatened with extinction according to The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™, with ray species found to be at a higher risk than sharks. The findings are part of the first ever global analysis of these species carried out by the IUCN Shark Specialist Group (SSG). ... Read more about A quarter of sharks and rays threatened with extinction

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World Economic Forum warns of dangers in growing inequality, extreme weather

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Ben Hirschler
Ereneio Dagami, who lost his house to Typhoon Haiyan, grates coconuts in the battered town of Catadman, in Eastern Samar province, central Philippines, Dec. 22, 2013. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
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* Ahead of Davos meeting, forum warns of "lost" generation

* Widening wealth gap ranked as top global risk in 2014

* Extreme weather next most likely cause of major shocks

* Threat of fiscal crises significant, but danger receding

By Ben Hirschler

LONDON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - A chronic gap between rich and poor is yawning wider, posing the biggest single risk to the world in 2014, even as economies in many countries start to recover, the World Economic Forum said on Thursday. ... Read more about World Economic Forum warns of dangers in growing inequality, extreme weather

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Obesity soars to 'alarming' levels in developing countries

Diplomatic Courier Recognizes Manjula Dissanayake on “99 Under 33”

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Kathryn Floyd
The 2013 list of the top 99 under 33
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WASHINGTON, DC:  The Diplomatic Courier and Young Professionals in Foreign Policyare pleased to announce that Manjula Dissanayake, Fellow, Ignite Good, has been recognized on ... Read more about Diplomatic Courier Recognizes Manjula Dissanayake on “99 Under 33”

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World Happiness Report 2013

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John Helliwell, richard layard and Jeffrey sachs
World Happiness Report 2013
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Table of ConTenTs 1. Introduction2. World Happiness: Trends, explanations and Distribution 3. Mental Illness and Unhappiness 4. The objective benefits of subjective Well-being 5. Restoring Virtue ethics in the Quest for Happiness 6. Using Well-being as a Guide to Policy7. The oeCD approach to Measuring subjective Well-being 8.

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