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    Blue Carbon, Green Futures

    Along Madagascar’s north-west coast are areas covered with mangrove forests. These landscapes, which the environmental organization Blue Ventures refers to as “blue forests,” are being lost at a devastating rate–even faster than the Amazon Rainforest.

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The MATCH Fund – Breaking and Holding Ground for Women

The MATCH Fund – Breaking and Holding Ground for Women

July 29th, 2015

. By Rachel Pott

Sector: Gender,Human Rights

The MATCH Fund is a grant-making organization that funds women’s rights organizations in the global South, supporting projects that are creating lasting change.... (more)

Tags: Canada,funding,Global South,grant-making,innovation,Jess Tomlin,The MATCH International Women’s Fund,women’s rights

Solar-Powered Plane Promoting Clean Technologies

Solar-Powered Plane Promoting Clean Technologies

July 27th, 2015

. By Ellen Parsons

Sector: Environment,Inventions

The fully solar powered plane, Solar Impulse 2, landed a few weeks ago in Kalaeloa, Hawaii, after a round-the-world flight, challenging the boundaries of what we can expect from clean technologies.... (more)

Tags: air travel,clean technology,climate change,solar energy,solar power

Get Patched Up with a Clinic in a Can

Get Patched Up with a Clinic in a Can

July 24th, 2015

. By Elizabeth DiCesare

Sector: Health

Shipping containers provide more uses than holding supplies. The practice of “cargotecture” has taken off in recent years, and refurbishes old shipping containers by turning them into sustainable housing options. An organization that formed in 2002, called Clinic in a Can, is transforming shipping containers and utilizing them in a new way: to provide medical attention to those living in... (more)

Tags: Disease,doctor,Ebola,Mobile,off-the-grid,Recycling,solar

Online Abortion Services: Women on Web

Online Abortion Services: Women on Web

July 22nd, 2015

. By Ellen Parsons

Sector: Gender,Health

Women on Web is a non-profit organization based in The Netherlands that provides access to safe abortions for women. The pro-choice led initiative, created in 1999 by Dutch physician Rebecca Gomperts, has launched several controversial campaigns to advocate for women’s reproductive rights globally.... (more)

Tags: abortion,Online,pregnancy,Women,women's health

The Women WASH Leaders of Ethiopia's Biogas Café Cooperatives

The Women WASH Leaders of Ethiopia's Biogas Café Cooperatives

July 20th, 2015

. By Sarah Judd

Sector: Gender,Livelihoods,Water & Sanitation

When water and sanitation facilities aren’t available, women suffer the most. Unfortunately for many women in Ethiopia, proper facilities just aren’t available in their communities which leads to adverse health effects for themselves and their families.... (more)

Tags: Africa,biofuel,Emmanuel Development Association,Ethiopia,Waste,Water and Sanitation,Womens Cooperative

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