Daily Email Recap

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October 27, 2014

Kenya: AMREF Tells Church to Stop Claiming Tetanus Vaccine Is a Family Planning Method

October 27, 2014 — Kenya: AMREF Tells Church to Stop Claiming Tetanus Vaccine Is a Family Planning Method  See: http://allafrica.com/stories/201410240147.html The church should stop spreading rumours indicating that the tetanus vaccine is a family planning method initiated by the government,Amref Kenya director of reproductive and child health Joachim Osur...

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October 26, 2014

Listen Closely As This California Forest Falls Eerily Quiet Over 10 Years

October 26, 2014 — Listen Closely As This California Forest Falls Eerily Quiet Over 10 Years  See: http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2014/10/16/listen-as-a-california-forest-grows-quiet-over-time/ Does the sound of the forest change over time?   Bernie Krause knows.   The expert bio-acoustician has spent decades recording natural sounds all over the world, including one particular section of forest between Napa and Sonoma...

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October 25, 2014

PARODY: Study Finds Mass Extinction Could Free Up Billions Of Dollars In Conservation Funding By 2024

October 25, 2014 — Study Finds Mass Extinction Could Free Up Billions Of Dollars In Conservation Funding By 2024  See: http://www.theonion.com/articles/study-finds-mass-extinction-could-free-up-billions,37043/   WASHINGTON-Saying the extra income would be a major boon both for individual citizens and the country at large, a study releasedMonday by the Congressional Budget Office confirmed...

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October 24, 2014

Lutz, Contradicting U.N., says World population likely to peak by 2070

October 24, 2014 — World population likely to peak by 2070 See: http://ht.ly/DdQqU New population projections from IIASA researchers provide a fundamentally improved view of future population, structured by age, sex, and level of education, which differ from recent projections by the United Nations. World population will likely peak at...

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October 23, 2014

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate

October 23, 2014 — Excerpted from This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate by Naomi Klein.  Copyright © 2014 by Naomi Klein.  See: HERE The numbers are striking: in the 1990s, as the market integration project ramped up, global emissions were going up an average of 1 percent...

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October 22, 2014

Women driven by status, wealth rather than wanting babies, study suggests

October 22, 2014 — Women driven by status, wealth rather than wanting babies, study suggests  See: Science Daily A new study suggests that women are more driven to seek wealth and status than they are to reproduce. The research by Oxford University and Sheffield University says although low...

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October 21, 2014

Albemarle’s Comprehensive Plan: Not everything we need

October 21, 2014 — Albemarle’s Comprehensive Plan: Not everything we need  See original/source content: http://www.dailyprogress.com/news/local/opinion-column-albemarle-s-comprehensive-plan-not-everything-we-need/article_77d9b740-56fc-11e4-8c74-001a4bcf6878.html Albemarle County is in the home stretch of a complete update of its Comprehensive Plan. This plan identifies key land use and other issues the county expects to face in the next 20 years....

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October 20, 2014

Niger’s malnourished children

October 20, 2014 — Niger’s malnourished children In Niger, children with dusty blond hair are ubiquitous: It’s a sure sign of widespread malnourishment. Resources are scarce, while fertility rates are soaring. Yet family planning is an uphill struggle. See original/source content: http://www.dw.de/nigers-malnourished-children/a-17997260 Sometimes, when she has no more food...

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October 19, 2014

Opinion: The World Food Prize’s disservice to Borlaug

October 19, 2014 — The World Food Prize’s disservice to Borlaug  By Mr. Jonathan Wilson See source/original content: Source Des Moines Register I don’t like to rain on a parade, but I feel compelled to join with those expressing some reservation over the near-deification of Norman Borlaug. In the...

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October 18, 2014

U.S. Family Planning Improves Women’s Health

October 18, 2014 — U.S. FAMILY PLANNING EFFORT IMPROVES WOMEN’S HEALTH  New Analysis Quantifies the Wide-Ranging Benefits of the Contraceptive, STI and Cervical Cancer Prevention Services Provided as Part of Publicly Funded Family Planning Visits See source/original: http://www.guttmacher.org/media/nr/2014/10/14/index.html   U.S. women have long relied on publicly funded family planning...

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