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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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How To Power 10 Million Off-Grid African Homes In 10 Years

Co.EXIST   
April 3rd, 2013

How To Power 10 Million Off-Grid African Homes In 10 Years

The Tanzania- based company, Off.Grid:Electric has made providing clean energy through solar-powered electric services to rural and impoverished people its mission.

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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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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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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 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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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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“Flash Mob Prayer Circle” Shows Idle No More’s Spiritual Side

Yes!   
January 31st, 2013

“Flash Mob Prayer Circle” Shows Idle No More’s Spiritual Side

Although flash mobs are not usually associated with Native American treaty rights, the Idle No More Movement- which began as a protest against Bill C-45 in Canada last year- incorporated such a gathering to show the strength of group cooperation as well as to highlight the connections between spiritual and political issues.

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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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