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Firefighters of the Forest

At a time when the world is desperately looking for solutions to limit and control forest fires, Guatemala’s forest communities demonstrate that the solution is quite simple: hand over control of forests to the people who live in them.

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Earth’s Superheroes

Guardians of the Galaxy aren't the only super group around. Meet six real-life heroes who toil to save our planet from destruction.

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Malaria: Not In My Backyard? Think Again.

A new study shows the impact of malaria in the United States.

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Harnessing the Power of Caterpillar Saliva

Innovations in agriculture—which have the potential to benefit millions of Americans, our economy and the environment—are under threat.

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In Africa, Protecting Community Lands Is Good for People, Peace and Profit

Governments, companies and investors benefit when they recognize the land rights of Indigenous Peoples and local communities.

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The Human Cost of Conservation: “Yellowstone Model” Wreaks Havoc Abroad

In the highlands of north-central Guatemala, old-school conservation methods are causing serious problems for indigenous communities who have sustainably harvested and cared for the area for hundreds of years.

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Americans May Gain Access to Cuba’s Groundbreaking Medicines

Due to the Obama administration’s recent actions, life-saving treatments developed in Cuba can now enter the normal regulatory process at the Food and Drug Administration, and, if approved, begin benefiting American patients.

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Introducing Burness 30 for 30

To celebrate Burness' 30th anniversary, we're committing to raising $30,000 for a new computer lab for the the African Education Project, a Zambia-based non-profit founded and led by a former Burnesser.

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A Forest Hero is Fêted in a Concrete Jungle

Paul Pavol, from the forested island of New Britain in Papua New Guinea, flew 9,000 miles to accept the fifth Alexander Soros Foundation Award for Environmental and Human Rights Activism.

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Evening of Storytelling Features Leaders from the Developing World

Aspen New Voices Fellows recently gathered in Nairobi to share the personal stories behind their work in development.

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