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Making facial transplants easier

Several facial transplants have been successfully completed. One of the on-going concerns is rejection by the recipient. Scientists have a new insight on the rejection process.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Haiti marks fourth anniversary of quake that killed 250,000

Port-au-prince - Haiti marked four years on Sunday since a violent earthquake shattered the impoverished nation, which is still struggling to recover from the widespread devastation that killed 250,000 people.
In the Media by Clarens Renois (AFP)

Four years after earthquake, Haiti still in ruins

Port-au-prince - Four years after Haiti was hit by a violent earthquake, the dragging pace of reconstruction is nowhere more apparent than the capital, where its landmark presidential palace and cathedral remain in ruins.
In the Media by Clarens Renois (AFP)

Op-Ed: Hockey sticks and climate change, what's the connection?

U.N. climate talks were initiated in 1992, when scientists warned we were pumping CO2 and other gases into the atmosphere at alarming rates. With the Warsaw talks nearing an end today, the world's still in a quandary over climate change and its effects.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 1 comment

Three years after quake, Haitians continue to suffer in camps

Three years after Haiti was hit by a disastrous earthquake, over 358,000 people continue to live in makeshift camps spread around Port-au-Prince, where they remain exposed to crime and diseases, such as the cholera outbreak affecting the country.
In the Media by Raluca Besliu - 11 comments

Penn's profanity-laden speech and Haiti's reconstruction efforts

Since the devastating 2010 earthquake that hit Haiti, actor and activist Sean Penn has been constantly involved in assisting the Caribbean country’s recovery.
In the Media by Raluca Besliu - 2 comments

Contemplation, connection, and hope at the 9/11 Memorial Special

New York - The tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 9/11 came and went in September. I'd been avoiding going to the memorial - until recently. I'm glad I did.
Digital Journal Report by Cate Kustanczy - 1 comment

After Libyan conflict, race is on for Libyan oil

Tripoli - Libya is positioning itself as for an economic revival after recent social unrest is leading to an apparent regime change, with five international oil companies already back in the country, having resumed operations to get its oil into their pipelines.
In the Media by Lynn Herrmann

US cannot account for billions of Iraq reconstruction dollars

The US Department of Defence can't account for $8.7 billion which were supposed to go toward reconstruction in Iraq. No central organization oversaw how the funds were dispersed.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin - 2 comments

Development and Aid in Haiti: Looking into the shadows Part I

Curtained behind the bloated non-profit sector working in Haiti are the for-profit corporations who work for USAID. Not much is known about the for-profits because they are accountable only to the organizations that give them funding.
In the Media by Stephanie Dearing - 5 comments
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