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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, December 23th, 2014

As Obama makes history over Cuba, will the Castros be the real winners?

After 50 years of fractious hostility, America has thrown a dramatic lifeline to the island’s bankrupt economy   To the astonishment of even the most seasoned and wired-in of Cuba hands, the half century-long cold (and hot) war between the US and Cuba is over. In what will rank alongside Nixon’s opening to China and Reagan’s embrace of Gorbachev, Obama… [Read Full Article]
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Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Learning Through Travel

            Experiential Programs Go Deep Thursday, November 13, 2014 by TYLER HAYDEN There’s more to learning than the box of the classroom and the tedium of textbooks, and when students and teachers escape outside, horizons are inevitably broadened. While Santa Barbara schools have long scheduled field trips to Yosemite, Space Camp, and Washington, D.C. — tried-and-true excursions… [Read Full Article]
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Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Peace Works Travel student travelers meet Kim Phuc

Peace Works Travel student travelers share how meeting Kim Phuc made their educational trip to Vietnam a life-changing experience. (Fox News misspelling below). See the video clip here: http://www.myfoxhouston.com/clip/10757427/Nepalm-girl-reunion       [Read Full Article]
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