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High Tech Farms

The Intelligent Optimist   
August 19th, 2013

High Tech Farms

Farming has become a huge problem in the United States. With less than 1% of the population identifying themselves as farmers, it becomes necessary to find innovative solutions. Eric Maundu, founder of Kijani Grows, believes he’s found a solution through alternative farming and educating the next generation.

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Transforming Solar Pumping To Eliminate Rural Poverty

Global Envision   
June 5th, 2013

Transforming Solar Pumping To Eliminate Rural Poverty

Currently, there is vicious cycle of poverty in developing countries that originates with agriculture. The present practice of irrigating crops by the mass majority of poor farmers is extremely ineffective. The SunWater project combines efficiency, affordability, and sustainability for poor farmers who desperately want to eliminate this cycle of hardship.

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Resource Optimism

Baobab Africa   
May 23rd, 2013

Resource Optimism

The blogger Baobab gives insight as to why many African countries struggle economically despite having a wealth of natural resources to use to their advantage.

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Fixing South Africa’s Water System, With Citizen Inspectors

Co.EXIST   
April 29th, 2013

Fixing South Africa’s Water System, With Citizen Inspectors

South Africa struggles with a faulty water infrastructure that fails to provide for its growing population. WaterWatchers is a new initiative hoping to address this issue by allowing citizens to report and track problems within the system.

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One Woman’s Heroic Efforts To Restore More Than Just Rwanda’s Forests

allAfrica   
April 15th, 2013

One Woman’s Heroic Efforts To Restore More Than Just Rwanda’s Forests

After the Rwandan genocide, Rose Mukankomeje took the initiative to bring people together to protect their natural resources and, in the process, restore communities devastated by conflict.

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Interview: Helping Coffee Farmers Turns Competitors Into Colleagues

Co.EXIST   
June 17th, 2013

Interview: Helping Coffee Farmers Turns Competitors Into Colleagues

Coffee farmers are from well-off. They struggle constantly to make ends meet. Luckily, the Coffeelands Food Security Coalition is using their collective influence to help change that situation and provide more opportunities to coffee farmers.

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Building A Social Network For Clean Water With Apps And Cheap Tests

Co.EXIST   
May 28th, 2013

Building A Social Network For Clean Water With Apps And Cheap Tests

The app mWater is taking advantage of technology and readily available water testing kits to create a “social network for water” that allows people access to data concerning the quality and location of water that they are planning on using and drinking.

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Indigenous Resistance Grows Strong In Keystone XL Battle

WAGING NONVIOLENCE   
May 9th, 2013

Indigenous Resistance Grows Strong In Keystone XL Battle

Opposition against the Keystone XL pipeline is connecting communities through a massive stand of resistance and common values.

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Meet The Iraqi Who Started His Country’s Only Environmental Organization

Co.EXIST   
April 20th, 2013

Meet The Iraqi Who Started His Country’s Only Environmental Organization

Azzam Alwash returned to Iraq determined to reverse the environmental degradation that occurred in the country’s marshes from years of neglect, violence, and conflict. The revival of these marshes will not only help the land, but also aid irrigation efforts and farm production.

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The Struggle To Reclaim Paradise

WAGING NONVIOLENCE   
April 11th, 2013

The Struggle To Reclaim Paradise

Monsanto has a long history of making chemicals that devastate environments. In Hawaii, community members are protesting against these practices, and fighting to preserve their land.

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