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It's not the Bullets, it's the Bacteria

What kills most civilians during wartime? It's not the bullets, or the missiles, or the shrapnel from bombs. It’s unsafe water, lack of food, inadequate medical care, unsafe communities -- the absence of public health.


Prospects for suppressing dengue transmission by means of biological agents.

A biological agent that would most effectively reduce risk of dengue transmission would act against the adult stage of the vector mosquito. Beyond anecdotal references to swallows, dragonflies and ants, however, no biological agent has yet been developed specifically for use against a domestic vector of an arbovirus.


The Santos Beaches Recovery Program

Sewage discharge from illegal drainage pipes caused pervasive coastal and water pollution in the city of Santos, Brazil. Erosion of the local tourist industry then caused a deep recession in the 1970s.


The improved septic tanks project

In Bagadadji, one of the oldest areas of Bamako, Mali, a project entitled "Improved Cesspools" was designed and is carried out on the basic premise that the local population should be involved in managing their own environment.


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.


Gates Foundation, Norway Contribute $1 Billion to Increase Child Immunization in Developing Countries

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced a grant of $750 million, and Norway committed $290 million, to support the work of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI).


Tsumani Victims: Where to send contributions

The following list provided by the Associated Press staff is among the aid agencies accepting contributions for those affected by the earthquake and tsunamis in Asia.


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.


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