Clean Water from Poop


Clean Water from Poop, Spain Targets 100% Renewable Energy, Sustainable Farming in Tajikistan

Researchers from Duke University have developed a technology that can generate clean, reusable water from poop as an alternative to the current costly off-site biological treatment; Spain will add 3 gigawatts of solar and wind power capacity every year for the next decade, so as to use 100% renewable energy by 2050; and Tajikistan is using agroforestry in order to fight soil degradation and boost livelihoods.

Ending Domestic Violence in Tajikistan


Ending Domestic Violence in Tajikistan, Jamaica Bans Single-Use Plastics, Reforesting the Amazon

A new scheme has resulted in a 50% drop in violence against women in Tajikistan; Jamaica will introduce a ban on single-use plastic bags, straws, and styrofoam starting next year; and Peruvian scientists found several tree species that can survive adverse conditions and fill in the gap caused by mining and other methods of deforestation.