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New data for strategic disaster philanthropy 


Hurricane Dorian caused catastrophic damage in the Bahamas and parts of the eastern United States. In 2019, millions of people around the world were affected by disasters and humanitarian crises. Wildfires plagued the Amazon, California and Australia.

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Climate Warming and Palo Alto -> Miradi and the World

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Rare is working in Abaco Island in the Bahamas to protect critically threatened species like the Spiny Lobster, Eastern Steppe Mongolia to help save the Mongolian gazelle among other species; and Uthaithanee, Thailand to save the Indochinese tiger.

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How Indigenous Peoples’ Day is Supplanting Columbus Day

Whole Whale

He “found” the Bahamas. Columbus vs Indigenous Peoples’ Day Holiday Timeline History. 1492: A directionally challenged, but well-funded Columbus thought he found a new route to Asia. Made 4 more trips and kicked off a European invasion of an already occupied land, while setting the stage for the transatlantic slave trade and genocide.