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How water is helping to end 'the first climate change war'

The Guardian

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Cooperation and collective action work not only to mitigate the effects of climate change, they can also build bridges to peace. In El Fasher, Sudan, farmers and pastoralists along the Wadi El Ku River have come together to prevent water shortages by building weirs. The community built weirs enab...

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Can 'deliberative polling' solve political polarization?

CNN

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While many politicians use political polarization to their advantage, communities across the world are finding that talking through the divide can actually have an impact on how someone votes. Polls conducted before and after community dialogue sessions show that perspectives of many of those par...

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The Courtroom of the Future Looks a Lot Like This Navajo Tradition

NationSwell

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Brooklyn’s Red Hook Peacemaking Program, part of the Red Hook Community Justice Center, is bringing together individuals in conflict to practice restorative justice. The program accepts cases coming through various courts, schools, and personal references, and brings together families, friends, a...

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Fleeing Bombs to Battle Cancer

U.S. News & World Report

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The King Hussein Cancer Center in Amman, Jordan and the Children's Cancer Center of Lebanon were both established in order to help children from all different regions battle cancer, but since war broke out, they have been helping many more patients. In order to keep up with demand, the centers ex...

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Is it time for a radical new approach to fighting global warming?

Global Ground Media

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Geoengineering, a term used to cover a broad range of large-scale, drastic measures to combat climate change, has the science and policy communities divided. These measures are currently being explored across the world, and while they could work as a response to climate change, many cite them as ...

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University of Alabama study may be key to winning war on drugs

The Montgomery Advertiser

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The United States has continuously put resources towards fighting the war on drugs, but a recent research collaborative that resulted in a comprehensive model has shown that there is a lot to be learned from the failures of these efforts. Although still in the early stages, the model is being tur...

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