Fighting poverty more effectively at home and abroad

The fact of the matter is foreign aid policy is more political than personal. Often, even if a foreign country has high levels of extreme poverty, other nations will reduce aid if the foreign country’s political leaders act contrary to the prevailing will of the donating country.
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Study cooks up ideas for stove efficiency

The simple task of boiling water can take a Haitian almost 40 minutes using traditional charcoal stoves, during which they are exposed to levels of air pollution that can effectively shorten the average life by 6.6 years. However, researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are working to improve the efficiency
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UC Berkeley student dies while volunteering in Haiti

UC Berkeley undergraduate Christopher Zahuta, known for his heart and humor, died in Haiti on July 17 after falling from a roof while sleeping three days prior. He was 20. Zahuta had been building schools with the nonprofit organization All Hands International in Leogane, Haiti, for over a month before
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