Climate change will deepen economic disparity in the U.S.

July 12, 2017 by  
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Rising temperatures will cause the poorest U.S. counties to suffer the most, even in the wealthiest nation in the world. Most are in the Southeast.

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Eco-friendly school is a beacon of hope for one of the poorest neighborhoods in East Baltimore

March 21, 2016 by  
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OLPC to Air-Drop Laptops to the World’s Poorest Children

November 3, 2011 by  
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One Laptop Per Child (OLPC), a non-profit that seeks to provide every child on earth with an inexpensive laptop to use as a learning tool, just announced they’ll soon be air-dropping laptops into remote villages to help children in those villages teach themselves to read. Nicholas Negroponte, the founder of OLPC , explained that his idea is based on a minimally invasive education experiment done in India that shows children have an overwhelming capacity to navigate and learn — without instruction — from technology. Negroponte and his team will approach local leaders about the program in advance, and once agreed to, they’ll air-drop the laptops from helicopters and then return one year later to see if the children have made progress. Read the rest of OLPC to Air-Drop Laptops to the World’s Poorest Children Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: developing world , education in rural areas , education in the developing world , free education , inexpensive laptops , olpc , One Laptop Per Child , rural education , world wide education

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Turning Rice Husks into Cheap, Green Energy in Cambodia

April 8, 2010 by  
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Cambodia is among the poorest and most environmentally challenged countries in Asia, not exactly ideal conditions to launch a business striving toward a more sustainable future. But a partnership between a Cambodian firm and an American NGO has done just that.

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News from Mother Jones: Help Haiti, Whole Foods’ Ungreen Ways, Gross Tap Water

January 14, 2010 by  
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Yesterday, TreeHugger rounded up a few green charities that are helping the recovery effort in Haiti after Tuesday’s earthquake. MoJo ‘s human rights reporter Mac McClelland has a few more suggestions for how to help one of the poorest and least politically stable countries in the world (thanks in no small part to the Bush administration ) recover from a catastrophic natural disaster…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Help For Haiti Earthquake Aftermath. Giving Green.

January 12, 2010 by  
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Photos: Deforestation, (OGL Haiti) and Earthquake (AFP Twitpic) Haiti is in chaos after an earthquake registering 7.0 on the Richter magnitude scale has crumbled much of the country’s buildings and infrastructure.

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Cheap Solar Lamps Bring Electricity to Poorest in India – After a Tweak

December 19, 2009 by  
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Over 100 million homes in the poorest villages of India are currently without electricity. Villagers like these might be in the path of airplanes coming in for landing overhead, but in their thatched roofed dwellings they still fire up kerosene lamps at night so their kids can do their homework after dark

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It’s Humanitarian Day at Copenhagen: How Will the Developed Countries Honor It?

December 15, 2009 by  
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CNN/Youtube Debate Streaming from Copenhagen Now A day after African nations suspended talks to protest the death of Kyoto, the threats that global warming poses to the poorest countries is back in the spotlight on humanitarian day . But in the plenary room and in high level back rooms, a number of lingering rifts and questions continue to pollute the atmosphere in Copenhagen.

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Harvesting Fog Provides Drinking Water, Food to Peruvian Slums

November 12, 2009 by  
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Photo via Green Diary In Lima, Peru, more than 1.3 million people have no access to drinking water. The citizens without it are in the poorest areas, where water trucked in can cost nine times as much as it does in richer areas. So, citizens have had to either make do without running water, or, with the help of a German NGO, make dew into drinking water

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