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September 2007 Blog Posts (7)

Hoping to Leave Meningitis in the Dust

My feature this week about IRI's work...would love to hear your feedback!

Earlier this year, an epidemic of meningococcal meningitis swept through the African country of Burkina Faso, infecting 19,000 people and killing more than 1,000 in just three months. Meningitis is an infection of the fluid that surrounds a person's brain and spinal cord. The disease is one of the most feared in Africa because it infects quickly and kills at a high rate. Those it doesn't… Continue

Added by Francesco Fiondella on September 28, 2007 at 16:06 — No Comments

Fadil Nandila for Climate Change

Peatland on Kampar Peninsula for cooling the earth

Added by Fadil Nandila on September 26, 2007 at 11:50 — No Comments

New learning for sustainability in the Arab World

Blogging late better than never. I know it has been two weeks since I came back from Alexandria after participating in the IUCN CEC workshop entitled "…


Added by Batir Wardam on September 21, 2007 at 22:08 — No Comments

International Survey on the Science - Development Policy Interface

[Posted on behalf of ODI and SciDev.Net]

ODI and SciDev.Net are conducting an international electronic survey on the science development policy interface. The survey is designed to better understand how different research and policy stakeholders

access research information on science and technology issues…


Added by MikeShanahan on September 14, 2007 at 10:54 — No Comments

CLIMATE CHANGE: Leaders to Debate Warming at U.N.

By Haider Rizvi

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 5 (IPS) - Amid growing concern over the slow pace of international negotiations, the United

Nations has called an extraordinary meeting of world leaders to discuss

climate change.

Considering that climate change has enormous implications for the world economy and international development, U.N.

Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has invited all the heads of state to


Added by Lynette Lee Corporal on September 6, 2007 at 8:36 — No Comments

Climate, carbon, conservation and communities

What if there was a way to reduce climate change, protect wild species and improve livelihoods in developing countries?

Well, in principle, there is. But as a new briefing paper by IIED and WWF-UK shows, careful planning and community involvement will be key to

reaping the potential of this combined solution to multiple problems.

The growing market for carbon trading is opening the door to projects that bring benefits for climate, conservation and communities by…


Added by MikeShanahan on September 5, 2007 at 9:00 — No Comments

Why George Bush is not Christian

What is the central lesson of the Christ’s story? He had enormous power as demonstrated by His healing, his exorcisms, what happened to the temple after His death yet

He only used it for the good of others but His most important miracle

is His non-use of power. In doing this He gave us a model for

empowerment and love of others through self-sacrifice, literally, since

He killed himself through that non-use of power. He…


Added by Christopher Michaels on September 4, 2007 at 2:22 — No Comments

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