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An innovative water-sensitive project aims to dramatically improve the health of slums and their environment together.

Water-sensitive innovations to transform health of slums and environment

A five-year project announced today will implement an innovative water-sensitive approach tailored to informal settlements. The goal is to revitalise 24 communities in Fiji and Indonesia.
He’s been to Trump Tower, now it’s time for Bill Gates to set his sights on planet Mars. Andrew Kelly/Reuters

Why we should send Bill Gates to Mars

We need Mars-level thinking to solve our energy and climate problems here on Earth.
Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is guided through Mbalmayo, Cameroon, a town where residents are engaged in projects to further the MDGs. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

How Africa can perform better in the new round of UN development goals

The Millennium Development Goals failed in aspects like poverty. Lessons must be learnt to ensure that these mistakes will not be repeated by the Sustainable Development Goals.
Social media might help you navigate the confusing world of sustainability. ra2studio/shutterstock.com

Can Facebook help you make your home more sustainable?

Social media is a great way to to share tips, knowledge and expertise - including about how to reduce the environmental footprint of your home.
You shouldn’t have to crank up the aircon. chanus/shutterstock.com

Why bad housing design pumps up power prices for everyone

Power-hungry houses that rely on air conditioning to make up for their bad design mean that the electricity grid has to cope with summer demand peaks – and everybody pays.
Google last week announced that it is on target to power its operations 100 percent by renewable energy, an example of businesses trying to change the energy system. Pixabay

Trump, carbon neutrality and the next phase of business sustainability

With a Trump administration hostile to action on climate change, businesses need to go beyond just complying with environmental regulations and take on the whole system.

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