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Investor Role in Acquiring Foreclosed Boston Properties
Urban Institute releases new study on "The Role of Investors in Acquiring Foreclosed Properties in Boston," which pursues investigation on how the activities of investors are likely to affect the...more



Young People, Men and Those without Kids More Likely to Opt Out of HIV Treatment in South Africa
Dr Michael Evangeli, from the Department of Psychology at Royal Holloway, University of London has learned that younger people, men and those without children are more prone to drop out of HIV...more

Schools Address Student Homelessness
Homelessness is increasing in schools with school officials are counting higher percentages of homeless children among their student body. According to Jake Murray is the director of the Aspire...more

Seeing Race and Ethnicity in Positive Light Linked to Stronger Development in Minority Youth
The findings of a new meta-analysis summarizing 46 existing studies show that positive feelings towards one's own race and ethnicity are linked to stronger development in minority youth. The...more

Commonwealth Fund Scorecard Presents State-by-State Survey of Healthcare Systems
A new Commonwealth Fund scorecard presents the first state-by-state comparison of health care experiences of Americans. The scorecard finds low-income individuals in top performing states are...more

Determining Number of Homeless Youth a Major Concern in Victoria
The Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness released a report stating that youth homelessness is a growing concern in the region. The biggest challenge is determining the number of homeless...more

Children Learning Second Language Alters Brain Development
A new collaborative study between the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital-The Neuro at McGill University and Oxford University documents that children learning a new language can have a...more

Poverty Rates in Big Cities Did Not Budge
The national poverty rate remained unmovable from last year and was much lower than in most urban areas. To address rising poverty rates, the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) published a...more

Examining the Social System of a Trailer Park
According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, low-income trailer park residents build distinct groups with varying views of morality. The authors of the study observe that these...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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