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Earth Day Global March for Science

Earth Day Global March for Science

The importance of science is the rallying point for activities on Earth Day’s 47th anniversary, Saturday April 22. Earth Day 2017 will open in grand resistance style with a worldwide March for Science to counter the denial of well-established climate science and other scientific facts affecting the environment.

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American Voters Fill Congress With Female Firsts

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The incoming Congress is set to be the most racially diverse in history. A total of 38 women of color will serve in the 115th Congress. Nine newly-elected women of color, all Democrats, will enter Congress on January 3, 2017 – three in the Senate and six in the House.

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Six CSR Strategies for Startups

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Startups now have a new strategic guide to help them build a record of social responsibility, courtesy of the philanthropic Silicon Valley Community Foundation.

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China & USA: Green Health Care Partners

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A delegation from the Chinese health sector came to the Bay Area in September to identify strategies that can address the health effects of climate change and foster green, environmentally sustainable health care in both China and the United States.

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Rio Summer Olympics ‘Embrace’ Sustainability

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A new set of sustainability measures to support the greening of the Rio Summer Olympic Games were agreed by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics Organizing Committee as far back as 2013. The “Embrace” Rio 2016 plan is based on three pillars: Planet, People and Prosperity.

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Hope for Cancer Patients in Genomic Data Sharing

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Oncologists share information about their cancer cases through medical journals and conferences, but now cancer experts want to assemble big data files on millions of cancer patients from around the world for high-performance computers to analyze.

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EU Warns of Toxic Toys, Clothes

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Buyers beware! The European Commission has published new figures showing that last year more than 2,000 dangerous products triggered EU-wide alerts. Coping with the threats involves stemming the rising tide of products bought online from outside the European Union.

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION TIPS FOR EARTH DAY AND BEYOND

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Act Local, Think Global: Three Ways to Ignite Positive Environmental Change  Arlington, VA – Friday, April 22, 2016 – In observance of Earth Day, the international conservation organization Rare is offering up three easy ways you can be a catalyst for global change. The strain on the Earth’s natural resources poses an increasing threat to […]

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Smartphones, Wearables Empower Health Providers

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Device development at the intersection of smartphones, wearable and flexible electronics, everyday materials and healthcare is advancing quickly. There are smartphone microscopes to detect skin cancers, smartphone software to diagnose ear infections, smart contact lenses to track blood sugar and even paper skin.

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Cities Show Strong Climate Leadership in Paris

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Cities consume roughly 80 percent of the world’s energy production and spew out 70 percent of global energy-related greenhouse gas emissions. So, while cities are big contributors to climate change, at the same time they offer great potential for emission reductions.

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Solar-Powered Lights Flick On Across Nigeria

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The U.S. government’s development finance institution, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), has signed a US$15 million commitment to finance a business that provides solar electricity to homes and small business throughout Nigeria.

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