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The Teen Outreach Program (TOP)

Building self-esteem yields substantial results in reducing the rates of unwanted teen pregnancy, school dropout and academic failure -- primary goals of the Teen Outreach Program (TOP).


IMAGES -- Theater for Young Hearts and Minds Teen Project

To address the high rate of pregnancy and sexually transmissible infections among Southern California's adolescents, Planned Parenthood of San Diego and Riverside Counties decided to involve teens in an effort to reach their peers.


Gates Foundation, Norway Contribute $1 Billion to Increase Child Immunization in Developing Countries

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced a grant of $750 million, and Norway committed $290 million, to support the work of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI).


Tsumani Victims: Where to send contributions

The following list provided by the Associated Press staff is among the aid agencies accepting contributions for those affected by the earthquake and tsunamis in Asia.


International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War

Across the developing world and the countries of the former Soviet Union, old chemical stockpiles, aging nuclear reactors, damaged and decaying factories and other assorted environmental time-bombs are ticking.


Stockholm Convention on POPs to Become International Law, Launching Global Campaign to Eliminate 12 Hazardous Chemicals

The 2001 Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) enters into force on Monday, 17 May, marking the start of an ambitious international effort to rid the world of PCBs, dioxins and furans, and nine highly dangerous pesticides.


Governments Propose New CITES Trade Rules For Dozens of Wildlife Species

The proposals offer detailed arguments on how to improve the conservation
and sustainable use of the African elephant, the minke whale, the great
white shark, various tropical birds, trees and orchids, numerous turtle
species, the southern white rhinoceros, two species of crocodile, the bald
eagle, several medicinal plants and many other species.


Controlling the Andean potato weevil through Integrated Pest Management

Controlling Andean potato weevils while minimizing pesticide use


“Development Connections: The Hedgerow Model” by Neva R. Goodwin from "Evolving Values for a Capitalist World."

In economic thinking, development is a teleologic process; it aims to accomplish changes that will bring the state of the world closer to some preferred state. Different development actors and agents hold different visions of the preferred state—the goal. For development to achieve its objectives, the process must be well matched to the goal.


Downtown redevelopment: The Denver Dry Building

Central Business District’s (CBC) revitalization using mix-use, mixed-income redevelopment of historical buildings.


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