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Sarah Lazare, staff writer
Anne Benson, 49, a market vendor in Monrovia, Liberia, one of the countries impacted both by the Ebola outbreak and by massive IMF and World Bank debt. (Photo: Morgana Wingard/ UNDP/flickr/cc)
An alliance of African mayors is demanding that the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank cancel debts owed by West African nations that are in the grips of an Ebola crisis. The call was issued this week in a Communiqué entitled "The Accra Accord on Ebola," which emerged from a three-day conference of Global Alliance of Mayors and Leaders...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Hundreds of Walmart workers and street vendors protested outside the corporation's headquarters in Gurgaon, India. (Photo: Masaud Akhtar/ Twitter)
Calling out one of the world's richest families for perpetuating global...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Faced with an opportunity to end the epidemic within two decades or risk...

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With U.S. corporate interests revved up to plunder ever more fossil fuel, NASA has released a stunning new look at how carbon dioxide in the atmosphere - the deadly result of all that plunder - travels around the globe. Called a “Nature Run,” the high resolution visualization, launched at a supercomputing conference, shows massive red plumes of carbon dioxide swirling and churning with the winds and seasons. Mesmerizing. Terrifying.