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Working to Preserve the Coral Triangle

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Scientists warn that, by the year 2030, virtually all coral reefs in the Coral Triangle Region will be threatened by ocean warming and acidification, and human activities. Read more >>

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Working Together to Feed the World and Protect the Planet

Farmers in Boti, a small community in the Eastern region of Ghana, take small tree seedlings to their farm to plant. The trees will provide soil stability, increase water quality, and provide a habitat for beekeeping. Photo credit: Kyndra Eide, Peace Corps

The first Earth Day celebration, 43 years ago, began a movement to create awareness about the need to protect the world’s natural resources so they can be enjoyed by generations to come. Read more >>

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Kazakhstan: Preserving Asia’s Bread Basket

Bread is the centerpiece of the Central Asian diet. Photo credit: USAID

Changes in the price and availability of wheat can have significant impacts on food security in the five Central Asian Republics and Afghanistan. Read more >>

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USAID in the News

Deputy Administrator Steinberg speaks in Bangladesh. Photo Credit: USAID/Bangladesh

A review of USAID’s top news highlights for week of March 25, 2013. Read more >>

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USAID in the Middle East: Using Data to Improve Regional Water Management (Part 1)

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Few places are drier than the Middle East and North Africa. Host to 5 percent of the world’s population, the region has only 1 percent of the world’s renewable fresh water.

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Getting to Zero and Eliminating Extreme Poverty

Climate change drives population problems in Uganda. The population lives largely in poverty. And with increasing droughts and heavy, erratic rains destroying farmland and spreading disease, it is important to establish alternative livelihoods for food and create awareness of adaptation for environmental changes – both priorities to protect the wildlife and wild lands.  Photo credit: Julie Larsen Maher, Wildlife Conservation Society

During his State of the Union address, the President articulated a vision that represented one of the clearest, most direct calls to development action in recent years. At USAID, we’ve spent considerable time analyzing what it would take to eradicate extreme poverty. Read more >>

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8 Things Our Future Military Leaders Need to Know About Water Management

Chris Holmes with West Point cadets following the lecture on water management. Photo credit: USAID

One day, our future military leaders will be planning and implementing peace-keeping operations, and it is important for them to know how water management approaches can help foster stability, resilience and economic growth. Read more >>

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Mexican Diaspora Leader Gives Back Green

The Impact Blog interviewed Luis Aguirre-Torres, CEO of GreenMomentum and recipient of the White House’s Champion of Change award. Read more >>

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Pressures on the Plundered Planet

Paul Collier, Professor of Economics at Oxford University, spoke earlier today at USAID’s Frontiers in Development Forum, and will speak again tomorrow morning. Below is an excerpt from his contribution to the Frontiers in Development essays. As the world economy grows, it increasingly faces natural constraints. These provide both new opportunities and new risks for the […]

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USAID in the News

Weekly Briefing (1/30/2012 – 2/3/2012) January 25: ClimateWire (registration required) published a story highlighting USAID’s efforts to assist Fiji design climate change plans. John Wilson, director of the office of technical services for USAID’s Middle East bureaus, said the team is working on ways to address water and food security as well as other needs brought about […]

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