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Gov. Patrick Talks Economic Development at The Republican in Springfield
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick speaks about economic development issues in an editorial board meeting with The Republican/MassLive.com following his state grant announcements that will benefit...more



Take a Volunteer Conservation Trip
A volunteer conservation trip merges camping and hiking in national or state parks with projects to revamp parks and make them safer and more accessible. As more volunteer vacations are being...more

YES! Program Tells Young People to Just Breathe
In the July issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health, a research team from the UCLA Department of Psychiatry conducted a study on the Youth Empower Seminar, or YES!, a youth-based seminar that...more

NIH Math Model Predicts Effects of Diet and Physical Activity on Childhood Weight
National Institutes of Health researchers have established the accuracy of a mathematical model that predicts how weight and body fat respond to changes in diet and physical activity in...more

Advocates for Homeless Youth Lobbies for Better Housing
Youth homeless supporters in Connecticut claimed that there is a need for better housing to safely house young people in crisis. According to a report, Invisible No More, released by the homeless...more

Okanagan College Business Professor Seeks to Empower Women Entrepreneurs around the World
Okanagan College Business Professor Dr. Kyleen Myrah has been working with a nonprofit organization in Croatia to help improve the economic conditions of women in southern and eastern Europe and...more

This Tree Branch-Based Water Filter Could Quench Your Thirst
MIT researchers have successfully experimented on a simple, tree branch-based water filter that may just provide an inexpensive solution for clean drinking water in the developing world. This...more

Federal Budget Cuts to Hit Massachusetts
Massachusetts will stand to lose funding for its local organizations and programs should the federal budget cut hit the state. Unless Congress takes action before Friday, an estimated $85 billion in...more

DIY Creative Community Helps People Cope with Mental Anguish
The CoolTan charity, which began as a DIY creative community space in 1990 spearheaded by Michelle Baharier and her artist friends in South London, is helping thousands of people each year to address...more

No Economic Justification For a Casino
Casinos are no economic development but, according to American business magnate Warren Buffett, a mere "tax on the poor and ignorant". Economic development means combined actions of communities...more






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UN Green Climate Funding Can Power the World’s Poor


UN Green Climate Funding Can Power the World’s Poor

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is setting up its new Green Climate Fund to “provide support to developing countries to limit or reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”




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