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Is Tech Key to Solving Poverty?

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November 1, 2013
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Colombia's Technology Minister Diego Molano has ambitions plans to create a nationwide fiber optic network which he says is the key to creating opportunities for the country's poor. Ruben Ramirez reports from Bogota.


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Genius Crow Solves Eight Complex Puzzles in Amazing Video

Genius Crow Solves Eight Complex Puzzles in Amazing Video

Buzz60 (Feb. 13, 2014) — Researchers at the University of Cambridge say they've proven crows aren't just the one of the smartest birds in the world, but even smarter than most preschoolers. A video shows a crow solving eight complex puzzles in a row in order to reach food. Jen Markham has the video. Video provided by Buzz60
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Madagascar Fights to Save Lemurs From Extinction

Madagascar Fights to Save Lemurs From Extinction

AFP (Aug. 16, 2013) — Lemurs, who only live on the island of Madagascar, are under threat from deforestation and poaching. NGOs are trying to save the species but they are fighting poverty, hunger and a lack of awareness among the local communities.
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Ecological Agriculture Could Double Food Production

Ecological Agriculture Could Double Food Production

Xinhua News Agency (Mar. 8, 2011) — A UN food study has determined that the adoption of ecological agriculture in poorer nations could double their food production within a decade. The study draws an explicit connection between poverty, agriculture, and integration with natural resources.
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