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Testing The Future Of Emergency Assistance

Global Envision   
July 25th, 2013

Testing The Future Of Emergency Assistance

Getting food and other essentials to those affected by natural disasters in the most rural areas has been a problem that has long plagued emergency responders. This innovative text messaging voucher program promises a way to directly get funds to individuals and families so they can get what they need to survive in difficult conditions.

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How Better-Trained Farmers Are Slowing Brazil’s Deforestation

Global Envision   
June 24th, 2013

How Better-Trained Farmers Are Slowing Brazil’s Deforestation

Brazil faces an environmental disaster with the Amazon quickly diminishing. Thanks to efforts from groups like Imazon, the deforestation has been drastically hindered.

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Nigeria: Lowering Pesticide Exposure Risk With Mobile Phones

allAfrica   
June 4th, 2013

Nigeria: Lowering Pesticide Exposure Risk With Mobile Phones

In Nigeria, education in the usage of pesticides is virtually non-existent. John Gushit, a researcher from the University of Jos, personally experienced the dangers of pesticide misuse and decided to teach farmers how to reduce exposure through the use of a common cell phone.

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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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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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A New Ingeniously Designed Shelter For Refugees—Made By Ikea

Co.EXIST   
June 28th, 2013

A New Ingeniously Designed Shelter For Refugees—Made By Ikea

There has never been a good solution about how to deal with refugees. Commonly, thousands of people are stuffed into a camp and they live in shabby tents for an open-ended period of time. Now, Ikea, the furniture producing superpower, is offering an alternative housing option and everything you need is right in the box.

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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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Gaza Sky Geeks Backs Tech Startups In The Gaza Strip

Global Envision   
May 29th, 2013

Gaza Sky Geeks Backs Tech Startups In The Gaza Strip

In the tumultuous region of the Gaza Strip, an up and coming organization is helping to promote innovation by turning to the next generation. Gaza Sky Geeks Laboratory, a program that assists startup businesses, is helping to provide the resources for aspiring young technical graduates in the Gaza Strip. With the aid of organizations like the Gaza Sky Geeks, many startups have the potential to turn into successful businesses in hopes of turning the Gaza Strip into the next Silicon Valley.

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Envisioning An International Treaty Banning Drones

WAGING NONVIOLENCE   
May 25th, 2013

Envisioning An International Treaty Banning Drones

One of the great decisions in the global political sphere today is about drones, and whether or not these weapons should be used for warfare. In order to ensure a more peaceful future, the creation of an international treaty banning the use of drones may be necessary.

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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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