Oliver Naslund

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Haiti and Hurricane Katrina inspire revolutionary new disaster shelters

Following the earthquake in Haiti in 2010, the UN and other humanitarian organisations scrambled to provide sufficient housing for 1.5 million Haitians. At the end of 2013, around 150,000 people were still living in temporary structures and makeshift tents. Progress to rebuild the country has been …

The iPhone's Fingerprint Scanner Is About To Get Really Useful

Wouldn't it be cool to log into your banking app on your smartphone using your fingerprint instead of that string of capital letters, numbers and symbols known as your password?<p>For iPhone owners, those days could be near.<p>Apple announced on Monday that it's opened up Touch ID, the fingerprint …

Free State health dept could face national takeover

05 Jun 2014 14:06<p>While many say the Free State health department's financial situation is dire, officials say "there's no problem at all".<p>The Free …

Will New Climate Regulations Destroy the Economy? (Hint: No.)

<b>No. On the contrary, they might just save it by helping stimulate new technologies and industries and by reducing the risks of climate disruption.</b><p>There is a long history of claims that new rules to protect the environment or human health will seriously harm the United States economy. These claims …

The Right to Clean Water

<i>by guest blogger, Maya K. van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper</i><p>My son went to the faucet for a glass of water to drink. It came out clean, clear, and fresh. He enjoyed his first sip and then gulped the rest down.<p>As a resident of the United States, do I have the right to expect healthy water for my …

Metro - Nigerian military 'risking the lives of lost girls' say British troops- Daily Star

British troops have slammed the Nigerian government for serious blunders that could wreck attempts to free the 200 Chibok girls kidnapped by …

Russian troops pulling back from Ukrainian border, U.S. officials say

Russia has begun pulling most of its roughly 40,000 troops away from its border with Ukraine, a move that U.S. and NATO officials called encouraging.<p>Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the movement of soldiers and equipment was promising but added that all of the Russian troops shifted to the area …

Voluntary guidance on slavery is pointless – only radical action will help

By all usual measures, the latest Sedex guidance on contemporary slavery is an excellent document. It provides a concise overview of the problem, sets out the risks to business and shares ideas on how organisations should begin to respond to the risks of forced labour in their supply chains. Yet …

Jordan opens new Syrian refugee camp

The Jordanian government and the UN have officially opened a new camp for refugees from the war in Syria with the potential to become one of the world's largest refugee camps.<p>Although the first refugees began arriving on Monday – 437 so far – the camp, which currently has shelters for 25,000 and …

Children are robbed of the right to education worldwide – but we can help | Julia Gillard

As the 'Bring back our girls' campaign and the attack on Malala have shown, basic education is routinely denied to children. International efforts can begin to right this wrong<p>Attacks on education have become visible in our world. The shooting of Malala Yousafzai, who was shot for daring to go to …

Taliban launch attacks across Afghanistan

Taliban fighters have opened fire and stormed a government building in eastern Afghanistan in the most serious of a string of attacks across the country, while in Kabul two rockets struck inside the grounds of the city's international airport but caused no damage.<p>Following the attack on Monday, …