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Health

Miracle Gro Gone Wild

Last week, National Geographic took on the explosive impact that the widespread use of chemical nitrogen fertilizer to boost crop production has on human health and the environment. Scientists have been leading a clarion call about the impacts of excess nitrogen for decades, but the issue remains little known, even though the impacts touch…

On Our Minds: Suddenly, Women are Hot Again

On July 11, international development big wigs - from governments to the Gates Foundation - announced some very big news at a family planning summit in London: giving women what they want matters again. Specifically, giving over 200 million women worldwide access to the basic modern contraception they want, but…

Paving the Way for a Clean Energy Future: Convening Communicators on Coal

We all know that coal is a dirty business—it pollutes our air and water and poisons our bodies. Communities around the country are banding together to fight new coal plants and champion cleaner alternatives. But when the coal plant is already in a community, providing jobs and power, and sponsoring…