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What if Defending Your Home Got You Killed?

In 2015, a hidden war claimed the lives of more than three people each week, according to a new report by NGO Global Witness. The cause of this war: land.

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Home Is Where the Forest Is

After centuries of caring for their forest home, the last remaining forest dwellers of Kenya find themselves trespassers on their own land, which has been designated a national game reserve.

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“That’s When Things Started to Change”

For every great societal challenge, there is a moment when we look back and say, “That’s when things started to change.” For our nation’s oral health crisis, that moment is now.

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Our Creative Portfolio

Videos, graphics, gifs, Twitter, blog posts, websites – these days, there are so many ways to communicate beyond traditional media, and Burness does ‘em all. To showcase some of our recent creative work, we’ve put together a new creative portfolio.

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#StandWithForests

For the first time in history, a climate agreement, signed in Paris, commits nearly every country in the world to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. And forest loss, which contributes about 11 percent of global emissions, was a central focus of the discussions.

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What Happens When Cartoonists Get Serious

Kenyan cartoonists are getting serious about putting an end to land grabs. Read on to learn (and see!) how they're doing it.

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We’re Coming for You, Tuberculosis

Our partners at TB Alliance just announced the world’s first availability of TB medicines for children. They’re fruit-flavored (yum!) and easily dissolved in water. Read more and sign the petition asking world leaders to adopt these treatments to end childhood TB once and for all.

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Nurses on the Frontlines of Care and Innovation

If you’ve ever been a patient in a hospital or visited someone who was, you probably remember the nurse. Why? Because that nurse was there at the bedside day in and day out, making sure you or your loved one was comfortable and being taken care of.

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Brazil’s Women Warriors Face New Challenge in Battle for Babassu Palm

Thirty years ago, the enemy was much easier to recognize and much easier to fight, says Dona Beliza Costa Souza, member of a union representing 350,000 rural women in northern and northeastern Brazil, who battle to protect the ubiquitous babassu palm trees that grow wild throughout the region.

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What’s Dental Therapy? A Profession!

It’s official: Dental therapy is a now a recognized profession, with national standards that create a path for training programs at colleges across the country. That’s according to the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA), the independent accrediting body for dentistry education programs in the United States.

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