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Posted: 2017-04-26 21:35:33
Amariyanna “Mari” Copeny stole our hearts after she wrote to President Barack Obama asking him to attend to the Flint water crisis in 2016. Now, she’s back to remind you...
Posted: 2017-04-26 20:59:29
Patagonia on Wednesday threatened to sue the White House over an executive order that instructs the Department of the Interior to review any national monuments designated since...
Posted: 2017-04-26 16:46:34
Ten years ago this week, a watershed event in animal cruelty captured the nation’s attention: the investigation of NFL quarterback Michael Vick for dog fighting. But looking back, the...
Posted: 2017-04-26 16:25:58
How Air Pollution Gets Into The Bloodstream And Damages The Heart
Inhaled nanoparticles like those pumped out in vehicle exhausts can work their way through the lungs and into the bloodstream where they can raise the risk of heart attack and stroke,...
Posted: 2017-04-26 15:39:46
Women Basically Ensure The Survival Of Their Communities In Rural Kenya
KILIFI COUNTY, Kenya ― Each morning before the heat rises, Kanze Kahindi sets out from her one-room hut near the village of Changojeni for a six-mile walk to the nearest small river. She returns...
Posted: 2017-04-26 13:47:58
In A Bold New Book, Earth Is Left Uninhabitable By War
Lidia Yuknavitch’s latest novel, The Book of Joan, pays homage to a figure who’s inspired the author since her Catholic upbringing: a woman and a martyr, Joan of Arc. In an interview...
Posted: 2017-04-26 03:27:53
Rabbit In Running To Be World's Largest Dies On United Flight
All eyes are on United Airlines again after a giant bunny died while “flying the friendly skies.” Annette Edwards, a giant-rabbit breeder, told TMZ that her 3-foot bunny, Simon, was...
Posted: 2017-04-25 22:52:38
Kenya's Last Northern White Rhino Joins Tinder
Like many guys using the Tinder dating app, Sudan loves the outdoors and travels widely. The catch: he’s the world’s last male white northern rhino and desperately needs...
Posted: 2017-04-25 22:11:56
Could This Plastic-Eating Caterpillar Be The Answer To Our Waste?
A type of parasitic larvae often bred as fishing bait may hold a key to reducing the world’s plastic waste, researchers say. Waxworms, which grow into the Galleria mellonella...
Posted: 2017-04-25 21:58:46
So Many Reasons To March This Saturday
The 100th day of Donald Trump’s presidency falls this Saturday (an occasion we’ll be marking with a giant march of resistance), but pundits already are labeling him as a do-nothing failure....

Posted: 2017-04-26 21:35:33
Amariyanna “Mari” Copeny stole our hearts after she wrote to President Barack Obama asking him to attend to the Flint water crisis in 2016. Now, she’s back to remind you...
Posted: 2017-04-26 21:09:13
A mom and Army veteran refused to acquiesce to public breastfeeding shaming. Avery Reukauf was nursing her 2-month-old son Wilder at the H&R Block on Fort Gordon Military Base when the manager...
Posted: 2017-04-26 20:15:04
Phoebe Kannisto and her six sons made their latest haircuts a true (and charitable) family affair after deciding to grow their hair out together and donate it. Kannisto’s oldest son, Andre,...
Posted: 2017-04-26 19:59:47
18 Adorable Mother's Day Gifts For Moms Who Love To Travel
Know a mom who’s always on the move? Luckily, there are plenty of Mother’s Day options to satisfy her wanderlust.  From practical options like luggage tags and travel journals...
Posted: 2017-04-26 19:56:17
This 14-Year-Old Cellist Is Making Her Mark In Classical Music
If you haven’t heard of Ifetayo Ali-Landing yet, you may soon. The 14-year-old cellist won first place in the 20th Annual Sphinx Competition’s junior division in February.   The...
Posted: 2017-04-26 17:53:27
18 Original Mother's Day Gifts For Moms Who Love To Cook
If you know a mom (or have a mom) who loves cooking, congratulations ― that’s a great friend (or mom!) to have. Cooking while parenting is no easy feat, so hats off to the parents who...
Posted: 2017-04-26 16:57:49
19 Mother's Day Gifts That Are Way Better Than Boring Ol' Flowers
Mother’s Day is fast approaching ― it’s May 14 ― but the good news is, you still have ample time to buy something special for your mom.  Below, 19 gifts to get the woman...
Posted: 2017-04-26 16:31:24
101-Year-Old Becomes Oldest Woman Ever To Win Gold In 100-Meter Race
A 101-year-old from Chandigarh, India, made history at the World Masters Games on Monday when she became the oldest woman ever to claim gold in the 100-meter dash.  Man Kaur completed...
Posted: 2017-04-26 15:46:01
'Little Activists' Clothing Line Fosters Social Awareness In Kids
A children’s clothing line is encouraging kids to develop a social awareness that leads to action.  In January, Kim Lieb and Tia Clarida launched Little Activists, a socially conscious...
Posted: 2017-04-26 14:45:32
Gregg Popovich Apparently Left A $5,000 Tip On A $800 Bill
San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich apparently left a $5,000 tip on a $815.73 bill last week at a restaurant close to the stadium of the team’s first-round playoffs opponent. A...


Posted: 2017-04-25 19:31:09
This is a guest post from Victor Bequignon, a member of the Brussels media team. From 26-27 May leaders will gather for the G7 in Taormina, Italy.  As holder of the presidency, the Italian government...
Posted: 2017-04-25 15:13:45
The broadcast journalist's stories shed light on sensitive topics, such as unwed teen mothers living in Muslim communities.
Posted: 2017-04-25 14:23:26
This blog was originally posted on the Frontline Health Workers Coalition Blog. To view the original, please go to their blog, here. Filumba, Judy, Bertha and Sule are protecting their communities...
Posted: 2017-04-24 15:50:53
This 19-year-old Syrian refugee is also an education activist!
More than 25 million children between 6 and 15 years old, or 22 percent of children in that age group, are missing out on school in conflict zones across 22 countries, UNICEF said today. “At...
Posted: 2017-04-24 13:07:45
This is how the world can innovate education
Because all students deserve the opportunity to learn no matter where they live.
Posted: 2017-04-20 16:50:53
Here are the 12 African game changers you need to know
Their influence extends far beyond the continent.
Posted: 2017-04-19 10:59:58
NairoBits: Empowering young women to succeed in Africa’s Silicon Savannah
They're aiming to ease the burden of poverty women and girls experience.
Posted: 2017-04-13 12:43:09
Rich countries criticised for using aid money to host refugees instead of tackling poverty
This new trend in spending is alarming.
Posted: 2017-04-13 09:41:18
3 things you need to know about aid in 2016
On Tuesday, the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) released the preliminary official development assistance (ODA) figures for 2016. These aid statistics are not as detailed as the final...
Posted: 2017-04-13 09:41:18
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Posted: 2017-04-24 21:02:04
It’s finally here! Giving Day is this Wednesday, April 26. It’s a time for us to all come together for a 24 hour period to raise awareness for our critical ... The post Your Ticket to Giving...
Posted: 2017-04-20 19:31:58
By Dena Howard, Service to the Armed Forces Director, American Red Cross Iowa Region By the time I was born, my father had already served our country for 8 years ... The post Home is Where the...
Posted: 2017-04-20 14:35:19
In just six short days, it will be American Red Cross Giving Day. Giving Day shines a light on the families we help and the work of the Red Crossers ... The post Families Helping Families: A...
Posted: 2017-04-13 20:38:17
Become a Giving Day Ambassador: #Help1Family in 3 Steps
Red Cross Giving Day is only two weeks away, and while it is a 24 hour fundraising event, we’re calling on you to help us get the word out before ... The post Become a Giving Day Ambassador:...
Posted: 2017-04-10 21:55:37
A History of Service: The American Red Cross During World War I
When the United States officially entered the Great War on April 6, 1917, it had been raging in Europe since the summer of 1914. Bound by its government charter to ... The post A History of Service:...
Posted: 2017-04-06 17:07:07
“The Best Summer Job” – Q&A with a Red Cross Trained Lifeguard
What could be better than getting paid to spend the days of summer outside at the pool? While we could speculate, we wanted to hear from the source – so ... The post “The Best Summer Job”...
Posted: 2017-04-05 19:04:59
From Disaster Responder to Home Fire Survivor
Editor’s note: This post originally appeared on the American Red Cross Eastern Pennsylvania Region blog on March 9, 2017. Photos and story by volunteer Chris Peralta. The house was quiet...

Posted: 2017-04-25 20:32:00
New York City has announced an ambitious plan to extend universal preschool to 3 year olds. Mayor Bill de Blasio says the effort will expand on the city's current program for 4 year olds.
Posted: 2017-04-25 19:39:00
New York City's plan for universal preschool for 3-year-olds aligns with a growing body of research showing that the benefits of high-quality pre-K can persist for years.
Posted: 2017-04-25 04:02:00
It's the first time since 2008 that the federal government has released its assessment of U.S. eighth-graders in the arts. While there are some signs of progress, troubling achievement gaps remain.
Posted: 2017-04-23 11:09:00
Student Loans: You've Got Questions, We've Got Answers
Is trade school the ticket? Does the middle class have the worst debt woes? Listeners weigh in with burning student loan questions.
Posted: 2017-04-23 10:04:00
His Teacher Told Him He Wouldn't Go To College, Then He Did
African-American students with disabilities are disciplined far more and graduate far less than their counterparts, researchers say. What needs to change to help more succeed?
Posted: 2017-04-22 10:00:00
DeVos Meets With A Key Union Leader; The Supreme Court Hears A Voucher-Related Case
The Education Secretary tours schools with the head of the American Federation of Teachers, the controversy over Ann Coulter at UC Berkeley, and other highlights from the week in education.
Posted: 2017-04-21 09:41:00
Educators On A Hot Topic: Global Warming 101
Thousands of people will participate in Saturday's March for Science. We contacted three experts on teaching and climate change to ask how the event — and its aftermath — can help engage...
Posted: 2017-04-20 09:00:00
This Islamic School Helps Students Build Their American And Muslim Identity
The Al Fatih Academy in Virginia is one of about 270 Islamic schools in the U.S. The staff aim to give their students a well-rounded education and promote civic awareness.
Posted: 2017-04-19 15:49:00
A Theory To Better Understand Diversity, And Who Really Benefits
The business model for diversity teaches students about cultural preferences and how to avoid offense, but it is ill-equipped to unpack social group power dynamics.
Posted: 2017-04-19 10:00:00
Down With 8 A.M. Classes: Undergrads Learn Better Later In The Day, Study Finds
A recent study shows that college classes start too early for students' brains to be functioning at their best. Does that mean that high schools and middle schools also start too early?

Posted: 2017-04-26 12:06:24
Anti-mask laws vary by state. Berkeley didn’t unmask protesters in February, and some turned violent, In Alabama, protesters were forced to removed their masks.
Posted: 2017-04-25 23:13:39
Thousands of scientists and science enthusiasts took to the streets in Washington and around the world on Saturday to protest.
Posted: 2017-04-25 23:09:49
The plan would expand Mayor Bill de Blasio’s signature prekindergarten program slowly, starting in two districts, in the Bronx and Brooklyn, next year.
Posted: 2017-04-24 23:19:59
In New York City Schools, an Ever-Rising Tide of Homeless Students
Nearly 33,000 public school students were in temporary housing in the 2015-16 school year, an increase of 4,000 students from the previous academic year.
Posted: 2017-04-24 17:06:57
At Hungary’s Soros-Backed University, Scholars Feel a Chill
Central European University, founded in 1991, is threatened by a law that the right-wing government rushed through Parliament.
Posted: 2017-04-24 04:01:12
SUNY Is Set to Make Kristina Johnson, an Engineer, Its Chancellor
She will arrive at a time when state funding as a percentage of operating costs is down and colleges are under pressure to increase access for low-income students.
Posted: 2017-04-24 03:39:20
Whittier Law School Says It Will Shut Down
At a time when many law schools are wrestling with declining enrollments, Whittier, in Southern California, is the first fully accredited school to announce that it will close.
Posted: 2017-04-23 17:38:07
Ousted Over Sexual Misconduct Claims, and On to the Next Teaching Job
Choate’s failure to report teachers accused of sexual misconduct enabled them to teach elsewhere, where they could engage in similar behavior.
Posted: 2017-04-21 01:31:06
Ohio Town’s Schools Hope to Be ‘More Than a Line Item’ in the Federal Budget
The town of Van Wert, Ohio, became a crossroads of federal policy with a visit by Education Secretary DeVos and Randi Weingarten, a teachers’ union leader.
Posted: 2017-04-21 01:20:55
Townsend Harris, Elite Queens High School, Gets Welcome Change at the Top
Parents, teachers and students at the school wanted anyone but the interim acting principal to get the job. On Thursday, they got their wish.

Posted: 2017-04-12 23:04:57
April 7-20. Shop the closet of your favorite celebrity. Browse items from Alicia Keys, Sophia Bush, Kobe Bryant, Victor Cruz, Big Sean, Iskra Lawrence, and YesJulz. Bid on a wide variety of items...
Posted: 2017-04-06 18:19:35
Coming in May. Memorabilia & props from Survivor Game Changers, CBS’s Hit Reality Show hosted by Jeff Probst. Bid on great items from the contestants who spent their days and nights trying...
Posted: 2017-03-31 23:18:40
Mar 31-Apr 10. Calling all Ryan Adams fans and those who support the ACLU, great opportunity to give back and be the winning bidder for these two great pieces from legendary musician Ryan Adams....
Posted: 2017-03-28 18:53:12
Komen – Get Involved
May 1-31. Pippa Mann is returning to Dale Coyne Racing for a fifth consecutive year to pilot the team’s third entry in the 101st Indianapolis 500. Mann will be back behind the wheel of the...
Posted: 2017-03-28 18:39:23
The World for Music
May 11-21. Win a trip for two on The World Ship Residences at Sea to benefit the Acadiana Symphony. Imagine the ultimate cruise vacation that comes with combining a private yacht and a luxury...

Posted: 2017-04-25 18:41:33
BATON ROUGE, La. — FEMA disaster assistance for Louisiana tornado survivors in Livingston and Orleans parishes currently tops $2.7 million. Language English
Posted: 2017-04-25 18:05:15
BATON ROUGE, La. — People who have suffered devastating home and property losses during a disaster are often targeted by unscrupulous contractors, fly-by-night home repair scammers, and other...
Posted: 2017-04-22 15:37:01
ATLANTA--The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency has authorized federal funds to reimburse costs to Florida to fight the Indian Lakes Estate Fire in Polk...
Posted: 2017-04-22 15:34:14
FEMA Authorizes Federal Funds to Help Battle Florida’s Lehigh Acres Fire
ATLANTA--The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency has authorized federal funds to reimburse costs to Florida to fight the Lehigh Acres fire in Lee County.This...
Posted: 2017-04-22 15:32:21
FEMA Authorizes Federal Funds to Help Battle Florida Wildfires
ATLANTA--The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency has authorized federal funds to reimburse costs to Florida to fight a wildfire in the Golden Gate area...
Posted: 2017-04-22 02:36:35
Federal Aid Programs for the State of Idaho
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Trump's disaster declaration issued for the State of Idaho.Assistance...
Posted: 2017-04-22 02:34:30
President Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Idaho
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the State of Idaho to supplement state, tribal,...
Posted: 2017-04-22 02:16:54
Federal Aid Programs for the State of Washington
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Trump's disaster declaration issued for the State of Washington.Assistance...
Posted: 2017-04-22 02:14:43
President Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Washington
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the State of Washington to supplement state, tribal,...
Posted: 2017-04-21 21:36:55
Federal Aid Programs for the State of Utah
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Trump's disaster declaration issued for the State of Utah.Assistance...

Posted: 2017-04-25 19:50:48
Is there a case for CEOs “mixing in politics”? You betcha. But like the many other tough decisions CEOs have to make, this commitment takes smarts, discretion, judgement and, often, courage....
Posted: 2017-04-10 15:22:33
Hilton Senior Vice President, Industry Relations & Events Rob Scypinski reflects on the power of Hilton’s partnership with Rise Against Hunger. I’ve always been committed to creating...

Posted: 2017-04-21 12:38:24
SAN FRANCISCO — Saturday is Earth Day and things haven’t looked this bad for the environment in a long time, according to a former Republican cong... Read more: Donald Trump,...
Posted: 2017-04-20 13:59:31
Donald Trump’s comments on the campaign trail often were light on detail, especially when it came to environmental policy. But one regular refrain w... Read more: Donald Trump,...
Posted: 2017-04-14 12:25:30
The Lifetime network has announced new details for its developing original film examining Flint’s water crisis. On Thursday, the cable network rev... Read more: Celebrities,...
Posted: 2017-04-06 11:39:14
Bipartisan Opposition To Trump's Water Cuts Is Already Growing
President Donald Trump plans to eliminate a popular federal program that helps small, rural communities — many of them Trump strongholds — to upgr... Read more: Donald Trump,...
Posted: 2017-04-05 08:28:52
The Conversation Global: Despite Efforts, Clean Water Is Scarce In India's Industrial Gujarat State
In Kutch, a dry region within Gujarat, fresh water is scarce and endangered by industrial pollution. Nevil Zaveri/Flickr, CC BY-SA C... Read more: India, Clean...
Posted: 2017-04-04 13:21:56
Peter Neill: Bold Action For Environmental Protections Under Attack
What has gone wrong? Why has the true value of clean air and water, of sustainable exploitation of natural resources, of alternative forms of energy, ... Read more: Donald Trump,...
Posted: 2017-04-03 15:31:02
Americans' Fears About Water Pollution Hit A 16-Year High
The U.S. population appears to be more concerned with polluted water than it has been in over a decade, just as the Trump administration is rolling ba... Read more: Donald Trump,...