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- Unsafe Water from an Open Well
Each morning, just before dawn, these women wake to face the first task of their day: gathering unsafe water from an open well.
- When Saving Lives, Toilets Win
No other invention has saved more lives than the toilet, yet 2.4 billion people — about 1-in-3 — lack access to one.
- Bijaya: Weaving a Future
For Bijaya, a new tubewell didn’t just mean safe water for her family. It afforded her the opportunity to earn an income, and rewrite her own future.
- The Stream, November 25: $16 Billion Plan For Africa Climate Adaptation Proposed
The Global Rundown The World Bank announced a $US 16 billion plan to invest in climate adaptation projects in Africa, and a new report warned that current carbon reduction pledges are too weak and will be costly for developing countries. South Africa’s economy nearly went into recession this year as major industries declined and drought […]
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- Great Lakes States Take Halting Steps Toward Water Protections
Governments in the nation’s most water-rich region are responding to public pressure over high-profile water pollution concerns, but have left fundamental policy changes largely untouched.
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- The Stream, November 24: Weather Disasters Increased 14 Percent In Last Decade
The Global Rundown The number of natural disasters occurring each year has increased, according to a new report from the United Nations. Floods could put thousands at risk in Ethiopia, while China is pursuing a project to guard its cities against flooding. Newly installed sensors aim to protect Paris’ water supply from a terrorist attack. […]
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