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Thursday, 26-April-2018

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Synergistic Approach To Sanitation In Kenya

a week ago
  Mihir Paul Access to safe human waste disposal methods is crucial for the health and well-being of people. Lack of access to safe human waste disposal facilities leads to higher costs to the community through pollution of rivers, ground water and higher incidence of air and water borne diseases. Other costs include reduced incomes as a result of disease and lower educational outcomes.  In slums near Nairobi, Kenya, researchers are testing how subsidizing the cost of connecting to the sewer system and providing information about the heal...
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13 EUROPEAN COUNTRIES TO PROTECT THE GREAT BUSTARD

3 weeks ago
Delegates from 13 European countries agreed on transboundary conservation measures for the great bustard - the heaviest flying bird in Europe. Germany is one of the signatories to the agreement concluded under the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS), also known as the Bonn Convention, to protect the Middle-European population of the species. CMS and the Brandenburg State Office for Environment organised the meeting. The globally threatened specie prefers an open landscape. The best habitat for the bird in Central Europe is open, unfragmented and non-intensively used agricultural fields with a high proportion of f...
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DEFEATING CLIMATE CHANGE WITH TECHNOLOGY, MOBILISATION

6 weeks ago
Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres is betting that the battle against climate change will be won through the technological advances and public mobilisation even if governments fail to act. While “there are reasons to be alarmed” about the rapid pace of climate change, “we believe that the right bet is the bet that technology is pointing to, and that bet is the green technology, and cities, companies, consumers are making that bet,” he said. “I think that what is clear is that the reality is changed by the companies that produce, the consumers, the cities that mana...
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Bend It Like Alakhpura Girls

9 weeks ago
  On a cold and wet winter afternoon, some 30 km from the district headquarters of Bhiwani, tired boys buckled up to return home after seven hours of school. But for the girls, the ringing of the closing bell was a signal to don their kits and get ready to reach the sports ground for their daily football practice. Girls playing football? And that too in a socially conservative state that has drawn negative attention for its skewed sex ratio and where girls are known to have been victims of gender discrimination, from womb to adulthood? In about 30 minutes, around 200 girl...
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The WaSH European Union Initiatives

9 weeks ago
Easy access to adequate sanitation and sufficient amounts of safe water for drinking and hygiene at home, schools and healthcare facilities is essential to human health and well-being and should be a prerequisite for a decent life in the 21st century. Diseases related to inadequate water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) include diarrhoea, but also other disease outcomes, such as hepatitis A, legionellosis and soil-transmitted helminth infections. In the Region, 14 diarrhoea deaths a day can be attributed to inadequate WaSH. Infants and children under 5 years of age are particularly vulnerable to diarrhoea as a leading cause of malnutrition and death. To tackle the prevailin...
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Europeans worked at sanitation solutions from ancient to modern times

9 weeks ago
  Mihir Paul ThrougHOUT the modern history of man, we managed to advance our way of life in countless ways with newer technological and medical discoveries. One of those areas that received much attention was sanitation, the widespread tradition of health promotion through prevention of human contact with wastewaters. Any history of sanitation is incomplete without mentioning Europe. As civilisations grew, sanitation practices and utilities also developed, particularly in Europe since it was the source of inventions and technology. Considering the fact that most of the kingdoms that had colonies around the world belonged to Europe, sanitation practices evolved qui...
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DRONES MONITOR WILDLIFE BETTER THAN HUMANS

10 weeks ago
Canberra: The scientists from University of Adelaide employed thousands of rubber ducks to prove that drones are more accurate than humans, Xinhua news agency reported. Experienced wildlife spotters were pitted against spotters who counted birds from drone imagery to see which group would get closest to the actual number of fake birds. Ground spotters counted the birds using binoculars or telescopes while a drone was flown over the beach, taking pictures from different heights an...
 free-public-transport-to-lower-urban

 FREE PUBLIC TRANSPORT TO LOWER URBAN 

10 weeks ago
Berlin: At least 20 major German cities continue to record nitrogen oxide pollution levels that exceed the EU limits and would be unable to correct the circumstance before 2020 according to a new report, Xinhua news agency said.  With the announcement on Tuesday, Berlin attempted to prevent any legal action against it by the European Commiss...
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BACK PAIN IN ACTIVE OLDER ADULTS LINKED TO ENDURANCE

11 weeks ago
New York: Older adults are living longer and healthier active lives, so paying attention to conditions that may threaten independent function is increasingly important," said lead author of the study Eleanor Simonsick, from the National Institute on Aging in the US. The study, published in Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, also included Kushang V. Patel, associate professor from University of Washington. For the study, researchers examined the potential contributio...
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PROTEIN MAY IMPROVE SURVIVAL DURING FLU

11 weeks ago
New York: The results -- published in the journal Respiratory Research -- suggest that the protein, GM-CSF, could be a potential therapeutic strategy for treating the flu, said E Scott Halstead, Assistant Professor at Penn State College of Medicine in Pennsylvania, US. The researchers studied the survival and lung function of mice with influenza in the lab. 
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SCIENTISTS SOLVE MYSTERY OF WHEN FLOWERS ORIGINATED

11 weeks ago
London: Flowering plants likely originated between 149 and 256 million years ago, said the study published in the journal New Phytologist. The study shows that flowering plants are neither as old as suggested by previous molecular studies, nor as young as a literal interpretation of their fossil record. "The discrepancy between estimates of flowering plant evolution from molecular data and fossil records has caused much debate. Even Darwin described the origin of this group ...
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NASA LAUNCHES NEW ANTI-HARASSMENT POLICY FOR EMPLOYEES

11 weeks ago
Washington:   Harassment, including sexual harassment, has no place here at NASA and will not be tolerated. It's not consistent with our values, our employee engagement, and our high-performance culture. It's wrong and it's not acceptable," Robert Lightfoot, Acting NASA Administrator, was quoted as saying in a video message released at the space agency's YouTube channel this week. Lightfoot outlined the procedures for a...