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Twelve Amazing Teens Changing the World

After receiving nearly 1,500 nominations for its 2006 Build-A-Bear Workshop Huggable Heroes program, 12 inspiring kids have been recognized for their outstanding efforts to...

India’s Defense Diplomacy: Guidelines for Wise Foreign Policy

OPINION India's defense minister is engaged in an ongoing "Defence Diplomacy" that has been evoking quite the encouraging response from the world community. Such...
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Gay Couples Parent Just Like Everybody Else

Hearing the voices recently insisting that it is best for a child to grow up with one father and one mother reminds me of...
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Plastic Bio Bottle is Composted into Plant Food

Belu Natural Mineral Water last week launched the UK’s first biodegradable and compostable plastic bottle. The revolutionary plastic bottle is made from corn instead...
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One Man Creates Peace in African Country Torn by Ethnicity

Gearing up for October elections, Côte d'Ivoire (the Ivory Coast) faces fear that a renewed eruption of violence between ethnic groups will destroy any...

Pitt and Jolie Welcome Baby Girl

Angelina Jolie gave birth to a baby girl, Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt in a hospital in Namibia, Africa. There is no word on the condition...

Underwater Windmills Supply Environmentally Friendly Power to NYC

Experimental underwater windmills will be installed in New York City's East River during the next weeks to begin generating power utilizing the non-stop action...
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Good News on PBS: US Cities Improving

A new PBS series shows us how to fix our cities... make them greener, cleaner, more livable, less wasteful. It will showcase extraordinary...

Innovation Wins Good Government Awards for Six States

Six state programs, ranging from Maine's comprehensive health care reform to Wisconsin's environmental program for businesses, are competing for $100,000 grants in one of...
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New Orleans gets $60 Million Boost from Tiny Arab Nation

New Orleans receives a big boost this week from the small Persian Gulf country of Qatar who is paying-up a large chunk of the...

Help Others.org

Help Others is a web community that features stories of kindness. Nothing is known publicly about the site, but the stories are powerful so...

Palestinian Business Leaders Call for Unity, Peace

Financial Times reports on the Palestinian business leaders who are speaking up now in favor of a peace plan with Israel. Whether it is...
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The Top 100 Best Corporate Citizens of 2006

Business Ethics Magazine has released its annual survey of the "100 Best Corporate Citizens." This year's list is led by Green Mountain Coffee...
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Earth Day Activities Launched in Biloxi to Clean up Hurricane Mess

Earth Day Special — The 21st annual Great American Cleanup is in full swing, mobilizing millions of volunteers to clean, beautify and improve their communities...

Drug Treatment Instead of Prison Yields Encouraging Results in CA

A new study from UCLA reports California has saved about $800 million over the last five years by sentencing non-violent drug offenders to community-based...

Brad Pitt Announces Sustainable Design Competition for New Orleans Neighborhoods

Brad Pitt and Global Green USA announced the Sustainable Design Competition for New Orleans Neighborhoods. "Get ready to create implementable visions for reconstruction of a...
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Transforming a Barren Savannah to a Tropical Rainforest: The Remarkable story of Las Graviotas

EARTH DAY SPECIAL — Imagine miles and miles of desolate savannah in South America, without a tree or bird in sight, a veritable no-man's land....
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama with Imam Mehdi Khorasani. (Photo: Business Wire)

The Dalai Lama and Muslim Leaders Hold Historic Peace Gathering

A landmark summit convened yesterday in San Francisco that marked the first time the global Muslim community has engaged the Dalai Lama in an...

Homes for Convicted Prostitutes Transforming Women’s Lives

Magdalene is a two-year sanctuary for women with a criminal history of prostitution and drug abuse. It provides safety, discipline, and "an unconditional love...
Jon Bon Jovi performs during the shooting of a music video at a Habitat for Humanity build site in north Philadelphia in October 2005.

Bon Jovi to Sponsor Six Homes with Habitat for Humanity in Philly

A Philadelphia radio station announced the expansion of a partnership between Jon Bon Jovi and the city's Habitat for Humanity charity by highlighting the...