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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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A Simple, Elegant Stove To Make Cooking Safer In Africa

Co.EXIST   
May 7th, 2013

A Simple, Elegant Stove To Make Cooking Safer In Africa

A new start up called The Baker Stove is on the quest to provide people with a an affordable cooking method that is safer and more efficient that previous strategies and stove models.

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An Incredibly Detailed Map Shows The Potential Of Global Water Risks

Co.EXIST   
February 1st, 2013

An Incredibly Detailed Map Shows The Potential Of Global Water Risks

Through the alliance of companies such as GE and Shell, the World Resources Institute has created Aqueduct, the highest high-resolution map of global water stress available today.

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North Of England Gym Becomes First To Turn Exercise Into Energy

PositiveNews   
January 22nd, 2013

North Of England Gym Becomes First To Turn Exercise Into Energy

A gym in England is putting a new spin on exercise- health enthusiasts not only get a work out, but also generate power through the energy produced during exercise sessions on the gym’s machines.

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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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Redefining Sustainable Development

PROJECT SYNDICATE   
March 25th, 2013

Redefining Sustainable Development

A new approach to sustainable development is needed, and requires an understanding of the importance of safeguarding the Earth’s resources, not just for the present, but for future generations as well.

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This Solar-Powered Medical Airship Can Go Where Other Emergency Vehicles Can’t

Co.EXIST   
January 24th, 2013

This Solar-Powered Medical Airship Can Go Where Other Emergency Vehicles Can’t

A solar-powered airship may make the process of delivering healthcare and resources to remote communities a much more feasible task.

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Underwater Robots Listen For Call Of Endangered Right Whales

treehugger   
January 16th, 2013

Underwater Robots Listen For Call Of Endangered Right Whales

With fewer than 500 right whales remaining in the wild, the species has been devastated. Shipping accidents account for many deaths, but now, new technology uses underwater robots that pick up calls from the whales and alerts nearby researchers of their location, who can then take action to protect them.

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