Posts Tagged: water

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Why Water1st Looks to Women for Long-Term Solutions  

Women hold the key. In fact, women are one of the planet’s best resources when it comes to combating climate change and finding solutions. It’s no wonder Water 1st is laser-focused on this same intersection when it comes to clean water solutions.

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In rural Africa, climate work brings political power to women  

OUELESSEBOUGOU, MALI — At the end of every wet day, Sali Samake walks to a gauge a short distance from the mud brick houses in her village of Tamala in southwest Mali to measure how much rain has fallen. It may seem like a modest activity, but the 58-year-old is contributing to essential knowledge for… Read more »

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Rural Women Worldwide Are on the Frontlines of Climate Change  

This story starts with an epiphany. It happened when a 28-year-old Kenyan woman named Eunice, a community-health worker, went to visit her mother. Eunice eyed the stove in her mother’s home for a long while, thinking. She had never seen anything like it. It was a closed clay oven, a local design, and it wasn’t… Read more »

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Journey For Our Existence; A Movement For Justice and Protection of Native Women   

All over North America, Indigenous women are rising. Marching, organizing and coming up with incredibly brave and creative actions on behalf of the earth, , our ancestors’ legacy and on behalf of future generations. From Minnesota, where Winona LaDuke is organizing to stop the Sandpiper Pipeline that threatens the rice beds and lakes in Minnesota,… Read more »

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Sex, Lies, and Sea Level Rise: Stories of Population and Climate Change  

More humans on the planet means more competition for resources and more environmental impacts. But even for people with a clear understanding of that link, family-planning decisions are complex. If we’re going to intelligently address population issues, then we need to understand all the various factors at play. To that end, we asked a wide… Read more »

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Entrepreneurial Prospects for Women: Transforming waste into income, drinking water, and electricity!  

Bill Gate’s blog, gatenotes.com, recently featured a story about an “ingenious machine that turns feces into drinking water”. The machine is called the Omniprocessor, designed by Peter and Susan Janicki with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation. “The Omniprocessor works like this: Sewer sludge runs up a conveyor belt and through a tubular… Read more »

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How Women’s Empowerment Affects Climate Change   

On Sunday, we are so excited that the largest climate march in history will kick off in the streets of NYC. As world leaders gather for a summit on climate change, tens of thousands will show up to demand that global leaders, “take the action necessary to create a world with an economy that works… Read more »

Local village fisherman work to catch enough fish to make a living to sell to the local market in the village of Katumbi on Lake Tanganyika in Tanzania. The Nature Conservancy is launching a large-scale effort in the Greater Mahale Ecosystem, with Pathfin

Milestone for Community in Tanzania  

In June we featured a story about the communities of Lake Tanganika in Tanzania and the Tuungane Project, which brings together human rights, environmental restoration and human health into one wholesome and inspiring project. Today we celebrate a major development and landmark for the Tuungane Project. Last week, it was announced that “the Tanzanian villages… Read more »

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Can Over-Population Be Solved By Feeding More People?

Nathanael Johnson from Grist revisits the book “How Many People Can Earth Support?” and has a conversation with the author Joel Cohen. Johnson explores the idea; how ending hunger can make communities become more efficient at solving problems caused by accelerated population growth.

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Are women our best hope for fighting climate change?    

An inspiring and enraging piece on the First Summit on Women and Climate Change in Bali. Complete with beautiful images and powerful testimonies from indigenous women around the world. “There is no difference between fighting for women’s rights and fighting for environmental protection,” says (Mama Aleta) Baun of East Timor. “They are equal.”