Humanitarian News

In Kenya’s Rural Health Clinics, Business Performance And Renewables Go Hand-in-Hand:

World Resources Institute | By: Chen Chen, Rita Mwachandi and Sanjoy Sanyal | March 13, 2019: Joyce Onyino runs a six-room private health clinic in western Kenya’s Vihiga county, mainly providing medical services to women and children. Her clinic is ...
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Hospital With A Flight Deck:

AOPA Live | March 2019: The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital is unlike any plane you’ve seen before. A state-of-the-art teaching facility complete with operating room, classroom and recovery room – this amazing aircraft has been an example of the marriage ...
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L.A.’s Ambitious Goal ~ Recycle All Of The City’s Sewage Into Drinkable Water:

Los Angeles Times | By: Bettina Boxall | February 22, 2019: Los Angeles has a new water project in mind that could cost $8 billion, take 16 years to complete and provide as much as one-third of the city’s supply ...
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Desalination: Worth its Salt?

Foresternetwork | By: Laura Sanchez | January 16, 2019: A new study evaluates the impact of brine on the environment. Desalination plants provide fresh water to thirsty populations around the world. And in the face of global water scarcity, this ...
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Recycling Cooking Oil To Grow More Food:

Sustainability Matters | By: Flinders University | January 21, 2019: Circular Economy: A new type of slow-release fertiliser that results in better plant health and less wasted nutrients has been invented at Flinders University by Dr Justin Chalker and his ...
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Too Much Salt ~ Water Desalination Plants Harm Environment ~ U.N:

United Nations | Reuters | By: Alister Doyle | January 14, 2019: Almost 16,000 desalination plants worldwide produce bigger-than-expected flows of highly salty waste water and toxic chemicals that are damaging the environment, a U.N.-backed study said on Monday. Desalination ...
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Zero Mass Water’s Hydropanels Pull Water From Thin Air At #CES2019:

Clean Technica | By: Kyle Field | January 11, 2019: “Where does your water come from?” Friesen hit me with the question almost before I had time to sit down. I stuttered. Uh…well…heading into an interview where I thought I ...
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Solar Water Pumps ~ Morocco, First In Africa In 2017:

Le Matin | By: Abdelhafid Marzak | January 03 2019: Morocco is Africa’s leading market for solar water pumps. In 2017, it generated the largest turnover of the continent, ahead of Ethiopia. According to an Irish research and markets firm, ...
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Protecting The Rainforest – Powering The People:

Clean Technica | By: The Beam | December 13, 2018: For thousands of years, indigenous communities have inhabited the Amazon rainforest living in an intimate connection with the natural world. “Life in the jungle was like living in paradise,” a ...
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The Fog Catchers Conjuring Water Out Of Moroccan Mist:

Reuters | By: Valeria Cardi | May 17, 2018: Growing up on Mount Boutmezguida in southwest Morocco on the edge of the Sahara desert, Khadija Ghouate never imagined that the fog enveloping the nearby peaks would change her life. For ...
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Nasa Reveals Dozens Of Areas In Danger Of Running Out Of Water:

The Financial Times | GPE – May 17, 2018: Human impact on supplies far greater than researchers anticipated. New satellite data on freshwater reserves from Nasa have revealed that dozens of regions across the globe are in danger of becoming ...
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Centrica Trials Blockchain Energy Trading For Local Market:

Clean Technica | By: Jake Richardson | May 15, 2018: Centrica and LO3 have collaborated to put together a local energy market trial in Cornwall, England. Blockchain technology will be used to create a peer-to-peer energy trading platform. Solar power ...
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Rebuilding Schools, Bridges ~ And Lives:

The Wall Street Journal | By:  Richard Trumka & Marty Walsh | May 14, 2018: Public investment in infrastructure can restore America’s public works and promote opportunity. It only takes a moment talking to Emily Galvin, an apprentice with Ironworkers ...
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Day Zero:

Vimeo | By: Jamie Hancock | GPE – May 12, 2018: Cape Town is currently suffering from a water crisis due to a number of different factors. The residents are having to cut their daily water usage down to a ...
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Jordan To See Modest Economic Upturn, On Refugee-Led Consumption Boost And Reform Roll-Out:

European Bank For Reconstruction & Development | By: Anthony Williams | May 09, 2018: Jordan’s economy is expected to see a modest increase in the pace of growth this year and next, supported by stronger private consumption driven by a ...
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This Italian Village Was Dying ~ Until The Refugees Came:

National Geographic | GPE – May 06, 2018: Centuries-old Italian villages were becoming ghost towns. Refugees were fleeing conflict and seeking new homes. Originally published September 25, 2016: The needs of each have come together in Camini, a 12th-century town ...
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World Bank Urges Private Sector Interest In Refugee Camps:

Financial Times | May 05, 2018: Economic progress of displaced people held back by lack of access to capital. Refugee camps presented an opportunity for private sector investment, particularly when combined with the local host community, the UN and International ...
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Where Water Is Scarce, Communities Turn To Reusing Wastewater:

Yale Environment 360 | By Jacques Leslie | May 01, 2018: By 2023, Orange County, California’s wastewater treatment system will generate 130 million gallons of drinking water a day. With the era of dam building coming to an end in ...
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Navigating Drought ~ The App Saving Kenya’s Herders:

Al Jazeera | May 01, 2018: How pastoralists in southern Kenya are using satellite mapping technology to make informed migration decisions. In drought-stricken Kenya, life for all residents and particularly the herding community, has been nothing less than devastating. Erratic ...
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From Crisis To Opportunity ~ Syrian Refugees In Jordan:

European Bank For Reconstruction And Development | By: Vanora Bennett & EBRD Audiovisual Team | GPE – May 02, 2018: Khadija Rafiq Zeiwana’s husband was taken away by government forces in the early days of the Syrian war in 2011 ...
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Rural Pakistanis Take To Solar After Power Cuts Deepen:

Renewable Energy World | Bloomberg | By: Faseeh Mangi & Chris Kay | April 30, 2018: In a small tea shop along a dusty, unpaved road in the marketplace of Sujawal, a town about 93 miles east of Karachi in ...
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Finding & Destroying Mines By Drone ~ Mine Kafon Drone:

Mine Kafon | GPE – April 29, 2018: Introducing the Mine Kafon Drone, an airborne demining system developed to clear all land mines around the world in less than 10 years. The Mine Kafon Drone is up to 20 times ...
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Nigeria ~ Shrinking Goronyo Dam Threatens Livelihood Of Millions:

Al Jazeera | By: Ahmed Idris | April 17, 2018: In the past year, water levels have dropped to just 10 percent of its capacity, forcing authorities to ration water to homes. The lives and livelihoods of two million people ...
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Launching The Social And Human Capital Coalition ~ Helping Companies Recognize The Value Of People And Communities Living Well:

World Business Council For Sustainable Development | By: Social & Human Capital Coalition | April 17, 2018: Montreux Switzerland: Today, marks the launch of the Social and Human Capital Coalition, designed to help companies recognize, measure and value the importance ...
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Living In Survival Mode Ends Today ~ Labodrie, Haiti:

New Story | GPE – April 03, 2018: Labodrie, Haiti is a small, tight-knit community where many families have lived all of their lives. Before ~ Survival Mode For 6 Years: Here families live in tents. These temporary shelters were ...
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These Water Wheels Can Pump Water Over A Mile Without Electricity:

TechInsider | GPE – April 02, 2018: This is Barsha Pump, it’s a new water pump created by aQysta. “Barsha” means rain in Nepalese and the pumps are being made available across Nepal, Indonesia, Zambia and 9 other countries. The ...
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These Developing Countries Are Getting Old Before They Get Rich, With Dire Consequences:

The Wall Street Journal | By: Luciana Magalhaes | April 01, 2018: Mix of more retirees, fewer workers to support each one, leaves budgets of countries such as Brazil with little money to invest in growth or basic services. Mariuza ...
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Meet The Man Who Built His Own Power Plant:

Great Big Story | GPE – April 01, 2018: Many parts of rural Kenya lack access to electricity, leaving residents shrouded in darkness as nighttime falls. John Magiro Wangare wanted to change that. Originally published March 06, 2018:Using a local ...
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Study Finds ~ Rapid Farmland Degradation To Force Hundreds Of Millions To Migrate Over Next 3 Decades:

Clean Technica | By: James Ayre | March 28, 2018: Hundreds of millions of people are likely to be forced to migrate over just the next 3 decades due to rapidly deteriorating farmland productivity in many regions — caused by ...
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Regional Data Cube To Help Manage Food Security in Africa:

Via Satellite | By: Veronica Magan | GPE – March 26, 2018: The African Regional Data Cube has been launched at the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data’s inaugural Data for Development Festival in the United Kingdom. Originally published March ...
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Kongjian Yu ~ Big Feet Revolution:

UrbanNext | GPE – March 22, 2018: In this short film, which is an excerpt of an interview produced during the symposium “Decoding Asian Urbanism” held at the South Asian Institute at Harvard University, landscape architect Kongjian Yu talks about ...
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More Than Half Of Kenya’s Population Lacks Clean Water Access:

Al Jazeera | By: Catherine Soi | March 21, 2018: The government is attempting to bring more water to more people, but it has become increasingly difficult to find and some communities rely upon infrequent government water deliveries. More than ...
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More Than 800m People Need To Travel 30 Mins For Safe Water, Report Finds:

The Guardian | By: Jonathan Watts | March 21, 2018: To mark World Water Day, NGO says accessing water is getting more difficult in world’s most environmentally stressed nations. Water inequality is increasing in the world’s most environmentally stressed nations, ...
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Egypt’s Nile River Pressured By Population Growth, Rising Sea Level:

Circle Of Blue | By: Kayla Ritter | March 21, 2018: Threats to the Nile and explosive population growth are pushing Egypt toward severe water scarcity. The Rundown: The Nile River is a bountiful source of water for Egypt, but ...
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Do Electrified Villages In Developing Regions Need Microgrids?

Renewable Energy World | By: Jennifer Delony | GPE – March 22, 2018: A new video produced with support from international development agency USAID takes a closer look at microgrid development in India and the need to bring these independent ...
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An Effective Herbal Treatment For Malaria?

Jeunes Patriotes Congolais | GPE – March 21, 2018: The video (in French) presents the work of Jérôme Munyangi, a Congolese Physician-Researcher based in Maniema for the purpose of finding a healing plant that will be effective against malaria. A ...
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Solar-Plus-Storage Makes Tangible Difference In Puerto Rico Recovery Efforts:

Renewable Energy World | By: Jennifer Delony | GPE – March 16, 2018: With a reported 150,000 homes and businesses in Puerto Rico still waiting for electricity since it was lost six month ago during Hurricanes Irma and Maria, small ...
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Why Is Africa Building A Great Green Wall?

BBC | By: Amelia Martyn-Hemphill | GPE – March 16, 2018: Eleven countries are planting a wall of trees from east to west across Africa, just under the southern edge of the Sahara desert. The goal is to fight the ...
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Starting School At 10am Halves Student Illness And Improves Academic Performance, Finds Study:

The Independent | By: Josh Gabbatiss | GPE – March 14, 2018: Teenagers require more sleep than adults, and this should be taken into consideration when setting school start times. Originally published November 27, 2017: A new study has shown ...
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Elderly In U.S. Are Projected To Outnumber Children For First Time:

The Wall Street Journal | By: Janet Adamy | March 13, 2018: Census Bureau predicts milestone will be hit within 17 years. The milestone would be the latest marker of the nation’s aging, which has accelerated with baby boomers’ move ...
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