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  Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
  Nothing is going to get better. It's not.
  — Dr. Seuss, "The Lorax"

Children and Youth in the (Environmental) News

Vast African Dump Poisons Children: U.N Reuters , 05 October 2007

NAIROBI - Willis Ochieng, 10, scavenges through smoking refuse piled as high as a house at one of Africa's biggest rubbish mountains, his friends sitting nearby sucking on dirty plastic bottles of noxious yellow glue. More >>

Scholarship Opportunities

MAB Young Scientists Awards

Since 1989, UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme has provided 10 young researchers each year with awards up to US$5,000 in support of their research on ecosystems, natural resources and biodiversity. Through the MAB Young Scientists Awards, MAB is investing in a new generation of scientists worldwide because with think well-trained and committed young people are key to addressing ecological and sustainability issues. Applications are due by 30 September 2008.

For more information, contact
MAB Secretariat, Division of Ecological and Earth Sciences, UNESCO 1, rue Miollis 75732 Paris Cedex 15 France
Fax: +(33-1) 45.68.58.04
E-mail: mab.awards@unesco.org
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