Searching for a solution the world’s sanitation problems, the Gates Foundation recently convened a fair of all the different toilet innovations it has funded. And then it tested them with 50 gallons of fake poop.
Rain doesn’t do great things for the largest city in the country, causing a lot of sewage to get pumped directly into nearby waterways. By investing in water-absorbent infrastructure now, can the city save money on cleaning up its rivers in the future?
It’s easy to think of programs that help girls and women, but it’s time to flip that on its head: We should be implementing ideas that use girls and women as social entrepreneurs themselves.
Want to know that your cell phone isn’t going to fund murderous militias in Africa? You can, if you are buying from the right companies.
Scientists just revealed first total measurement of all aspects of the health of the ocean. It’s not great. We’re averaging a D minus.
To reconnect with irritated and discombobulated travelers, airports around the world are reinventing themselves as relaxing destinations--complete with pools, golf courses, and movie theaters--rather than just the awful place where they search your bags before you get on a plane.
Institutions like hospitals and colleges don’t pay any property taxes. Their value is in what they bring to a city. But when revenues shrink so low that basic services are threatened, cities like Hartford are starting to ask for their major nonprofits to return some of that generosity.
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