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Enterprising Technology Transfer: The Puerto Morelos Composting Toilet Project

In 1993, The ReSource Institute for Low Entropy Systems (ReSource) started a sanitation and pollution prevention project in Puerto Morelos, Mexico that has composting toilets as its technological centerpiece.

Spiders Reduce Risks, Increase Yields for China's Farmers

Worldwide, about a million people are poisoned by pesticides each year; ten thousand of these victims die from such poisonings. The risks are greatest in developing countries. Ninety-nine percent of the deaths caused by agricultural chemicals occur in those countries.

Adoption and impact of dry-season dual-purpose cowpea in the Nigerian semiarid region

In the semiarid zones of sub-Saharan Africa, crop and livestock farming forms the source of sustenance for resource-poor farmers. But the dry season is usually marked with food scarcity, reduced food availability, and lower village-level economic activities.

Lentil and Chickpea Production in Jordan

Food legume improvement project (FLIP) is under the rain-fed agricultural research program at National Center for Agricultural Research and Technology Transfer (NCARTT) in Jordan, a government body under the umbrella of the Ministry of Agriculture.

Finns Use Pig Slurry to Clean Polluted Pond

Finnish engineers have poured pig manure into a contaminated pond next to an old mine, saying the bacteria in the slurry will clean up metals in the water.

NCM initiated its Chemicals Cleaner Production Project, the aim of which is to minimize waste creation.

Industrial pollution and waste management remains one of the greatest obstacles to protecting the global environment and achieving sustainable development.

Dating back to 1977, glass recycling in the UK is one of the more successful initiatives in the recycling industry

Waste management, particularly the need to facilitate waste reduction and recycling strategies, has led to a number of initiatives to minimize waste accumulation. Yet, many countries continue to struggle to find effective recycling systems.

Montreal Protocol - Elimination of Ozone Depleting Substances in the Manufacture of Domestic Refrigerators in Mexico

The projects under this activity are based on the Montreal Protocol on the Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (1987) which initiated global co-operation for protection of the stratospheric ozone layer.

Cleaner production and reduction of ozone depleting substances in industry

Replacement of the TCA solvent degreasing system both reduced the cost of cleaning the parts and reduced the use of volatile chemicals which are harmful to the environment.

Announcement: Brave New Ocean Webcast March 3, 2006

Dr. Jeremy Jackson, one of the most prominent marine ecologists in the world, will discuss the state of the world's oceans based on his research on coral reefs, marine  fisheries, and coastal and marine ecosystems

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