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56 Interesting Facts about Human Trafficking | FactRetriever.com

Nearly 80% of human trafficking is for sex, and 19% is for labor exploitation.[5]<p>Researchers note that sex trafficking plays a major role in the …

Fact Sheet: The Women’s Leadership Gap

Endnotes and citations are available in the PDF and Scribd versions.<p><b>See also:</b><p>Women make up a majority of the U.S. population<p>Women are 50.8 percent of …

10 Stats on Women’s Equality That Might Be Scarier than Halloween

<b>October 29, 2014</b><p>‘Tis the season to be scared. From horror films and costumes to jack-o’-lanterns and ghost stories, Halloween is never short on …

Declaration of Sentiments

The <b>Declaration of Sentiments</b>, also known as the <b>Declaration of Rights and Sentiments</b>,[1] is a document signed in 1848 by 68 women and 32 men—100 out …

Colonial Women

<b>Colonial Women</b><br>The men held traditional views and attitudes about the status and roles of women women. However, women were in short supply in the …

History of the Women’s Rights Movement | National Women's History Project

<b>Living the Legacy: The Women’s Rights Movement (1848-1998)</b><p>“<i>Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.</i> …

15 Most Mind Blowing Photos You Will Not Believe Are Real

15. Camel Thorn Trees, Namibia<p>Photograph or painting? This otherworldly image is a very real photo that was taken in the Namibian desert at twilight. …

Kandahar Is Killing All Its Brave Women

She refused to keep quiet about women’s rights, and she paid with her life.<p>KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Only a few people went to the funeral of Toor …

Afghanistan

When girls become wives to escape war

Forced marriages and child brides may sound far-fetched in Europe. A true story from the Netherlands dispels this notion. Women's aid organizations …

Girls speak out: 'I want to be a lawyer, to take action for pregnant children'

On International Day of the Girl, eight teenagers from around the world talk about the issues they face, from child marriage to the battle to stay in education<p>Yuma, 15, Nicaragua<p>I understand the challenges young people face. I am an only child who was raised by my mother, after my father left. I …

Human Rights

Women's Voices: Employment and Entrepreneurship In India

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United Nations

Streets Kitchen – Streets Kitchen

It is very important that you make a point of using the payday loan you want responsibly, because otherwise you could end up in real financial …

With climate change, the question is no longer “if” but “how sudden”

Climate change researchers have taken a new approach to calculating the effects of shifting global weather patterns by using existing data to …

One Scientist's Hopeful View On How To Repair The Planet

The next few decades offer an unparalleled opportunity to undo ecological damage.<p><i>This story was first published by Yale Environment 360.</i><p>For a researcher who studies how humanity is pushing the earth close to potentially disastrous tipping points, Johan Rockström is surprisingly optimistic. Although …

Climate Change

A Mysterious Epidemic Plaguing Central America May Be Linked To Climate Change

"If it turns out that heat stress is causing kidney disease, it may be relevant throughout the world."<p>A mysterious disease has been sweeping through the sugar cane fields of Central America, with more than 20,000 laborers dying from it over the past decade. As of 2012, it had killed the husbands of …

Massive Methane Reservoirs Being Unleashed By Global Warming

Climate change is a decidedly complex process, with many processes involved directly affecting others, often enhancing each other. For example, the …

The EU is emitting way more greenhouse gases than it says

One of the planet’s exemplars in preventing climate change, the European Union has instituted tough emissions rules and strong support for renewable energy. Yet this doesn’t necessarily mean more solar panels or wind turbines dotting Europe’s skyline. Nope, the EU’s biggest source of renewable …

Fossil Fuels

Scientists Discover 41 Global Warming 'Tipping Points' That Could Trigger Natural Disasters

A group of scientists has discovered specific places where abrupt changes in temperature could trigger the occurrence of natural disasters.<p>These …

Dalai Lama says strong action on climate change is a human responsibility

The Dalai Lama on Tuesday urged strong global action to limit global warming and to protect fragile environments, including the Himalayan glaciers and Tibetan plateau.<p>Calling climate change a “problem which human beings created,” the 80-year-old Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader said all of …

Hinduism

Why This Heartbreaking Photo of 2 Foxes Will Inspire You to Stand Up for the Planet - One Green Planet

A photo by Don Gutoski, titled “A Tale of Two Foxes,” won the wildlife photograph of the year award. The annual competition, sponsored by London’s …

Global Warming Hysteria: Destroy the Economy to Save Planet!

Writing in <i>Vox</i>, Brad Plumer argues that saving the planet will require destroying the U.S. economy. From, “The Math on Staying Below 2 Degrees Global …

Climate

University of California

Bending the CurveBending the Curve: Ten scalable solutions for carbon neutrality and climate stabilityThe University of California Summit on Pathways to Carbon and Climate Neutrality: California and the World was held on Oct. 26-27 at UC San Diego. The summit focused on scalable solutions for …

Climate

Creating corals that can survive climate change

Keyhole Reef is one of dozens of small reefs rising abruptly from the depths of Kaneohe Bay, one of Hawaii’s most scenic places. The water around it is sapphire blue, and bright schools of tang and triggerfish flit over its surface. But the reef is showing troubling signs of stress these days …

Biology

National Geographic Lay Bare The Stark Reality Of Climate Change In Haunting Photo Essay

The November issue of National Geographic is a special, single-topic issue on the subject of climate change. The one-off edition issue looks at how …

Obama 'took the wrong side' on climate change, says physicist Freeman Dyson

Theoretical physicist and Democrat voter Freeman Dyson has expressed his disappointment with President Obama’s stance on climate change.<p>“It's very sad that in this country, political opinion parted [<i>people's views on climate change</i>],” he said, in an interview with The Register. “I'm 100 percent …

The US cities that will stay above sea level after global warming—and the ones that will disappear

We’ve all heard doomsday predictions about what global warming means for coastal US cities. And now a new, interactive map from nonprofit climate science publication Climate Central illustrates precisely how American cities will fare under the best and worst possible climate futures—and which ones …

Climate Change

Here's One Way Climate Change Will Make the World Look Different

We now know that climate change is a lot more complicated than the world just getting hotter or colder. It will have all kinds of effects, and …

Exxon Knew Everything There Was to Know About Climate Change by the Mid-1980s—and Denied It

A few weeks before the last great international climate conference—2009, in Copenhagen—the e-mail accounts of a few climate scientists were hacked …

‘Hidden ocean’ under Chinese desert offers hope for global warming

One of the biggest mysteries in climate change might have just been solved – offering hope for new solutions to global warming.<p>‘Hidden oceans’ …

NASA satellites reveal something startling about the future of food on Earth

And what better perspective than from space?<p>Climate change due to human activity is causing visible shifts on our planet, and NASA is uniquely positioned to observe these effects.<p>"If we continue on our current course, it's going to be hard to feed this planet because it's so hot," Ellen Stofan, …