President Rene Preval Assesses Haiti’s Quake Recovery

PBS NewsHour‘s Ray Suarez talks with Haitian President Rene Preval about the recovery the country still faces, six months after a devastating

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Martin Fisher (KickStart) Fighting Poverty in Kenya by Selling Water Pumps to Poor Farmers

PBS‘s Spencer Michels reports on the story of how a California social entrepreneur sees the chance to increase access to clean water in Kenya

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2009: a great year for open access

2009 has been a good year for open access; for details, see my December 11, 2009 Dramatic Growth of Open Access. Happy

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Irreversible Catastrophic Climate Destabilization

Image via Wikipedia Last Friday’s edition of NOW on PBS asks, “Is a coastal catastrophe approaching, and what should we be doing about

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California Water Policy

I got this letter from my state legislator last week. Posted without comment. Dear Mr. Xxxxxxxxx: California’s lack of water could result in more

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Nobel Peace Prize goes to US President Obama

Congratulations to Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States of America, who has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 2009 “for his

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Good News

Good news are a good place to blog. First of all, winning the Astellas USA award for doing work that has an impact on global health we have written

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Medal of Freedom: President Barak Obama & Dr. Muhammad Yunus

Once again, Muhammad Yunus tells it like it is. See the abstract of his talk at the National Press Club the same day:

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Welfare for wild horses

This isn’t necessarily a chemistry-related subject, but irony abounds, as the band I am in started working on the song ‘Wild

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Quote of the day re: OPEC

I thought this was well said: …But what the bloc’s members seem to keep forgetting, he said, is that “the Stone Age didn’t

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Chemists Without Borders has moved!

Hi, Everybody, Sorry to have been gone for so long. Chemists Without Borders has a new mailing address and phone numbers, shown near the top of the

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Biomass Chemicals: From Green Plants to Chemistry, by Mitch Jacoby

Look Inside >> July 6, 2009 Chemicals from the Garden: Advances in Biomass Chemistry transform plant matter to valuable chemicals. I recommend

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