Adrienne Long

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Q&A: How One Entrepreneur Set Out to Save Uganda's Forests—and Help Its Women

With Eco-Fuel Africa, Sanga Moses is building local enterprise that has deep impacts.<p>Social entrepreneur Sanga Moses wants to save the forests of his native Uganda while improving the lives of its young girls at the same time.<p>A member of National Geographic's newest class of Emerging Explorers, and …

Geography in the News: Chernobyl’s Legacy

Changing Planet<p><i>By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner,</i> <i>Geography in the NewsTM</i><p><b>Chernobyl’s legacy endures</b><p>Chernobyl is a place known around the world. The meltdown at the Chernobyl power plant in 1986 made front-page news and, until Japan’s Fukushima disaster of 2011, was considered the world’s …

Pollution From Asia Makes Pacific Storms Stronger

Aerosols in atmosphere change weather in North America, says new study.<p>What happens in Asia doesn't stay in Asia, a new study warns. Pollution from booming economies in the Far East is causing stronger storms and changing weather patterns over the Pacific Ocean, which in turn is changing weather in …

Africa’s Illegal Charcoal Trade Engulfs Cheetah Habitat

Changing Planet<p><b>In rural northern Tanzania, an African country famous for charismatic megafauna, including free-roaming cheetah and other big cats, impoverished and under-employed Swahili villagers struggle to survive. One way to earn money and make cooking fuel is to cut forests for wood that can</b> …

U.S. greenhouse gas emissions dropped 3.4% in 2012

Greenhouse gas emissions in the United States dropped by 3.4% in 2012, federal environmental regulators reported Tuesday.<p>The decline over the previous year was driven mostly by power plant operators switching from coal to natural gas, improvements in fuel efficiency for transportation and a warmer …

Drunken Trees: Dramatic Signs of Climate Change

As the permafrost melts in the north, forests no longer grow straight.<p>Sarah James, an Alaska Native elder, says global warming is radically changing her homeland. Even the forests no longer grow straight. Melting ground has caused trees to tilt or fall.<p>"Because permafrost melts, it causes a lot of …

Why Global Health Security Is Imperative

Comment from the CDC director on today's announcement that the U.S. will commit $40 million to global health security<p>When he opened the box, André Berro was wearing surgical gloves, mask, and eye protection—routine protocol for a CDC quarantine public health officer, but this was not a routine …

What’s Happening in Ukraine: A Primer

<i>by Derek Davison</i><p>On February 27 gunmen seized control of government buildings in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea in Ukraine and raised a Russian …

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How To Macrame (And Create A Wall Hanging!)

I’ve always loved macrame and its intricate beauty, but whenever I think about trying it, it just seems to complicated and difficult. It’s true that …

Russian Ships Arrive On Ukraine's Crimean Coast As Fears Mount Over Russian Invasion In the Region

According to Russian news site flot.com, Russian military ships carrying soldiers have arrived on Ukraine’s Crimean coast in what some are claiming …

Globe in Kiev: In Ukraine, corruption is a fact of daily life

When Lina Ratushnyi headed to the hospital in Kiev to have her children, she knew she would have to start lining some pockets.<p>First there would be $1,000 for the doctor, just to deliver the baby. She'd also have to come up with a decent amount for the nursing team and then buy boxes of medicine she …

US and Mexico set to relax border controls for 'trusted' business travellers

Mexican and US negotiators are poised to announce a relaxation of border controls for “trusted” business travellers during a summit that is likely to underscore the growing gulf between North American economic liberalisation and stalled immigration reform.<p>President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico, …

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My mother and I used to marble paper on the weekends when I was younger. To this day, I still feel like I am a mad scientist when I marble, experimenting with new colors and testing new patterns.<p>Even if you don’t have experience with marbling, it’s a fun project to try with friends. It requires …

Finding the perfect gold spray paint - The Vintage Rug Shop

If only you knew the real life of an accountant. Being a blogger/accountant is so hard sometimes, it’s like mixing oil and water. Seriously, all …

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It’s no secret I love flowers – in my apartment, on my desk, or as a pattern on my dress. Pressing fresh flowers is a great way to preserve their natural beauty, and by decorating your phone case with them, you can showcase their vivid colors and add a little touch of nature to an otherwise …

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U.S. military intervention, done right, could boost African stability

For decades, one golden rule has guided America's military involvement in Africa: Stay out.<p>Generally speaking, the reason was a sense that the strategic stakes did not justify the risk. When we deviated from this rule, we often learned lessons the hard way that seemed to reinforce its validity, as …

Four Light Packable Down Jackets

Big, bulky down jackets are reassuringly hefty in the harshest winter weather. But they all have one critical design flaw: It's less less likely that you would bring such a jacket along on a camping or climbing expedition if it doesn't fit in your backpack—and the warmest jacket in the world can’t …

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