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Your Help Desperately Needed by Millions of Starving People

More than 10 million people across the Horn of Africa are in dire need of humanitarian assistance due to a deadly combination of drought, escalating food prices and armed conflict. Hundreds of thousands of children are facing death due to starvation,” according to UNICEF.

US Environmental Protection Agency Publishes Rule to Improve Reporting of Chemical Information

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is increasing the type and amount of information it collects on commercial chemicals from chemical manufacturers, allowing the agency to better identify and manage potential risks to Americans’ health and the environment.

UN Redoubles Efforts to Close Sanitation Gap

In a bid to improve the health and well-being of millions of people worldwide, the United Nations on 21 June 2011 launched a major push to accelerate progress towards the goal of halving, by 2015, the proportion of the population without access to basic sanitation.

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter Congratulates People of Ghana for Halting Guinea Worm Disease Transmission

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and  The Carter Center congratulate Ghana on becoming the world's newest country to stop transmission of Guinea worm, a water-borne parasitic disease poised to be the second human disease in history to be eradicated.

Loughborough University Experts Seek to "Reinvent the Toilet" in Global Project

A multi-disciplinary team at Loughborough University led by Professor M.Sohail has won a prestigious grant of approximately £250,000 in an international competition to “re-invent the toilet” organized by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

President Obama Announces Historic 54.5 mpg Fuel Efficiency Standard

President Obama has announced a historic agreement with thirteen major automakers to pursue the next phase in the Administration’s national vehicle program, increasing fuel economy to 54.5 miles per gallon for cars and light-duty trucks by Model Year 2025.

Innovative Toilet Technology for the 21st Century

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has announced a $400 000 grant to the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Pollution Research Group (PRG) to fund an innovative and groundbreaking initiative that will take toilet technology and sanitation to a new level.

Gates Foundation Launches Effort to Reinvent the Toilet

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on the 19th of July 2011 announced the launch of a strategy to help bring safe, clean sanitation services to millions of poor people in the developing world.

The Ripple Effect Collaborative Project Helps Improve Access to Safe Drinking Water

The Ripple Effect project is a collaboration between Acumen Fund, IDEO and organizations in India and Kenya to improve access to safe drinking water for the world's poorest and underserved people.

Bottled Water with Bleach Bringing Sunlight

A bottled liter of water with a few teaspoons of bleach is proving to be a successful recipe for dwellers in the light-deprived slums of the Philippines.

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