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I am seriously considering stringing for Al Jazeera after my USAID adaptation contract is up. They are, by far in my opinion, leading the world in media, journalism, investigations, and “tone.”

You can change someone’s life today, please donate blood to the Red Cross. Locate and donate in your area: Red Cross/Locations.

Any one else having this problem? I’m logged in, but I cannot ask fellow tumblrer’s questions. What do I do?

Update: Missing-e disabled, refresh or logging in/out doesn’t work, issue applies to Chrome and FF (like the rest of the world, I don’t use IE).

Lemme know! I’m tempted to stack it with climate law books, but thinking about adding some city planning and environmental justice books. What do you think?

hyperallergic:

Some Help for Artists, Galleries, Private Collections and Museums Impacted by Hurricane Sandy

As the Eastern Seaboard continues to recover from Hurricane Sandy, those impacted by the devastating storm are slowly coming to terms with the shock of losing art, furniture and other possessions, but we want them to know there are a few resources that can possibly help them with their recovery.

Pass it on.

Huge earthquake in Iran leaves hundreds dead, thousands homeless. Heartbreaking slide show. The US best step-up and help them. Red Cross set up a donations page.

nbcnews:

‘People need help’: Iran hospitals swamped by earthquake victims

(Photo: Handout / Reuters)

Overcrowded hospitals in northwestern Iran struggled to cope with thousands of earthquake victims on Sunday and rescuers raced to reach remote villages after two powerful quakes killed nearly 300 people. 

Thousands huddled in makeshift camps or slept in the street after Saturday’s quakes in fear of more aftershocks, 60 of which had already struck. A lack of tents and other supplies left them exposed to the night chill, one witness told Reuters. 

Read the complete story.

(via nbcnews)

Help: I’m looking for city-run tumblrs similar to the fantastic nycedc.

Prefer a *government run* tumblr covering city shtuffs (arts, schools, infrastructure, parks, water fronts, real estate development, rivers, pot holes, anything city related).

Anyone? Please hit me up.

This week at NYCEDC:

Have a great weekend, NYC!

Photo credit: flickr.com/mcmillianfurlow

Yet again, McKibben provides no tangible solutions to addressing climate change (getting arrested is not a solution, brother). What a waste of people’s time. I stand by my 3-part solution for smarter-over-the-long-term environmentalism: 1) Attend your city’s meetings (you’ll learn how government works, and how to change laws.); 2) learn how to read and comment on your city’s budget and environmental impact statements (you have the real rather than perceived opportunity to change environmental regulations); 3) run for office (stop whining and stop losing).

There’s also an interesting hypothesis for more effective environmentalism proposed by Bill Scher - building coalitions with businesses, which can be read here.

Begins real rough, but there is progress.

unicef:

VIDEO REPORT: Rewriting Zimbabwe’s education system

UNICEF reports on the Education Transition Fund, which is is providing learning resources and improving school quality for the most vulnerable and marginalized children in Zimbabwe, including those with disabilities.

Learn more: http://uni.cf/NlWwm1

(via united-nations)

Brutal piece on ‘nodding disease,’ a rare disease with no known cause or cure.

globalvoices:

Nodding disease is a mentally and physically disabling disease that affects children between 1 and 10 years. It is currently restricted to small regions in South Sudan, Tanzania and northern Uganda. The disease is incurable at the moment and its cause is not known.

A Ugandan journalist, Florence Naluyimba, has taken the first initiative to investigate and bring the issue to light.