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A child grabs sleep after a long day of labor in a struggling West African fishery.

How Protecting Wildlife Helps Stop Child Labor And Slavery

When scientists talk about the destruction of rain forests or the acidification of oceans, we often hear about the tragic loss of plants and animals.

But ecologists at the University of California, Berkeley, say there's also a human tragedy that frequently goes unnoticed: As fish and fauna are wiped out, more children around the world are forced to work. And more people are forced into indentured servitude, scientists wrote Thursday in the journal Science.

Smoke from shelling rises over a residential apartment house in Shakhtarsk, Donetsk region, on Monday. An international team abandoned its attempt to reach the crash site of a Malaysia Airlines plane for a second day running Monday as clashes raged in a town on the road to the area.

Team Investigating Downing Of MH17 Turns Back Due To Heavy Fighting

For a second day in a row, Dutch and Australian experts were unable to reach the debris field left by downed Malaysia Airlines flight 17 in eastern Ukraine.

CNN reports that as the team tried to make their way to the area, they heard explosions and were told there was heavy fighting, so they turned back. The network adds:

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Monday, July 28, 2014

WASHINGTON – Medicines for his infant son put U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan into early trouble as he began his attempt to live on a minimum-wage income for a week Thursday, the first day of the Live the Wage Challenge, “started a little rocky,” Ryan, D-13 Ohio, reported on Facebook. His wife, Andrea, had informed him that they had to pick up “a couple of prescriptions” for their new baby, Brady. The medications cost $24. “So we are down to $130 before we even got started,” he wrote in a post on Facebook. Under the experiment, the Ryans are living for a week on $154, what would...

Monday, July 28, 2014

WASHINGTON – Medicines for his infant son put U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan into early trouble as he began his attempt to live on live on a minimum-wage income for a week Thursday, the first day of the Live the Wage Challenge, “started a little rocky,” Ryan, D-13 Ohio, reported on Facebook. His wife, Andrea, had informed him that they had to pick up “a couple of prescriptions” for their new baby, Brady. The medications cost $24.  “So we are down to $130 before we even got started,” he wrote in a post on Facebook. Under the experiment, the Ryans are living for a week on $154,...