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UNH Researchers Find Human Impact on Forest Still Evident After 500 Years

 

UNH Researchers Find Human Impact on Forest Still Evident After 500 Years

Newswise — DURHAM, N.H. – Tropical forests span a huge area, harbor a wide diversity of species, and are important to water and nutrient cycling on a planet scale. But in ancient Amazonia, over 500 years ago, clearing tropical forests was a way of survival to provide land for families to farm and villages to prosper. Researchers at the University of New Hampshire used high-tech tools to more precisely view where these cleared sites were and how much lasting impact they had on the rainforest in the Amazon Basin in South America.

“One of the key mysteries in this area of the world is that no one knows how many people lived in Amazonia before European contact,” said Michael Palace, an associate professor in the Earth Sciences Department and Earth Systems Research Center at UNH. “Once the Europeans arrived,

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Eugene Hosts Number Of Events About Scourge Of Human Trafficking And Slavery

Activists against human trafficking in the Eugene-Springfield area are holding a series of events this month to spread awareness of the problem. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children figures more than 100,000 kids are trafficked annually in the U.S.  Luring and coercing victims into the commercial sex trade is also a $100-billion  industry.

The group, Lane County Against Trafficking, is holding a march, survivor speak out, and an awareness training session this month. 

Curtis Newell is a

Read more at: http://klcc.org/post/eugene-hosts-number-events-about-scourge-human-trafficking-and-slavery

How do I report human trafficking?

To report suspected human trafficking, call the National Human Trafficking Hotline toll-free at 1-888-373-7888.

The hotline is available around the clock. Callers may remain anonymous and reports are kept confidential. 

Hotline staff members review reports and notify police or service providers when warranted.

Tips also can be submitted online.

To report missing children or child pornography, contact the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678 or through their Cybertipline.

If someone is in immediate danger, call 911.

 

 

 

Read more at: https://www.indystar.com/story/opinion/2018/01/12/how-report-human-trafficking/1014150001/

Torlakson Praises Groundbreaking Human Trafficking Legislation

Tom Torlakson, California Superintendent of Public Instruction

SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson recognized National Human Trafficking Awareness Day on Thursday and applauded the Governor and the Legislature for passing a law making California the first state to adopt human trafficking training for teachers and students.

“Human trafficking is a tragedy that traumatizes and damages its victims, often for the rest of their lives,” said Torlakson. “Too often this type of criminal exploitation goes unnoticed. This new law provides training and support to help school administrators, teachers, and support staff prevent students from becoming victims, identify students who may be victims of human trafficking, and turn schools into a safe refuge.”

The Human Trafficking Prevention Education and Training Act, Assembly Bill 1227, sponsored by Assemblymember Rob Bonta, was signed by Governor Brown last year and took effect on January 1 of this year.

AB 1227

Read more at: https://scvnews.com/2018/01/11/torlakson-praises-groundbreaking-human-trafficking-legislation/

Not just prostitutes: What you need to know about the depth of human trafficking in Utah

Put yourself in these shoes: You’re a single mother, a nursing student, gearing up to get your degree. Suddenly, you find yourself in a tough spot. 

You’re approached by someone who tells you, “I have a way for you to get quick money.” You look at your two children, and decide that you have no other choice but to try to survive. 

This is the true story of a Utah woman who began prostituting herself voluntarily in order to keep her children alive. Eventually, she moved in with her trafficker, but after working only a couple of nights as a prostitute, she decided she couldn’t do it anymore. She said she’d find another way, and that it just wasn’t “her.” 

Sex offender treatment in

Read more at: http://www.thespectrum.com/story/news/2018/01/11/not-just-prostitutes-what-you-need-know-depth-human-trafficking-utah/1025817001/

YWCA observes Human Trafficking Awareness Month

VAN WERT – January is Human Trafficking Awareness month and as part of its mission the YWCA of Van Wert County will the area.

The
Y’s Julie Schaufelberger, who is heading up the plans, stated that
there are many sobering statistics that surround human trafficking and
its victims. There are a few types of trafficking that occur, with the
most prevalent being sex trafficking (73 percent), followed by labor (14
percent).

“Many people believe human trafficking is an
international problem when the reality is that 80 percent of trafficking
victims in 2011 were American citizens,” said Schaufelberger.
“Nationally, Ohio ranks fourth in the National Center for Missing and
Exploited Children and were likely child sex trafficking victims.”

She noted that the average age of girls who are forced into sex trafficking Is 12-17 years of age.

“The
YWCA of Van Wert County’s mission is dedicated to eliminating racism,
empowering women and promoting peace,

Read more at: http://www.timesbulletin.com/Content/Default/Homepage-Rotator/Article/YWCA-observes-Human-Trafficking-Awareness-Month/-3/1168/213301

YWCA observes Human Trafficking Awareness Month – Times Bulletin

VAN WERT – January is Human Trafficking Awareness month and as part of its mission the YWCA of Van Wert County will the area.

The
Y’s Julie Schaufelberger, who is heading up the plans, stated that
there are many sobering statistics that surround human trafficking and
its victims. There are a few types of trafficking that occur, with the
most prevalent being sex trafficking (73 percent), followed by labor (14
percent).

“Many people believe human trafficking is an
international problem when the reality is that 80 percent of trafficking
victims in 2011 were American citizens,” said Schaufelberger.
“Nationally, Ohio ranks fourth in the National Center for Missing and
Exploited Children and were likely child sex trafficking victims.”

She noted that the average age of girls who are forced into sex trafficking Is 12-17 years of age.

“The
YWCA of Van Wert County’s mission is dedicated to eliminating racism,
empowering women and promoting peace,

Read more at: http://www.timesbulletin.com/Content/Default/Homepage-Rotator/Article/YWCA-observes-Human-Trafficking-Awareness-Month/-3/1168/213301

Human trafficking

Some of the most vulnerable people in our society are at risk of becoming a casualty of a disturbing crime.

It could start as innocently as a young person befriending a stranger on the Internet, or a teenager feeling entrapped and looking for a way out.

The criminals might use flirtation, or psychological manipulation, to recruit boys and girls into a tangled and tormented lifestyle.

Human traffickers generate hundreds of billions of dollars in profits by trapping millions of people in horrific situations around the world. Its being called a form of modern slavery in which a person is forced to perform acts through force, coercion and intimidation.

In the United States alone, nearly 300,000 children are trafficked for sex every year, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

The problem is, most people dont even realize it is happening.

I cant think of another crime that is more shrouded in misperception, said

Read more at: http://www.dailyinterlake.com/local_news/20180101/human_trafficking

Daily Inter Lake , Human trafficking hits home

Some of the most vulnerable people in our society are at risk of becoming a casualty of a disturbing crime.

It could start as innocently as a young person befriending a stranger on the Internet, or a teenager feeling entrapped and looking for a way out.

The criminals might use flirtation, or psychological manipulation, to recruit boys and girls into a tangled and tormented lifestyle.

Human traffickers generate hundreds of billions of dollars in profits by trapping millions of people in horrific situations around the world. Its being called a form of modern slavery in which a person is forced to perform acts through force, coercion and intimidation.

In the United States alone, nearly 300,000 children are trafficked for sex every year, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

The problem is, most people dont even realize it is happening.

I cant think of another crime that is more shrouded in misperception, said

Read more at: http://www.dailyinterlake.com/local_news/20180101/human_trafficking_hits_home