Archive for February 17th, 2019

17/02/2019

‘Harvested’ Rainwater Saves Tanzanian Students from Stomach Ulcers, Typhoid

Human Wrongs Watch

15 February 2019 — The students in the Tanzanian town of Bagamoyo once had to decide between getting sick or being thirsty all day long.*

UNICEF/Kate Holt | Students in Tanzania enjoy fresh water for drinking, washing and cooking.
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Drought, rising sea levels and erratic rainfall made the local water well so salty that when they drank, they would get headaches, stomach aches and even ulcers. Unsanitary conditions turned it into a disease-spreading font.

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17/02/2019

Cities of Light

Human Wrongs Watch

February 2019 (UNHCR)*A growing number of cities around the world are embracing refugees. This series looks at how they are helping the displaced to help themselves.

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17/02/2019

“Think Beyond, Live Within” – UN Calls for Governments, Public and Private Sector to Take a Critical Look at Their Consumption and Production Patterns

Human Wrongs Watch

14 Fbruary 2019 (UN Environment)* — World to Zero in on Solutions for the Future at UN Environment Assembly

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Photo from UN Environment.

  • UN calls for governments, public and private sector to take a critical look at their consumption and production patterns, urging to “Think Beyond, Live Within.”
  • Countries to make measurable commitments toward stimulating innovation and implementing circular economy systems.
  • Resolutions expected to cover the mainstreaming of biodiversity and the sound management of chemicals and waste, the use of big data, information management, indigenous knowledge solutions, the promotion of sustainable lifestyles and the efficient use of resources.

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17/02/2019

Science Combatting Desertification in the Sahel – The Incredible Work of a Young, Female Microbiologist from Burkina Faso

17 February 2019 (FAO)*Barkissa Fofana believes that microbiology is key to making degraded land green and productive again, and she is carrying out research to prove it.

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Barkissa Fofana, a young microbiologist from Burkina Faso, is confident that science can help combat climate change and desertification. ©FAO/Gideon Vink

“Something has to be done to tackle the environmental problems caused by climate change, desertification and population growth,” says Barkissa from an Acacia field just outside the city of Djibo in Burkina Faso’s northern Sahel region.

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