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Scientists to take to the streets in global march for truth

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Scientists are coming out of the lab and onto the streets in response to the new administration’s actions. Photograph: Mario Jose Sanchez/AP Photo

March for Science on 22 April will see scientists and supporters at more than 500 locations stand up for evidence-based thinking

April 18, 2017 — Scientists and science supporters will take to the streets in a global March for Science on 22 April . What began as a small Facebook group in the US capital, Washington DC has Continue reading Scientists to take to the streets in global march for truth

10 countries host half world’s refugees – Amnesty

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ESCAPE. In this file photo, Syrian refugees carry their belongings as they wait to enter Jordanian side of the Hadalat border crossing, a military zone east of the capital Amman, after arriving from Syria on May 4, 2016. Khalil Mazraawi/AFP

Countries immediately neighboring crisis zones – led by Jordan, Turkey, and Pakistan – bear the brunt of the global refugee problem

LONDON, United Kingdom (Oct. 4, 2016) —  Ten countries accounting for 2.5% of world GDP are hosting more than half the world’s refugees, Amnesty International said Tuesday, October 4, as it slammed what it called the selfishness of wealthy nations.  Continue reading 10 countries host half world’s refugees – Amnesty

The Africans buying sunshine with their phones

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US president Barack Obama talks with an M-Kopa representative during the Power Africa Innovation Fair in Nairobi last year. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Solar-powered electricity units are removing the need for dangerous kerosene lamps and allowing Africans to stay connected

July 30, 2016 — Julie Njeri did not believe her son when he declared he no longer needed spectacles to read his books and complete his homework.  Continue reading The Africans buying sunshine with their phones