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Jumping In to Remove Dams Across Europe

Men participate in The Big Jump 2021 by enjoying a river in the Jezera Eco-Center near Bijeljina, a city in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

VIENNA, Austria, August 17, 2021 (Maximpact.com) – Citizens from across Europe have jumped in together to crowdfund removal of dams on rivers across the continent. The 2021 edition of the Big Jump event was the first joint crowdfunding action to be carried out at the same time in multiple European countries.

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Wringing More Value From Pakistan’s Water

No country’s economy is more water-intensive than Pakistan’s, and this degree of water use, combined with a warming climate, is leading to drought, water scarcity and arsenic-contaminated groundwater in the South Asian nation.

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Vote for 2018 Young Champions of the Earth

A healthy reef in Jarvis Island National Wildlife Refuge, located 1,305 nautical miles south of Honolulu. (Photo: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) Public domain.

Mohamed Abdirahman, 29, of Hargeisa, Somaliland established his own tree-planting program in 2015, the same year he graduated from the University of Hargeisa with a degree in Environmental Science. He is now one of 35 finalists worldwide in the contest for the 2018 Young Champions of the Earth prize.

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