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Sustainable Agriculture: Six Options for Agricultural Drones

Drone technology will give the agriculture industry a high-technology makeover, with planning and strategy based on real-time data gathering and processing. PwC estimates the market for drone-powered solutions in agriculture at $32.4 billion. Following are six ways aerial and ground-based agricultural drones will be used throughout the crop cycle. Continue reading

The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

I’ve just signed ONE.org’s petition asking world leaders to prioritise support for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria. Will you join me? Since 2002, the Global Fund has saved more than 17 million lives. No one should die from a preventable and treatable disease, no matter where they live. The Global Fund to fight AIDS etc is on a path to save 22 million lives by 2016 and can do even more, but it won’t happen without the funding it needs next year. Continue reading

Sponsor a Child

As you read this, more than 1,000 girls and boys are on Save the Children* sponsorship waiting list. You have the ability to help brighten their futures by accepting this invitation to sponsor a child for just a minimum of $20 a month — that’s only 67 cents per day to bring real, lasting change! Please, respond by August 15, 2015. Continue reading

UNEP Bans Microplastics in Cosmetics

Next time you are in the shower using a refreshing exfoliating shower gel, take a moment to check what the scrubbing agents are made of. According to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), chances are pretty high they are made of tiny plastic beads, and by the time the container is empty, you will have used and poured down the drain as much plastic as the packaging the gel came in. Continue reading

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