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Red Cross Works to Bring Clean Water to People All Over the World
American Red Cross

After unfortunate earthquakes, typhoons, floods and tsunamis damage water infrastructure, clean water becomes harder to come by in many parts of the world. The American Red Cross has partnered with the global Red Cross and Red Crescent to provide access to water and invest in…

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A Review of the Sustainable Development Goals
United Nations Foundation

Three years into the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), the UN Foundation has begun to review the progress of these ambitious goals. Some advantages have been the continuous decline of child deaths, and the rise of access to electricity, science and technology. Unfortunately, global hunger is…

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Automated Intelligence is Helping Us Tackle Ocean Plastic Pollution
Global Citizen

Scientists estimate that 8 million metric tons of plastic enter the oceans every year. Peter Kohler has spearheaded The Plastic Tide Project which involves flying drones above coastlines and oceans to pinpoint plastic waste to better target clean-up efforts. The drones rely on artificial intelligence…

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New Initiatives Unlock Quality Education in Developing Regions
Heather Kaczrowski

In 2007, Opportunity International launched the EduFinance initiative to offer a new, market based, entrepreneurial approach to help solve the global education crisis. By building the capacity of local communities to grow their own quality, affordable private schools, over 2.3 million children have gained access…

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In the Fight Against Plastic Pollution, Chile Bans Plastic Bags
Global Citizen

On June 1, Chile banned retail businesses from using plastic bags as a part of a growing campaign against plastic pollution. Chilean President Sebastian Piñera says “A bag is manufactured in a minute, used for half an hour, and remains 400 years in our nature.”…

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