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Report Identifies Barriers, Offers Solutions to Water and Sanitation Service Delivery

Giving poor people a say in the water and sanitation services they receive, and allowing alternative documentation to prove residence are some of the simple solutions that can bring sustainable water and sanitation services to the hundreds of millions currently living without, according to a new report released on August 18, 2009 by the Water and Sanitation Program (WSP).


Governments Step-up Reduction on DDT Reliance and Add Nine Chemicals Under international Treaty, Stockholm Convention

Nine persistent organic pollutants (POPs) were listed today under the Stockholm Convention. Over 160 Governments have just concluded a one-week conference with practical decisions that will strengthen a global effort to eradicate some of the most toxic chemicals known to humankind.


WHO-UNEP-GEF Announce A Big Step Forward towards a DDT-Free World

Countries move toward more sustainable ways to roll back malaria ahead of Millennium Development Goals during the 4th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the UNEP-Linked Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants in Geneva, Switzerland.


First Coordinated REACH Enforcement Project Started: Regulation of Chemical Substances

REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of CHemicals) is a European Union Regulation of 18 December 2006 that addresses the production and use of chemical substances, and their potential impacts on both human health and the environment.


World Water Day March 22, 2009: Water Sharing is Crucial in the Fight Against Disease

This 2009, the Disease Control Priorities Project (DCPP) is joining the world community in observing World Water Day.


Small Ecuadorian Clean Water Project Improves Health in Village

Agua Muisne is a non-profit corporation founded in 2007 by a group of Americans and Ecuadorians who are concerned about the many people who are put in grave danger by bad drinking water.


Boost for Hazardous Waste Management in Côte d’Ivoire

A new project launched on June 16, 2008 by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) will help the Government of Côte d’Ivoire and others in the region to manage hazardous waste, both within their countries and across borders.


Commuting Bicyclists: A Growing Transportation Trend

Biking is gaining popularity as a form of commuting which benefits  the environment.


Climate Change Will Erode Foundations of Health: WHO Advises Adaptive Changes to Health Systems

Scientists tell us that the evidence the Earth is warming is "unequivocal." Increases in global average air and sea temperature, ice melting and rising global sea levels all help us understand and prepare for the coming challenges.


Swedish Teenagers Help Educate and Empower Female Refugees in Rwanda

Some US$900,000 raised by Swedish teenagers is giving young female refugees in Rwanda the chance to become more independent and to lead productive lives.


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