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A 5-year voyage to tackle plastic pollution

UNEP| 22 FEB 2018 | Story | Ocean & Seas   It’s possible to cross all of the world’s oceans without using a single drop of fossil fuels: the Race for Water is … Continue Reading A 5-year voyage to tackle plastic pollution

Seeds of Hope

By Neha Khator | USAID| January 8, 2018 Improved seeds and better access to water have proved a winning combination for these Indian farmers. Three spokes in his back wheel have almost … Continue Reading Seeds of Hope

Keeping our promise to the ocean – from commitments to action

New York City, MY | 11 October 2017, New York In June 2017, 193 Member States of the United Nations gathered at the first-ever Ocean Conference and committed to a set … Continue Reading Keeping our promise to the ocean – from commitments to action

Changing the way the world views and manages water: Storytelling through photos

SUBMITTED BY WATER COMMUNICATIONS  |THURSDAY | 06/08/2017 The Joint Secretariat of High Level Panel on Water and Connect4Climate announced today that the winner of the Instagram Photo Competition — #All4TheGreen Photo4Climate Contest Special Blue Prize — for the best … Continue Reading Changing the way the world views and manages water: Storytelling through photos

Game-changing water solutions for the Middle East and North Africa

SUBMITTED BY CLAUDIA W. SADOFF ON WED, 11/22/2017 | CO-AUTHORS: ANDERS JAGERSKOG Also available in  العربية The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) have become a hotspot of unsustainable water use, with more … Continue Reading Game-changing water solutions for the Middle East and North Africa

Be Inspired: 10 of USAID’s Best

Here’s how our actions, ideas, and passions helped empower people and expand opportunity around the globe this year From responding to Hurricane Maria to announcing a unique way to fund our … Continue Reading Be Inspired: 10 of USAID’s Best

Empowering youth to protect fisheries in the Solomon Islands

By Faye Aborina Siota | 26 May 2017 In the Solomon Islands, discussions and decisions on managing local fisheries mostly involve men, who are typically the elders and hold the leadership positions … Continue Reading Empowering youth to protect fisheries in the Solomon Islands

Urban Wastewater for Food Security – Averting the Next Health Crisis in Africa

Analysis By Christopher A. Scott Wastewater from sewage that is churned out by expanding cities and towns worldwide helps meet food security globally, especially in developing regions.  It is the one … Continue Reading Urban Wastewater for Food Security – Averting the Next Health Crisis in Africa

Scientists are telling BP and Total to stay away from the Amazon Reef

By Mal Chadwick – 28 July, 2017 at 17:34 Researchers, naturalists, explorers and broadcasters are joining the call for oil companies to leave the Amazon Reef alone. The latest call to protect … Continue Reading Scientists are telling BP and Total to stay away from the Amazon Reef

Summer sea ice melt in the Arctic

Date: July 24, 2017, Source: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Summary: Earlier this year Arctic sea ice sank to a record low wintertime extent for the third straight year. Now NASA … Continue Reading Summer sea ice melt in the Arctic

Global use of wastewater to irrigate agriculture at least 50 percent greater than thought

With 885 million consumers exposed to health risks, the study calls for urgent investments in improved sanitation. Date: July 5, 2017, Source: IOP Publishing Summary: The use of untreated wastewater from cities to irrigate … Continue Reading Global use of wastewater to irrigate agriculture at least 50 percent greater than thought

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