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Malawi’s Farmers Face a Precarious Future From Climate Change-Related Storms

Malawi’s farmers—mostly women—lost their land, livestock, and livelihoods after a storm. They are struggling to recover in a nation considered one of the world’s most affected by extreme weather events.

Understanding Zoonotic Diseases: How Humans Get Sick From Nonhuman Animals

By Vicky Bond Author Bio: Vicky Bond is a veterinary surgeon, animal welfare scientist, and the president of The Humane League, a global nonprofit organization working to end the abuse of animals raised for food through institutional and individual change….

How Three New Museums Are Teaching the World About a Paradigm Shift in Our Understanding of Human Origins

By April M. Short Author Bio: April M. Short is an editor, journalist, and documentary editor and producer. She is a co-founder of the Observatory, where she is the Local Peace Economy editor, and she is a writing fellow at the Independent Media Institute. Previously, she…

1,000 days to go to the first Olympic event in Africa: the Youth Olympic Games Dakar 2026 are coming

International Olympic Committee 02 February 2024 – As the Senegalese capital prepares to welcome the world’s best youth athletes aiming to create a positive impact for young people throughout the host nation and the African continent, the Dakar 2026 Organising Committee…

A Compelling Theory to Explain a Key Trait of Modern Humans

BY Marjorie Hecht AUTHOR BIO: Marjorie Hecht is a longtime magazine editor and writer with a specialty in science topics. She is a freelance writer and community activist living on Cape Cod. SOURCE: Independent Media Institute CREDIT LINE: This article…

Seasons greetings from the Black World Media Network and the Institute of the Black World 21st Century!

Listen to his message Listen to his message Support the work and growth of your Black World Media Network (BWMN) by making a tax-deductible contribution today! Donate today! 24×7 Radio Broadcast Check us out. We’re on the air now! Conscious, progressive…

Palm oil in common household products is destroying the World’s ‘Orangutan Capital’

By Laurel Sutherlin Author Bio: Laurel Sutherlin is the senior communications strategist for Rainforest Action Network and a contributor to the Observatory. He is a lifelong environmental and human rights campaigner, naturalist, and outdoor educator with a passion for birds…

The New Grand Tour

By Jan Ritch-Frel Author Bio: Jan Ritch-Frel is the executive director of the Independent Media Institute and a co-founder of the Human Bridges project. Source: Independent Media Institute Credit Line: This article was produced by Human Bridges, a project of…