Daily Archives: April 11, 2017

Beyond Timbuktu: An Intellectual History of Muslim West Africa

Harvard Divinity School

Published on Apr 11, 2017

Ousmane Kane, HDS Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor of Contemporary Islamic Religion and Society and Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, discusses his recent publication, Beyond Timbuktu: An Intellectual History of Muslim West Africa.

Ali Asani (FAS), Khaled El-Rouayheb (NELC), and Fallou Ngom (BU) served as respondents.

Learn more about Harvard Divinity School and its mission to illuminate, engage, and serve at http://hds.harvard.edu/.

TeSAC Tuma La Dalia, Nicaragua

CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)

Published on Apr 11, 2017

Jóvenes de El Tuma-La Dalia en Nicaragua muestran qué los hace sentir orgullosos de su territorio, y cómo se están adaptando al cambio climático.


UN warns of mass starvation risk in four countries

Al Jazeera English

Published on Apr 11, 2017

UN warns of mass starvation risk in four countries.

The UN’s refugee agency is warning of mass deaths from starvation across the Horn of Africa, Nigeria and Yemen.

It’s raising the alarm due to a severe funding shortfall, that they say will bring on an unavoidable humanitarian crisis.

Al Jazeera’s Hashem Ahelbarra reports.


Tim DeChristopher: Climate Change Denial is Just Plain Selfishness


Published on Apr 11, 2017

Activist Tim DeChristopher joins a group of panelists convened in a Cambridge Forum to discuss our earthly options as the climate science debate heats up.

See the full discussion: http://forum-network.org/lectures/nor…

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Tillerson: Russia Must Choose Between Assad, US

Associated Press

Published on Apr 11, 2017

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday Russia must choose between aligning itself with the U.S. and like-minded countries, or embracing embattled Syrian leader Bashar Assad, Iran and militant group Hezbollah. (April 11)

High Consumption, Trade Shifts Harmful Effects of Pollution

VOA News

Published on Apr 11, 2017

Industrial air pollution causes nearly three-and-a-half million deaths a year, and international trade is shifting some of the harmful effects from consuming nations to producing nations, according to a study in the journal Nature. Mike O’Sullivan spoke with one of the authors of the report, who says that high consumption in the U.S. and Western Europe affects the health of people in manufacturing countries such as China.
Originally published at – http://www.voanews.com/a/high-consump…

Your Backyard Farmer – Mobile Minute

Food Farmer Earth

Published on Apr 11, 2017

What a great idea for a business! Help homeowners set up and grow their own food garden without having to do the manual labor. Two Portland women, Donna Smith and Robyn Streeter talk about when their idea began and how they put it into practice.