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Man Keeps Kids From Chopping Trees, Puts Them Into School, and Saves Environment at the Same Time

Jean Bosco may have grown up in a home without electricity or running water, but that did not stop him from using his high school education to do great things for his country.

Kenya Attacks Plastic Bag Problem With Toughest Ban in the World

After 10 years of debate and delay, Kenya has finally approved the world's strictest plastic bag ban. Th ban punishes the import, manufacturing, or selling...

170 Nations Celebrate A Pledge to Eliminate Super Harmful Greenhouse Gas

Countries big, small, wealthy, and poor have just signed an agreement that could save the planet from 70 billion tons of carbon dioxide.

Gorillas Spring into Action to Dismantle Poacher’s Traps

A pair of young gorillas have been observed seeking out and destroying poachers’ snares after an infant in their group was killed by one...

First Airport for Drones Designed to Deliver Emergency Supplies in Africa

The world’s first airport for drones will become a hub for shipping emergency supplies to people in remote parts of Rwanda. “Droneport” is designed to...

24 New Baby Gorillas Bring Hope for the Species – and Adorable Photos!

In the wake of a 26 percent population boost for this iconic species, the addition of 24 adorable baby mountain gorillas offer new hope...

Mountain Gorilla Population Bounces Back, Quadruples to 1000

The largest population of mountain gorillas in the world has grown to four times the size of its once-dwindling number, as poaching has become...

Child Refugee From War Torn Somalia Goes Back to Run For President

After fleeing her homeland almost 25 years ago, Fadumo Dayib has decided she wants to be president of Somalia. “I’m generally an optimist,”  Ms. Dayib...

Baby Gorilla Born in Virunga for Mother’s Day (WATCH)

Just in time for Mother's Day, the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund announced the birth of an endangered mountain gorilla in the Virunga Mountains of...

Photo of the Day – Mali Rebels Agree to End Hostilities

Rebel groups from northern Mali have agreed to end hostilities and present a united front ahead of negotiations with the Malian government that begin...

Oil Exploration Halted in Gorilla Park Virunga

Conservationists have claimed one of their greatest successes in recent years following the unexpected decision by British oil company Soco to stop exploring in...
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LEGO Donates $3 Million to Educate Refugee Children

The LEGO Foundation presented a $3 million donation to the UN refugee agency on Friday to help improve access to quality primary school education...
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New Hospital in Haiti is Fully Powered by 1,800 Solar Panels

Over the past 25 years Partners In Health (PIH) has been working to bring the benefits of modern medical science to poor residents who...
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Oxford University Study Suggests World Poverty is Rapidly Shrinking

World poverty is shrinking and developing countries are becoming less poor according to a new study by Oxford University. Nepal, Rwanda and Bangladesh were the...
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World Gorilla Population Rises Nine Percent in Two Years

The total world population of mountain gorillas has risen to 880, according to census data released last week by the Uganda Wildlife Authority. That's...
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Steep Decline in Child Deaths Worldwide Continues in 2011

Countries across the world are continuing to make rapid progress in reducing child deaths, a UNICEF report said this week. According to the 2012...
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13 Compassionate Americans Receive White House Medals

Recognizing their good deeds, President Barack Obama yesterday awarded the nation's second-highest civilian honor to 13 compassionate Americans for their decades of service helping the...
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Solar Sister Lights up Rural Africa With Avon-like Business for Women

One-year-old start up Solar Sister is using cosmetics company AVON's model to distribute solar energy in Uganda, Sudan, and Rwanda. The “business in a...
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International Women’s Day: Three Women Turned Pennies into Empowerment

Today is the 100-year anniversary of the founding of International Women's Day—a day to celebrate the achievements of women worldwide and to rekindle efforts...
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World On Track to Cut Poverty in Half, But Turner and Gates Called in to Boost Other Goals

Despite the global economic downturn, the world is still on track to meet a key U.N. goal of halving the number of people living...