Sanitation is Namibia’s neglected stepchild

Written by:   Lahja Nashuuta. March 10, 2016 Windhoek, Namibia – Every year on November 19, the global community observes the World Toilet Day, an event designated by the United Nations (UN) to raise awareness about the people in the world who don’t have access to proper toilets, despite the fact that it is a human right to have clean water and …

Atmosphere of Hope: Searching for Solutions to the Climate Crisis

Tim Flannery’s new book Atmosphere of Hope highlights innovative solutions to the world’s climate crisis by Charlie Smith on October 12th, 2015 at 7:52 PM By Tim Flannery. HarperCollins Publishers Ltd., 245 pp, hardcover Runaway climate change has all the characteristics of a disaster movie. Under the worst-case scenarios, rising sea levels will eventually swallow up coastal cities and island nations. Monstrous storms will transform …

From sewage sludge to syngas and biochar: new perspectives for small municipalities

http://cordis.europa.eu/news/rcn/123842_en.html Dr. Olivier Lepez, coordinator of PYROCHAR, explains how the project team has developed an energy- and cost-efficient process to thermo-chemically convert municipal sewage sludge into useful biochar and synthetic gas. © Olivier Lepez Sewage sludge production from European wastewater treatment plants keeps increasing and, despite the organic matter and nutrients it contains, often ends up in landfills or incinerators. …