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Environment
3 Climate change threatens more accidents on Mount Everest

Last month’s avalanche on Mount Everest that killed 16 Sherpas exposed a tourism industry that relies heavily on cheap labor from a poor country to allow wealthy foreigners the dream of summiting the world’s tallest mountain. It is likely that such avalanches will occur more often in the region of…

Human Rights
0 The human cost of Qatar’s migrant policies

Doha Construction Site Revelations of the mistreatment of migrants working on the World Cup sites in Qatar continue to bring forward a larger problem in the Middle Eastern nation. The AFP revealed on Monday that more than 450 Indian migrants have died while working in Qatar over the past two…

Basics
0 Qatar construction sector rife with migrant abuse

Poor conditions at the PCSI workers’ labor camp in Doha’s Industrial Area.Amnesty A broken migrant worker scheme in Qatar has allowed widespread abuse in the construction sector, says Amnesty International. The human rights group released a new report today that shines yet another spotlight on the treatment of the workers…

Basics
0 Splash founder explains why he wants to kill off his charity

Eric Stowe wants to kill off his charity. The founder of Splash, a Seattle-based organization that brings clean water to communities, defines the success of his work as reaching a point where everyone has access to clean water. His TEDxSeattle talk this June explains how Splash is working to spread…

Global Health
0 Catching Up on Cholera in Haiti

When cholera broke out in Haiti in October 2010, reporter Jonathan Katz* was the first to break the story connecting UN peacekeepers from Nepal to the outbreak. Nearly two years later, Haiti is still struggling to address the issue of cholera and the UN has yet to admit that it was…