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Development of Alternatives to Animal Use for Safety Testing and Hazard Assessment

Development of testing methodologies which are both more predictive of human response to a broad range of chemicals and finished products and less costly in animal lives and suffering.

Efficient transportation for successful urban planning in Curitiba, Brazil

With the creation and guidance of planning agencies like The Research and Urban Planning Institute of Curitiba (IPPUC), a mass transportation system developed that today covers eight neighboring cities, and transports 1.9 million passengers daily with an 89% approval rate.

The Delbuoy, a low-cost, low maintenance, wave-powered desalination unit

When Michael Pleass began to try to find an inexpensive and simple method for desalinating water, his attention was drawn to a third kind of renewable energy, one that had received less focus than solar and wind.

Tamarix, a natural resource on which the communities depend for fuelwood, tools, and basket making.

Tamarix is a natural resource on which the communities depend for fuelwood, tools, and basket making. In an effort to re-establish groundwater recharge, rejuvenate soil conditions, reduce waterlogging effects and salinization, and restore Tamarix populations, four counties have joined forces to implement the Tamarix project, including Cele, Yutian, Mingfeng, and Jiashi, an integrated approach to agricultural production and forest rehabilitation in dryland regions.

World Vision International (WVI) restoration and protection project in the Louga region

Efforts to address both economic and ecological conditions of the people living in drought stricken regions of Senegal.

Control of vitamin A deficiency

Initially launched as a multi-faceted vision research project in the mid-1970s, data that became available indicated the value of developing an intervention program that would not only prevent blindness, but reduce childhood (and we now know maternal) morbidity and mortality in developing countries.

The Environmental Education Network

The Environmental Education Network links, harnesses the capabilities of, and provides visibility to numerous informal environmental education initiatives that are springing up throughout the country.

The Men as Partners Program

In South Africa, as with many other countries, family planning and reproductive health services are targeted towards women. However, in many African households men are the sole-decision makers. Therefore, while women are equipped with the necessary knowledge to make better decisions about the well being of their lives, they are not empowered to make changes.

Remediation of the environmental Impacts of the Akosombo and Kpong Dams in Ghana

The Ghana Hydropower Project has been described as the largest and most ambitious single project implemented since Ghana’s independence in 1957. The project was conceived as a symbol of sound economic progress in the newly independent country. It was intended as multi-purpose project because in addition to the generation of electric power for industry and for urban and rural household energy needs, it was to provide opportunities for large-scale irrigation, modernisation of agriculture, promotion of factories and industries, and the establishment of tourist facilities.

Reducing the Risk High School Programs: Building Skills to Prevent Pregnancy, STD and HIV

"Reducing the Risk" (RTR) is a 17-lesson curriculum developed by Richard Barth, MSW, PhD, with the help of staff from ETR Associates in Santa Cruz, California, a nonprofit health education organization founded in 1981. In use since the early 1990's, RTR is specifically designed to delay the onset of sexual intercourse and to increase knowledge about pregnancy risk, contraceptive use, and protection against sexually transmissible infections.

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