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Montana Association of Community Development Extension Professionals





June 2016




News Reports and Resources


46 Million People Are Living as Slaves Globally
Business Insider | READ STORY

Almost 46 million people are living as slaves globally with the greatest number in India but the highest prevalence in North Korea, according to the third Global Slavery Index launched with Australian actor Russell Crowe.



The Unrelenting Global March Of Diabetes

A major new report from the World Health Organization has revealed that global diabetes cases have almost quadrupled to 422 million in 2014 from 108 million in 1980. Diabetes now affects nearly one in 11 adults with high blood sugar levels linked to 3.8 million deaths every year.

America's Shrinking Middle Class: A Look at Changes Within Metropolitan Areas
Pew Research | READ STORY

The American middle class is losing ground in metropolitan areas across the country, affecting communities from Boston to Seattle and from Dallas to Milwaukee. From 2000 to 2014 the share of adults living in middle-income households fell in 203 of the 229 U.S. metropolitan areas examined in a new Pew Research Center analysis of government data.

Countries' Clean Energy Commitments, by the Numbers

In the last two years, 160 countries publicly announced clean energy plans to be achieved between 2020 and 2030. These commitments represent the largest move to clean energy to date, with both major developed nations and emerging economies making pledges, including Small Island States and Least Developed Countries.


The World's Carbon Footprint Revealed
Daily Mail | READ STORY

There's now an interactive graphic that shows your country's emissions as well as the fossil fuels it uses, such as coal and petroleum, to see how it is contributing to clean energy. It lets you click on countries to reveal those with the largest carbon footprints, with China leading the way spewing out 10540.8 million metric tonnes of the gas every year.





President's Corner


The NACDEP and CDS boards will coordinate their fall Board of Directors meetings in Big Sky, MT on Sept. 9. The MACDEP Executive Committee is now discussing if/how we could coordinate our MSU CD Update to take advantage of their presence in Montana. Please let know if you have any comments regarding meeting on this date.

-Paul Lachapelle
MACDEP President

Upcoming Events


June 26-29, 2016

Burlington, VT


Joint IACD/CDS International Conference

July 24-27, 2016

Bloomington, MN

Sponsor: IACD / CDS

IARSLCE 16th Annual Research Conference

September 26-28, 2016.

New Orleans, LA

Sponsor: IARSLCE

Grants and Awards

Rural Community Investment

Deadline: Ongoing
Funder: CHS, Inc.

Community Building Grants

Deadline: Ongoing
Funder: Singing for Change

Sports and Community Development

Deadline: Open
Funder: Adidas Group

Developing Healthy Places

Deadline: Ongoing
Funder: The Kresge Foundation

National/International News

First Residents Return to Fort McMurray After Wildfire

NY Times, June 1st

Massive Flooding in France and Germany

NY Times, June 2nd

Scientists Develop Shark-Tracking Drones

NBC News, June 2nd

Southwest Set for Record Highs over Summer

CBS News, June 2nd

Mount Everest Threats Continue to Rise

Daily Beast, May 24th

Montana News

Billings Schools Offer College Credit Waivers

NBC Montana, June 1st

Grizzly Bear Kills 40+ Sheep

KBZK, June 1st

Outside Money Expected in Montana Supreme Court Race

KVTQ, June 1st,

Fed. Judge Reinstates MT Political Donation Limits

KVTQ, June 2nd







MSU Extension

MSU Extension Community Development | Wilson Hall 2-117 P.O. Box 172240 | Bozeman, MT 59717-2240
Tel: (406) 994-3620
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