Daily Archives: June 22, 2010

Rescuers hunt Brazil flood victims

Rescue workers in Brazil are searching for more than 200 trapped and missing people after the city of Rio de Janeiro and its surroundings were hit by the heaviest rains seen in half a century. More than 140 people have … Continue reading

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China’s ageing population

More than three decades after China introduced policies aimed at controlling its population, the country is having to cope with increasing demographic imbalances. One effect is the growing ratio of older to younger people, in turn placing huge pressures on … Continue reading

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Solving conflicts over water scarcity in Kenya’s Kimana Wetlands

In East and Sub Saharan Africa, availability of water is the single most critical factor for the survival of people. Wetlands in these regions are increasingly the scene of complex conflicts about water allocation between different user groups. Wetlands International … Continue reading

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Where is the Outrage?

One in eight people on earth don’t have access to safe drinking water. Where are the news headlines? Every 15 seconds, a child dies from a preventable water-related disease. Where is our outrage? Without such fundamental services as sanitation and … Continue reading

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Water Facts

Here are the facts about the water crisis. Every day, thousands of people die from lack of access to clean water. The safe water issue is intimately linked to hygiene education and proper sanitation, which is why we take an … Continue reading

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Teaching resources on Katine Development Project

Resources for secondary schools based on the Katine development project in Uganda. Topics include water, geography, food and farming, education and interpreting images http://www.guardian.co.uk/katine/secondarylessons

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Convenience food changes could save ‘thousands of lives’

Health watchdog attacks food industry in hard hitting report but is dismissed by the government as having over-reached itself. Tens of thousands of lives could be saved if major changes were made to processed and convenience foods, the UK’s leading … Continue reading

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The towns where people live the longest

The quest to live longer is one of humanity’s oldest dreams and three isolated communities seem to have stumbled across the answer. So what can they teach us about a longer life? Something remarkable links the remote Japanese island of … Continue reading

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