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Bangladesh and Our Global Future

Agriculture researchers in Bangladesh have released a new report on climate change. They predict that if nothing is done, rice production will dramatically decline by 2050, just as the nation’s population is peaking. As a hot, low-lying, agricultural nation, Bangladesh is especially vulnerable to climate change.

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Measles Outbreak in Southern Africa

It’s easy to forget about measles. It has an effective vaccine, and it is one of the milder childhood diseases. That doesn’t mean we can ignore it, though. Measles only stays gone as long as we keep up the fight against it. 758 people have died from measles in Southern Africa this year.

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Voice of the Voiceless is Silenced

The New York Times reported today on the killing of a Congolese human rights activities. Floribert Chebeya Bahizire was found dead in his car on June 2nd, in the Mont Ngafula neighborhood of Kinshasa.

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UNICEF’s MDG World Cup

If watching the world games are too stressful for you, UNICEF has a handy alternative. They’re tracking the world cup and competing the countries in the tournament according to their progress on the Millennium Development Goals. Today’s match-up was England vs. Slovenia. While England is the clear MDG winner, it’s not the total rout you might expect.