Month: November 2016

Slumscapes: How the world’s five biggest slums are shaping their futures

Slumscapes: How the world’s five biggest slums are shaping their futures

Slumscapes: How the world’s five biggest slums are shaping their futures | Reuters Slumscapes: How the world’s five biggest #slums are shaping their futures Students attend the morning parade at a school in Kenya’s Kibera slums in capital Nairobi, September 21, 2015. Kenya’s president on Sunday urged teachers who have been on strike for about…

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Uganda to shut down Zuckerberg-funded schools – CNN.com

Uganda to shut down Zuckerberg-funded schools – CNN.com

They are profit making enormously http://www.cnn.com/2016/11/25/africa/uganda-schools-zuckerberg-gates/ africa, Uganda to shut down Zuckerberg-funded schools – CNN.com Uganda’s High Court has ordered Bridge International Academies, which is funded by the likes of Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg, to shut down their 63 schools. Curated from Uganda to shut down Zuckerberg-funded schools – CNN.com What kind of business…

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A large accumulation of small defeats

A large accumulation of small defeats

A large accumulation of small defeats The measures to curb air pollution in Delhi must necessarily tackle the city’s solid-waste crisis as well Landfills release noxious methane fumes into the air and leachates into the groundwater, presenting a permanent challenge to tackling pollution in cities. Yet landfills continue to be overlooked by flagship policies. Photo:…

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United States Congress Supports Resolution Promoting Blockchain

United States Congress Supports Resolution Promoting Blockchain

 Author Jacob Timp The United States House of Representatives has passed a nonbinding resolution calling for an adoption of “a national policy for technology to promote consumers' access to financial tools and online commerce to promote economic growth and consumer empowerment.” Why The Accelerated Interest? We have seen relatively little developments in the space of federal…

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Green Fire and Landfill Mining

Green Fire and Landfill Mining

Green Fire and Landfill Mining Landfill Mining – LFM – has the potential to have significant economic and environmental impacts. Historic landfill sites have many unquantifiable variables and estimates must be made of the wastes within them and the subsequent impacts that those wastes may have. It is only in recent years that accurate knowledge,…

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ISWA calls open dumps a global health emergency

ISWA calls open dumps a global health emergency

ISWA calls open dumps a ‘global health emergency’ A new report by the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) is highlighting the ‘global health emergency’ affecting tens of millions of people in developing countries who lack good sanitation infrastructure.    The front page of ‘Wasted health, the tragic case of open dumps’   The report, ‘Wasted…

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