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How free laptops in Madagascar offer kids information and tools for self-expression

Every child, no matter what country they're from or their social background, should have the chance to use and learn about technology. That's the thinking behind a number of projects led by international organizations like UNESCO and UNICEF. They hope to bolster education and economic growth by maki

SONETHING.COM - 2018-03-21 23:21:00

CREATURE FEATURE: Greenup County, Kentucky, man brings wild animals to public

"We're going to see some special animals today," Dr. Des Covery told children gathered for a birthday party at the Highland Museum in Ashland. "I've been to different continents and seen special places," he said of the hunt for creatures he was about to present to them. Dr. Des Covery is the name us

IRONTON ONLINE - 2018-03-21 15:13:09

Madagascar: Tropical Storm hits Madagascar - Flash Update #4 | 21 March 2018

Severe Tropical Storm Eliakim made landfall in north-eastern Madagascar on 16 March in Maroantsetra district, which was one of the districts most affected by Tropical Cyclone Enawo in 2017. After 48 hours of heavy rain, winds and floods in the north and north-eastern areas of Madagascar, Eliakim lef

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2018-03-21 15:19:02

500 Coffees #91: Dr Scott D. Sampson

Meet Dr Scott D. Sampson. Dr Scott as he's known on the popular Jim Henson Company show Dinosaur Train, which he hosts. Dr Sampson as he's known in his role as the President and CEO of Science World.Dr Scott D. Sampson We met for coffee in his office at Science World and one of the first things I co

VANCOUVERISAWESOME.COM - 2018-03-20 22:47:05

Listeriosis: WHO reaches out to African countries

The World Health Organization has reached out to 16 African nations-Angola, Botswana, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe to provide support for preparedness and response t

OUTBREAKNEWSTODAY.COM - 2018-03-20 20:24:29

For a glimpse of a world ruled by women, look at lemurs. (They keep the men in check.) | News & Observer

Liesl, a 9-year-old ring-tailed lemur with the attitude of an Amazon warrior, is the undisputed matriarch of the North Carolina pine forest her family calls home. She and her troop preside over 14 acres of land, foraging alongside squirrels and cardinals when the weather is nice. Aracus, Liesl's a

RALEIGH NEWS & OBSERVER - 2018-03-20 17:08:00

8 reasons why Madagascar should be on your radar

Madagascar, the world's fourth largest island, is a giant wonderland of natural sights and experiences. It's a place of diverse landscapes, climates and tribal systems, where traditional beliefs in taboo (fady) and animism remain strong alongside imported Christianity from 19th-century missionaries

ROUGH GUIDES - 2018-03-20 08:54:59

25 World's Smallest Animals You Won't Believe Are Real

Have you ever wondered what the smallest animal in the world is? Well, you've come to the right place. Some animals are so small, you seriously won't believe your eyes. From frogs to horses, different species of animals from around the world got the short end of the stick. What's even more exciting

LIST25 - 2018-03-20 09:00:30

If coral reefs disappear, so will they

Coral reefs may not survive the century because of global warming. CNN columnist John Sutter travels to Madagascar, where a village depends on reefs for survival. READ MORE SEE LESS Coral reefs may not survive the century because of global warming. CNN columnist John Sutter travels to Madagasc

MSN.COM - 2018-03-20 07:36:00

How tourists can help prevent wildlife trafficking and poaching - The Boston Globe

When tourists encounter wildlife, especially in exotic locations, "they can make decisions that can lead to helping the animal," said Tracy Bain, senior programs officer for the wildlife crime program at the International Fund for Animal Welfare. The nonprofit group, which is based in Washington, D.

BOSTON GLOBE - 2018-03-20 07:00:00

Survey Reveals Africa Boom Among Chinese Travelers

WHY IT RATES: Chinese travelers are at the forefront of developing trends within the industry, and travel agents should be taking note of the influx of interest in Africa..-Donald Wood, Breaking News Senior Writer. Chinese travelers love Africa. According to the results of their latest Travel Trends


NASA analyzes Tropical Cyclone Eliakim's rainfall, wind shear now affecting storm

NASA's Aqua satellite captured a visible-light image of Tropical Cyclone Eliakim on March 19 at 6:45 a.m. EST (1045 UTC) that showed northwesterly wind shear pushing storms southeast of the center of circulation. Credit: NASA Rapid Response Team Tropical Cyclone Eliakim soaked the eastern coast of


Woodruff School ACE Music Students To Be Running Wild

WOODRUFF SCHOOL ACE MUSIC invites community members to escape the "zoo" of life in SEABROOK, NJ and join them on a transatlantic musical adventure when its students perform DreamWorks Madagascar - A Musical Adventure JR. beginning April 12th, it was announced today by Drew Cohen, president of Music


The Turtle Extinction Crisis

It's not easy to be a turtle in the 21st century. A new report warns that freshwater turtles and tortoises are among the world's most threatened groups of species, with more than 40 percent at risk of extinction due to habitat loss, the illegal pet trade, and consumption for food and traditional med


At least 17 die in Madagascar tropical storm

Reuters Tourists walk along a beach with heavy clouds caused by the proximity of tropical storm Franklin that is near the coast of Quintana Roo, in Tulum, Mexico August 7, 2017. ANTANANARIVO - A powerful tropical storm which swept through Madagascar has left 17 people dead and affected thousands o


Tropical storm Eliakim kills 17 in Madagascar: authorities

ANTANANARIVO (Reuters) - At least 17 people died when a tropical storm hit eastern Madagascar over the weekend, authorities said. More than 6,000 people were displaced by the storm, called Eliakim, the National Office of Risk and Disaster Management said in a statement late on Sunday. The tropical s


At Least 7 Dead in Madagascar After Tropical Cyclone Eliakim Triggers Flooding, Landslides

Multiple deaths have been reported after Tropical Cyclone Eliakim made landfall in Madagascar, battering the island nation with heavy rain that triggered flooding and landslides. A majority of the deaths occurred on the island's east coast, AllAfrica.com reports. The storm first made landfall Frid


Madagascar, La Reunion - Tropical Cyclone ELIAKIM(DG ECHO, BNGRC) (ECHO Daily Flash of 18 March 2018)

TC Eliakim-18 made landfall on 16 March in Cap Masoala and district of Maroantsetra. TC affected the main island with heavy rains and winds especially for Antongil Golf and Masoala Peninsula - district of Maroantsetra - the most vulnerable area to floods. The most rainfall impact is expected to occu


Madagascar hit by another tropical cyclone

After his family died, he threatened to kill himself. So the police took his guns. Provided by Al Jazeera Tropical Cyclone Eliakim brought torrential rain to the waterlogged island [NASA Earth Observatory] Tropical Cyclone Eliakim has battered Madagascar with strong winds and torrential rain. The


French island hospital groans under African baby influx

Mamoudzou (AFP) - Protests over illegal immigration gripping the French island of Mayotte off Africa's coast have an unexpected epicentre: a maternity ward packed to bursting point. The main hospital in Mayotte, wedged between Madagascar and the southeast African mainland, is now home to the busiest