Issues & Trends
|.5B people worldwide lack access to toilets — WHO
By Analou de Vera
The World Health Organization (WHO) said an estimate of four and a half billion people worldwide lack access to a toilet that is connected to a “sewer or pit or septic tank that treats human waste.”
|WHO: Air pollution affects 90% of the world's population|
|WHO Global Urban Ambient Air Pollution Database (update 2016)
More than 80% of people living in urban areas that monitor air pollution are exposed to air quality levels that exceed the World Health Organization (WHO) limits. While all regions of the world are affected, populations in low-income cities are the most impacted.
|Want To Fight Global Warming? It’s Time To Get Planting.
by Kate Ryan
|New Design Makes Net Zero Housing Affordable, Speeds Up Construction
Full Story: The Atmospheric Fund @AtmosphericFund
|Algae Poised to Power Future Fuel Cells
Researchers at the University of Cambridge have developed a new algae-powered fuel cell that is five times more efficient than existing plant and algal models.
|Freshwater under stress as acidity rises, scientists say
The first manifestation of freshwater acidification could be poor water quality due to a bacteria known for producing toxins
By Thin Lei Win
|Oceans Losing Oxygen at Breathtaking Speeds
|Opinion: Mapping out the future of humanitarian response
|Europe’s half a million landfill sites potentially worth a fortune
By Josh Jacobs
Waste can now be mined for metals and to create fuel