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Forest Protection, Economic Growth Must Go Together
The Norwegian Ambassador to Indonesia, Stig Traavik, writes about protecting forests and economic growth going hand in hand. Traavik states that Norway supports Indonesia's efforts in...more



Community Development Block Grant Program Features New Projects in Weber County
Two latest projects have been lined up for 2013 by the Community Development Block Grant program. The projects are deemed to improve the lives of low-wage families in Weber County. The Wasatch...more

Confronting the Child Care Eligibility Maze
The Urban Institute's newest Work Support Strategies research, "Confronting the Child Care Eligibility Maze," helps states face onerous administrative methods that make it hard for low-income...more

Former Consultant Wishes To Give Back To Society In A Significant Way
Parikshit Jain, who quit his job at McKinsey in 2006 to start Vienova Technology, is now bringing world-class education services to students. The interactive technology benefits the students...more

Turning Swimming Pools Into Food Gardens
The Garden Pool, a solar-powered aquaponic greenhouse, was created by innovative couple Dennis and Danielle McClung in 2009 after purchasing a foreclosed home in Mesa, Arizona. With the Garden...more

Hawaii Health Centers Garner Grants to Help Uninsured Residents Get Health Coverage
A total of 14 Hawaii health centers received $1,204,918 in funding from the Health and Human Services (HHS) to help the uninsured get health coverage as implemented by new options stated in the...more

Broad Public Health Interventions Can Effectively Address Childhood Obesity
University of Manchester public health researchers have found out that single dietary interventions are not effective at increasing fruit and vegetable consumption among overweight...more

Reinventing Philanthropy
The Reinventors Network, a network of innovators, focuses on philanthropic trends done in the past decade. These include "crowdfunding, scan-to-give technology, social impact bonds, impact...more




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