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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.

Global Investments in Green Energy Up Nearly a Third to US$211 billion

Wind farms in China and small-scale solar panels on rooftops in Europe were largely responsible for last year’s 32% rise in green energy investments worldwide, according to the latest annual report on renewable energy investment trends issued by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

Battling Cholera, an Ancient Scourge, With Satellites and Sari Cloth

The world has seen seven global cholera outbreaks since 1817, and the current one seems to have come to stay. Rising temperatures and a stubbornly persistent, toxic bacteria strain appear to have given the disease the upper hand.

Tropical Birds Return to Harvested Rainforest Areas in Brazil: Bird species thought extinct came back to the forests

Bird species in rainforest fragments in Brazil that were isolated by deforestation disappeared then reappeared over a quarter-century, according to research results published on June 22, 2011 in the journal PLoS (Public Library of Science) ONE.  

 

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