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Article ID: 709047

Environmental justice begins with awareness, advocacy

University of Alabama Huntsville

Dr. Azita Amiri, an assistant professor in UAH’s College of Nursing, and Dr. Shuang Zhao, an assistant professor in both the Department of Political Science and the Department of Atmospheric Science, have been working to bring attention to the plight of residents in Uniontown, Ala., an environmental justice community located in the state’s Black Belt.

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4-Mar-2019 1:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 708868

Child poverty could be cut in half with proposals by UCI-led national panel

University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., Feb. 28, 2019 — Child poverty in America could be decreased by 50 percent in a decade through a combination of work-oriented and income support programs, according to a national panel chaired by Greg Duncan, Distinguished Professor of education at the University of California, Irvine. The Committee on Building an Agenda to Reduce the Number of Children Living in Poverty by Half in 10 Years today announced its recommendations, based on a two-year evaluation of 20 program and policy ideas.

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28-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 708606

Chicago Parents Identify Top 10 Social Issues for Youth in the City

Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

In a new survey released by Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH), Chicago parents identified gun violence, bullying and poverty as the biggest social problems for children and adolescents in the city. The survey included parents from all 77 community areas in Chicago.

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25-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST

Article ID: 708320

Study says attacks on infrastructure in Gaza and West Bank exact human cost

Duke University

Israel's targeting of agricultural, water and energy infrastructures in the West Bank and Gaza Strip has had dire impacts on human welfare and livelihoods in both locations, a new report by researchers at Duke University and the University of New Hampshire shows.

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19-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST

Law and Public Policy

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Article ID: 708256

UW-Milwaukee Supports Students Coming Out of Foster Care

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Program, one of only two in the University of Wisconsin System, provides coaching and information for students without traditional family networks.

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18-Feb-2019 3:05 PM EST

Education

Article ID: 707492

Monthly wages are an important step towards economic development

University of Zurich

Across developing economies, most workers and agricultural producers are paid are paid on a daily basis. This has a negative impact on their ability to generate savings for large expenses. Researchers from UZH show dairy farmers and agricultural workers prefer to be paid once at the end of the month, rather then daily, because monthly payments schemes are an efficient tool to increase saving.

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4-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 707393

Report calls for new strategies to contend with Chicago gangs, violence

University of Illinois at Chicago

The nature of gang violence in Chicago has been changing but policies and practices to address it have not, according to a new report from the University of Illinois at Chicago's Great Cities Institute.

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1-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST

Law and Public Policy

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Article ID: 707164

Many Children in Somaliland Suffer Conditions that Could Be Eased by Surgery, but Most of Those Needs Go Unmet

Baylor University

Children in Somaliland suffer a significant burden of health conditions — particularly congenital deformities and wound-related conditions — that could be bettered by surgery, but most of these needs are being unmet, according to a study co-led by Baylor University and Duke University and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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29-Jan-2019 12:05 PM EST

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