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Opinion: We have only one planet, and it is speaking to us

SEATTLE TIMES

May 15, 2019

By Alejandro Grajal and Robert W. Davidson
Special to The Times

Everyone deserves the opportunity to share in the wonder of nature, but the fact is that many species around the world need our help. The United Nations last week released urgent and sobering findings from a three-year research project forecasting the extinction of nearly 1 million animal and plant species due to climate change and human impacts to the environment.

In the report, 450 scientists sounded the alarm and clearly described the impending extinction crisis. It is hard not to feel overwhelmed and even Read More “Opinion: We have only one planet, and it is speaking to us”

Americares Responds to Cyclone Fani

Stamford, Conn. – May 3, 2019 – Americares India is preparing to deliver medicine and relief supplies to assist survivors of India’s worst cyclone in decades.

Cyclone Fani made landfall in Odisha Friday morning local time with wind gusts over 120 mph—the equivalent of a Category 3 hurricane. More than 1 million people evacuated India’s east coast as the storm approached, taking refuge from the heavy rains and punishing winds in more than 800 emergency shelters.

americares logoAmericares is planning to deliver medicine and relief supplies to Odisha this weekend, including tarps, water cans and water purification tablets for up to Read More “Americares Responds to Cyclone Fani”

Blocked From Safety: Unaccompanied Children Along the U.S.-Mexico Border

New Report by Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)

Beginning in December 2018, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) conducted a series of visits to different points along the United States-Mexico border to learn about conditions and challenges experienced by unaccompanied children seeking protection and access to United States ports of entry. Following KIND’s initial trip to Tijuana in December 2018, the organization published The Protection Gauntlet, in which it reported concerns that unaccompanied children in Tijuana were being systematically prevented from accessing the San Ysidro port and therefore protection in the United States. This report provides an update Read More “Blocked From Safety: Unaccompanied Children Along the U.S.-Mexico Border”