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1 hr ago | Fire Dog Lake

Yet Another Heartbreaking Inmate Death

In a report titled Kentucky Inmate Starves to Death , the Associated Press reported on Monday that James Kenneth Embry, age 57, died of starvation at the state penitentiary in Eddyville, Kentucky, on January 16, 2014.


Related Topix: Prison, Eddyville, KY, Natural Disasters

13 hrs ago | Coyote Blog

The Effect of the Black Death on Labor and Grain Prices

Long time readers will know that if I were asked to relive my life doing something entirely different, I would like to try studying economic history.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Natural Disasters

Tue Apr 22, 2014

The Dumbest Predictions from Earth Day Founders

The original Earth Day was proposed at the 1969 United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Conference in San Francisco by peace activist John McConnell and supported by UN Secretary General U Thant to honor peace on earth and the first day of spring on March 21, 1970.


Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Earth Day, Natural Disasters

More than 60 UMass students 'die' to demonstrate need for environmental justice

More than 60 students "died" at the University of Massachusetts Tuesday felled by famine, drought, asthma and other environmental causes due to climate change.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Holyoke, MA

Combating food insecurity and displacement in drought-hit parts of Afghanistan

Many fled due to conflict, but others fled due to a more subtle threat: drought.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Agriculture, Science

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Socialist Control, Earth Day, and Lenin's Birthday

It was not coincidental that the first Earth Day was on the 100th anniversary of the birth of Vladimir Lenin .


Related Topix: Environment, Science, Natural Disasters, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Mon Apr 21, 2014


What Americans Don't Know About The Central African Republic

Most Americans know nothing about the Central African Republic. They guess that it must be in the middle of Africa, but that's about it.


Related Topix: Central African Republic, World News, Africa, Natural Disasters

The Otago Daily Times

Pupils to fast for Malawi

Malawi aid organisations will benefit from money raised by about 20 pupils from Wakatipu High School for the 40th anniversary of the 40 Hour Famine.


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Oxford Mail

Time to reflect on the really true meaning of Passover celebration

UNLEAVENED bread called matzo, specially prepared foodstuffs, and a particular way of cooking feature in the celebration of Passover, an eight-day festival which is just coming to its end.


Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Passover, Baked Goods, Food, Bread, The Israelites, Ska, Israel, World News, Middle East, Natural Disasters

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Free Republic

Saudi Arabia Confirms 20 New Cases of Deadly MERS Virus

Around 49 people have been infected in the past six days by the incurable Middle East Respiratory Syndrome virus, which has claimed 76 lives in Saudi Arabia.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Epidemic

Winter Is Coming. And, Boy How We're Going to Wish We Still Had That Luxury Global Warming 'Problem'

Of all the many absurdities of the great climate change non-crisis which has been pointlessly obsessing our planet this last three or four decades, surely the most egregious is the way it has ignored one basic fact: global warming is good.


Related Topix: Geology, Science, Natural Disasters

National Geographic

Why South Sudan May Face World's Worst Famine in Quarter Century

A boy carries firewood through an informal settlement of internally displaced persons in South Sudan on January 10, 2014.


Related Topix: World News, Sudan, Africa, South Sudan, Natural Disasters, Agriculture, Science

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Conflict and hunger emergency grow in South Sudan

While in Nyal the heads of agencies witnessed a WFP airdrop from the ground, followed by a WFP food distribution.


Related Topix: Africa, South Sudan, World News, Natural Disasters


Astrology and Militant Atheism

IN THE RAVINGS OF ST JOHN THE DIVINE the quadriga-drawn chariot of Mars Victorious is transformed.


Related Topix: Atheism, Natural Disasters, End Times, US News, Liberal Political News

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Chambersburg Public Opinion

Church youth do 'Cross Walk' to spread Good Friday message

CHAMBERSBURG >> About 20 kids and teens with empty stomachs from three Chambersburg churches walked around downtown to spread the message of Good Friday and learn some lessons themselves.


Related Topix: Chambersburg, PA, Canada, Natural Disasters, Opinion

The Block Island Times

Reflections on Easter and Passover

Gratuitous acts of violence in our country in recent days raise questions about whether the message of Easter hope has any relevance.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Rome, NY, Staten-Island, NY, New York, NY

South Sudan: President Launches Famine-Averting Initiative

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir on Wednesday launched a home-grown initiative aimed at averting famine in the country where four months of violence have displaced more than a million people and prevented farmers from planting crops.


Related Topix: World News, Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Natural Disasters, Salva Kiir, Agriculture, Science

Thu Apr 17, 2014


UN Chief: 1 Million South Sudanese May Face Famine

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is warning that up to a million people could face famine in conflict-torn South Sudan unless there is immediate action.


Related Topix: Africa, South Sudan, World News, Natural Disasters

New Vision

Several wounded as gunmen attack civilians in S.Sudan UN bas......

This picture taken on April 11, 2014 shows SPLA soldiers resting inTerekeka. At least 14 people were wounded in South Sudan on April 17, 2014 after gunfire broke out during an angry demonstration outside a UN peacekeeping base in the war-ravaged town of Bor, the mayor said.


Related Topix: World News, Sudan, Africa, South Sudan, Natural Disasters

Grist Magazine

Is climate change the new slavery?

The latest report from the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is out, with its layers of deadening bureaucratic prose.


Related Topix: Global Warming, Natural Disasters