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Week for a Water Wise World

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Cool, clear, delicious water – there’s no substitute for the one substance on which all life depends. Yet, often there is too little clean water, or too much. These problems, and their solutions, are in the spotlight right now at World Water Week in Stockholm.

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Seafood Giants Partner for Sustainable Oceans

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For the first time, 10 of the world’s largest seafood companies have formed a new global coalition aimed at ending unsustainable practices, such as overfishing, slavery at sea and destructive impacts on ocean habitats and marine species.

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World Puts First Limits on Mercury Emissions

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From now on, for the first time, emissions of the neurotoxic element mercury will be controlled by 74 countries as a global treaty took effect on Wednesday, protecting millions of children and infants from neurological and health damage.

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Automated Cars Are Coming, Ready or Not

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Deep learning, an advanced form of artificial intelligence, and a dynamic way of computerized decision-making, are driving change for autonomous cars and for the entire automotive and transportation industry, finds a report published by the international professional services company KMPG.

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Phone Route to Wealth for the Unbanked

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Imagine being without a bank account, having no means of carrying out formal financial transactions, storing money, sending and receiving payments. That is the case for roughly 40 percent of the world’s working-age adults, about two billion people.

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Hi-tech Plastic Trees Generate Power

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Clean tech meets art meets life in a new energy tree with nanoleaves that absorb sunlight and quiver in the breeze to produce solar and wind power. A natural-looking, energy generator that looks like a real tree, the emerging new technology could completely change how homes are powered.

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The Cancer Risk of Carbon Capture

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China has decided to develop and implement carbon capture and storage (CCS) on a massive scale. But there is a problem. The process of capturing carbon can lead to the formation of carcinogenic chemicals.

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What Should Your Grant Proposal Include?

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Grant proposals can play a huge role for certain NGOs. Therefore it’s important to know the correct format, and how to maximize your grant writing to capitalize on every opportunity for funding. Here we’ll take a look at some of the good practices you can implement straight away.

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Sacred Sites Strategize for Impact Investments

Sacred Sites Strategize for Impact Investments

Representatives of sacred places and cities that attract spiritual pilgrims are working with highly placed conservationists to create a dedicated fund for their environmental protection by relying on the investment community’s growing commitment to ethical or impact investment.

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How can your NGO organize ToT training?

NGO’s by their very nature are not concerned with the accumulation of wealth. Whether you are classed as charitable, community based, national or international, the outlook and goals are usually far more long term.

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