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U.N. Finally Acknowledges Its Role In Haiti Cholera Epidemic

After it was struck with a deadly earthquake in 2010, Haiti endured yet another tragedy: its first cholera outbreak. The U.N. initially denied that its humanitarian troops caused the outbreak, but now the global body is taking responsibility.

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The Issue with the DOJ’s Private Prison Decision

Politicians are making a big deal about a decision by the Department of Justice to end its use of private prisons. But what might sound like a win for human rights might in fact be just a drop in the bucket.

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These Cities are Investing in Walkable Neighborhoods

Why do we need more walkable cities? Quite simply, because walkable cities are, by definition, sustainable cities. Transportation remains a major source of greenhouse gas pollution, and, American homes remain firmly stuck in a fossil-fuel dependent transport infrastructure. Find out which cities are redeveloping walkable neighborhoods.

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Fixing America’s Waste Problem

3p’s Nithin Coca takes a closer look at America’s landfill waste problem and how we can begin to shift toward a circular economy.

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Listening To Learn: Best Practices for Social Purpose Strategy

Asking good questions is one of the most important skills a person, or a team, can develop. It’s also a skill attributed to successful high-performers, so it stands to reason that it translates as an indicator of a successful company.

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Lead, Follow or Get Out of The Way

The energy sector of our global economy has long been due for an overhaul. We need cleaner sources, an upgraded grid and new options for energy storage and carbon sequestration. But is the United States a leader in this effort?