Issues & Trends
|1,800 dead as malaria 'epidemic' rages in Burundi: UN
Malaria has killed more than 1,800 people in Burundi this year, the United Nations humanitarian agency has said, a death toll rivalling an Ebola outbreak in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.
|A Quarter of Humanity Faces Looming Water Crises
BANGALORE, India — Countries that are home to one-fourth of Earth’s population face an increasingly urgent risk: The prospect of running out of water.
|An Overview of California’s Water Challenges and Solutions
By John Addison
|The Global Impacts of Rapidly Disappearing Arctic Sea Ice
The top of the world is turning from white to blue in summer as the ice that has long covered the north polar seas melts away. This monumental change is triggering a cascade of effects that will amplify global warming and could destabilize the global climate system.
|.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.