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Climate Action: Google and UN launch Open Foris online platform

The Open Foris online platform was recently unveiled by the United Nations. This is a new software developed in partnership with Google to help tackle climate change, deforestation, and food production issues. The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (UNFAO) launched the Open Foris online platform that will use a high-resolution satellite to send images to monitor changes in land use and forest cover. Continue reading

Water Management in the International ​Space Station

In the International ​Space Station (ISS), ​water is in ​short supply, ​so National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has ​developed an ​innovative way ​to filter wastewater on the ISS using ​chemical and ​distillation ​processes. This ​lets it turn ​liquid from the ​air, sweat and ​even urine into ​drinkable water. ​ Continue reading

The Inside Story of the Paris Climate Agreement

The Inside Story of the Paris Climate Agreement and its importance for Earth Day.

 
April 22nd is celebrated as the International Mother Earth Day. In addition to this, a high-level signing ceremony, convened by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, took place as a first step in implementing the Paris Climate Agreement, which was adopted in Paris, France, on 12 December 2015. Continue reading

New African Agricultural Innovation Center

A new ​Agricultural ​Innovation ​Center ​that will help ​African countries promote ​innovation in ​the agricultural ​sector to ​combat rural ​poverty and ​hunger has been ​inaugurated. The Green ​Innovation ​Center, which ​was inaugurated ​at AfricaRice ​in Benin, aims ​to boost ​agricultural ​productivity, ​increase the ​incomes of ​smallholder ​farmers and ​create job ​opportunities, ​particularly ​for youth and ​women in Benin, ​Burkina Faso, ​Cameroon, ​Ethiopia, Ghana,​ Kenya, Malawi, ​Mali, Nigeria, ​Togo, Tunisia ​and Zambia. ​ Continue reading

How to Solve Urban Water Drought Crisis

Our grandparents’ generation created an amazing system of canals and reservoirs that made it possible for people to live in places where there wasn’t a lot of water. For example, during the Great Depression, they created the Hoover Dam, which in turn, created Lake Mead and made it possible for the cities of Las Vegas and Phoenix and Los Angeles to provide water for people who lived in a really dry place. Continue reading

Sewer Drones set to take over one of the Smelliest Jobs

The job of ​sewer workers ​in Barcelona ​could be about ​to become much ​easier with the ​aid of a fleet ​of unmanned ​aerial vehicles (sewer drones) ​tasked with ​inspecting the ​city’s vast ​network of ​underground ​tunnels. ​Sewer drones could ​take over the ​tricky ​inspection work ​within two ​years, if a ​scheme in ​Barcelona, Spain gets ​the go-ahead.​ The plan is ​to launch a ​fleet of flying ​”sewer drones” ​which would ​inspect the ​state of the ​city’s ​sewers, as well ​as measuring ​air and water ​quality and ​keeping track ​of the state of ​the walls and ​blockages. ​ Continue reading

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