Every Friday we round up the most interesting, inspiring or funny stories we came across while conducting research for our news stories. This week: Solar Energy Brings Food, Water and Light to West Africa – A cost-effective alternative to the diesel engine for pumping water and powering villages.
Have you read something we should know about? Please let us know in the comments.
Solar Energy Brings Food, Water and Light to West Africa
A cost-effective alternative to the diesel engines used for pumping water and powering villages.
Sensible or Sinister? The Growth of “Smart” Thinking
Smart technology could help speed us towards a sustainable, low carbon economy but gaining public trust is crucial.
What Do You Know About World Energy?
You know that the world is using a lot of energy, but how much do you really know about how we are fuelling civilisation?
Deep Poverty in Retreat, Even through the Great Recession
This is as close to a palindrome as a truism can get: No news is good news Good news is no news.
Rethinking Carbon Dioxide: From a Pollutant to an Asset
Three start-up companies led by prominent scientists are working on new technologies to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. The scientific community is sceptical, but these entrepreneurs believe the process of CO2 removal can eventually be profitable and help cool an overheating planet.
In Africa´s Vanishing Forests, the Benefits of Bamboo
In the fight to reverse deforestation and environmental ruin in Africa, some are using a fast-growing, renewable weapon.
Dirkje Koene is a Copywriter for Fairfood International
Image: Arno & Louise Wildlife (CC License)< Back