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Wednesday, April 08th, 2015

Funding Boost for Cambodia’s Hero Mine-Detecting Rats NGO

BY SIMON HENDERSON | MARCH 17, 2014 The Belgian demining NGO APOPO, which is pioneering the use of mine-detecting rats in the former battlefields of Cambodia, has received funding from the German government to expand its mine-clearance work in the country. In November, the government gave the green light for APOPO to begin testing highly skilled African Giant Pouched Rats—nicknamed… [Read Full Article]
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Thursday, March 12th, 2015

The Lethal Legacy of the Vietnam War

Fifty years after the first US troops came ashore at Da Nang, the Vietnamese are still coping with unexploded bombs and Agent Orange. George Black February 25, 2015 | This article appeared in the March 16, 2015 edition of The Nation. On a mild, sunny morning last November, Chuck Searcy and I drove out along a spur of the old… [Read Full Article]
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Tuesday, March 03th, 2015

Readers' Voices: An American in Cuba

USA Today features Tom Millington, a U.S educator in Cuba Tom Millington wanted to be a diplomat. Instead, he's an educator in Cuba. But he acts as an ambassador of sorts, coordinating a study abroad program that helps American students learn more about the island nation. And with the historic shift to normalize U.S.-Cuba relations announced Dec. 17, he is… [Read Full Article]
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Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Francis Parker Exploring Southeast Asia

Wednesday, Feb. 11: A Country of Opposites Vietnam is a country of opposites. From order to chaos, from communism to captialism, and from old to new. Today, we explored these seemingly incompatible worlds. Walking in a single-file line through the covered corridor at Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum, it seemed as if we faced a new guard at every step. Despite… [Read Full Article]
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Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Francis Parker Exploring Southeast Asia

Tuesday, Feb. 10: The Road to Recovery As we piled onto the familiar red bus after another delicious breakfast, Mr. Long, our guide, began to prepare us for our first destination with a little history. Agent Orange: accounting for nearly twelve of the estimated seventeen million gallons sprayed over Vietnam, the herbicide was one of eleven used by the United… [Read Full Article]
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