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Recycling Water: A Lesson from Singapore

We never know the worth of water till the well is dry. ~Thomas Fuller, Gnomologia, 1732 Water shortage is a major environmental issues throughout the world. Despite international treaties that are meant to distribute a fair share of water among neighboring nations many politicians and environmen...

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Tags: Asia, Conservation, Rainwater, Recycle, Reuse
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Post-Gandhi India Still a Source of Green Inspiration

Discussions about reducing carbon emissions and fighting the global environmental crisis often break down between developed and less-developed nations, with the most heavily-polluting countries ironically dispensing the most advice about how to live green. What can Americans learn from a country ...

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Tags: Asia, Consumption, Developing nation, Gandhi, India, Simple living, Sustainable consumerism
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The Volunteer Spirit, Seen Across Cultures

The New York Times had an article about volunteer street cleanup in Pakistan. “The youth of Pakistan wants to change things,” said Shahram Azhar, the lead singer for Laal, a Pakistani rock band, reflecting an attitude that is typical of this rebellious younger generation. “The reason the Taliba...

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Tags: Activism, Asia, Culture, Pakistan, Service, Strategy, Student, Trash, Volunteer
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Trash Destinations: Ship Breaking Workers in Bangladesh

In the U.S., we have our own sense of environmental changes. Cities like Atlanta are dealing with a water shortage; dry states are getting dryer; coastal cities feel even more threatened by hurricanes. On the positive side, some rural areas are experiencing a renaissance of the small farm, and ur...

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Tags: Asia, Bangladesh, Contamination, Human rights, Ship, Toxins, Trash, Workers
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