Bill Gates tackles child mortality with $75M network of disease surveillance centers

May 8, 2015 by  
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Bill Gates wants to know why children are dying, and he’s paying $75 million to find out. Gates told The Atlantic about the most recent endeavor for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: a network of disease surveillance centers , designed to collect information on the ground in poor countries where medical treatment is often unavailable. According to Gates, once we know more about which diseases are occurring where and with what frequency, we will be able to do real work to help save the children of the world. Read the rest of Bill Gates tackles child mortality with $75M network of disease surveillance centers Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bill and melinda gates foundation , bill gates , child mortality , disease surveillance centers , eradicating disease , gates foundation , healthcare in poor countries , philanthropy for health , vaccination needs

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HMMD unveils Himalayan Mountain Hut Competition winners

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New analysis shows fracking chemicals in Pennsylvania drinking water

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The true consequences of fracking are finally being shown, after a test found fracking chemicals in Pennsylvania homes that are located near a reported well-pad leak. The New York Times reports that a team of scientists conducted an analysis using a new technique to determine that a chemical compound known as 2-BE was present in homes near the fracking well. The compound is an “unidentified mixture of organic contaminants, both commonly seen in the flowback water from Marcellus shale activity.” Read the rest of New analysis shows fracking chemicals in Pennsylvania drinking water Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: drinking water contaminated by fracking , fracking chemicals found in drinking water , fracking contaminates drinking water , pennsylvania fracking , pennsylvania fracking chemicals water

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3 must-watch policy fights in sustainable business

May 28, 2013 by  
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Policies are being crafted that will impact Renewable Portfolio Standards, the farm bill and green power financing. Here's how you can support these measures.

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Simon Property ups sustainability tech to lure tenants, shoppers

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The world's largest real estate firm is running pilot tests of a solar-powered EV station and plastic waste compressor.

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ICYMI: How Kohl’s, Legrand and others cash in on Better Buildings

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In the past week, we've seen the results of the first year of the Department of Energy's Better Buildings Challenge, the latest and greatest in distributed cloud technology, the dark side of Greek yogurt and much more.

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