Mar 23, 2017 7:25 AM ET Sanitation ‘Revolution’: A New Pay-Monthly Poop Removal System iCrowdNewswire - Mar 23, 2017 - By IPS World DeskROME/COLOMBO, Mar 22 2017 (IPS)Developing countries struggling to cope with huge volumes of human waste may finally get some relief, and a new business opportunity. Dhaka grew into a metropolitan area with a population of more than 15 million and the world’s 3rd most densely populated city.. (more...)

Mar 23, 2017 5:25 AM ET Local Solutions to Rebuild Oldest Cuban City in Hurricane Matthew’s Wake iCrowdNewswire - Mar 23, 2017 - The veranda of a house which has been used to provide shelter for four families, including the family of retiree Dania de la Cruz. In the eastern Cuban city of Baracoa, 167 people are still living in shelters after Hurricane Matthew destroyed their homes in October 2016. Credit: Jorge Luis. (more...)

Mar 22, 2017 8:25 PM ET Disabled Caribbeans Find Freedom in Technology iCrowdNewswire - Mar 22, 2017 - There is still need for better educational opportunities, housing, medical care, and everything that is extended to other citizens in the Caribbean. Credit: BigstockBy Jewel FraserPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Mar 23 2017 (IPS)Visually impaired Kerryn Gunness is excited about the possibilities offered by a new free app that would serve. (more...)

Mar 22, 2017 4:25 PM ET Together We are Stronger Against Police Violence iCrowdNewswire - Mar 22, 2017 - Shackelia Jackson's brother Nakeia was murdered by police in Jamaica. Credit: Amnesty InternationalBy Shackelia JacksonKINGSTON, Jamaica, Mar 22 2017 (IPS)As a relative of a young man killed by the police in Kingston, Jamaica, many people have asked me how my family copes with the pain, with having lost a part. (more...)

Mar 22, 2017 4:25 PM ET New Approach Needed for Peace in Afghanistan iCrowdNewswire - Mar 22, 2017 - Afghan women. Credit: IPSBy Jessica NeuwirthNEW YORK, Mar 22 2017 (IPS)When the United States went to war in Afghanistan in 2001, the Taliban’s despicable treatment of women was cited by First Lady Laura Bush as one of the main reasons for going to war. Yet, since that regime fell 15. (more...)

Mar 22, 2017 3:25 PM ET Climate Breaks All Records: Hottest Year, Lowest Ice, Highest Sea Level iCrowdNewswire - Mar 22, 2017 - Extreme and unusual trends continue in 2017. Credit: WMOBy IPS World DeskROME, Mar 22 2017 (IPS)Climate has, once more, broken all records, with the year 2016 making history-highest-ever global temperature, exceptionally low sea ice, unabated sea level rise and ocean heat. And what is even worse– extreme and unusual trends. (more...)

Mar 22, 2017 3:25 PM ET Civil Society Representatives: “Water is the Foundation of our Life” iCrowdNewswire - Mar 22, 2017 - By Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Mar 22 2017 (IPS)“Water is life”—a slogan that arose from the anti-Dakota Access Pipeline movement is one that resonates not only in the U.S., but around the world as millions still lack access to clean, safe water. At the UN, representatives across sectors gathered to discuss. (more...)

Mar 22, 2017 11:25 AM ET Don’t Understand Clouds? But You Should! iCrowdNewswire - Mar 22, 2017 - Credit: World Meteorological OrganizationBy Baher KamalROME, Mar 22 2017 (IPS)Obviously, there are so many issues and phenomena that have been brought up by growing impact of climate change that one would likely not think about. Some of them, however, are essential and would be good to learn about. For instance,. (more...)

Mar 22, 2017 9:25 AM ET Investing in Zimbabwe’s Smallholder Farmers iCrowdNewswire - Mar 22, 2017 - Women do demonstrations during a Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Farmer Field Schools training in Zimbabwe. Credit: Sally Nyakanyanga/IPSBy Sally NyakanyangaHARARE, Mar 22 2017 (IPS)To take his mangoes to Shurugwi, 230 kms south of Harare, requires Edward Madzokere to hire a cart and wake up at dawn. The fruit farmer. (more...)

Mar 22, 2017 6:25 AM ET Is Wastewater the New Black Gold? iCrowdNewswire - Mar 22, 2017 - Credit: BigStockBy UNESCODURBAN, South Africa, Mar 22 2017 (UNESCO)What if we were to consider the vast quantities of domestic, agricultural and industrial wastewater discharged into the environment everyday as a valuable resource rather than costly problem? This is the paradigm shift advocated in the United Nations World Water Development Report,. (more...)

Mar 22, 2017 3:25 AM ET Sweetened Research, Sugared Recommendations iCrowdNewswire - Mar 22, 2017 - Health problems stemming from carbohydrates, especially sugar over-consumption are correlated to growing overweight, obesity and non-communicable diseases, such as diabetes, throughout the world. Credit: IPSBy Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Tan Zhai GenKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Mar 22 2017 (IPS)In 2015, Coca Cola’s chief scientist was forced to resign after revelations that. (more...)

Mar 22, 2017 1:25 AM ET Discrimination Compounds Global Inequality: UN Report iCrowdNewswire - Mar 22, 2017 - UNDP Administrator, Helen Clark. Credit: UN Photo/Rick BajornasBy Lyndal RowlandsUNITED NATIONS, Mar 22 2017 (IPS)Despite 25 years of impressive global development, many people are not benefiting from progress due to persistent discrimination, according to a UN report released Tuesday.The 2017 Human Development Report found that overall human development has improved. (more...)

Mar 21, 2017 3:25 PM ET The vital link between forests and energy iCrowdNewswire - Mar 21, 2017 - By Dr Sue Lautze, Ph.DMar 21 2017 (The Daily Star, Bangladesh)Because forests are crucial for the survival and wellbeing of current and future generations, the United Nations General Assembly decreed every 21 March to be the International Day of Forests (IDF). For the 5th IDF, on 21 March 2017, the. (more...)

Mar 21, 2017 2:25 PM ET Water, the Great Enabler iCrowdNewswire - Mar 21, 2017 - Girls by well. Credit: GWPBy Rudolph CleveringaSTOCKHOLM, Mar 21 2017 (IPS)I listened to a Haitian farmer share solutions with neighbouring water users on how best to allocate scarce water resources. I learned about the resolution of inter-village water conflicts after sitting in a longboat for hours on the Ganges Delta. (more...)

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