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If you can go 10 minutes without touching your phone, Giorgio Armani will fund a day of water for a child in need

In this age of the ever-present smartphone and our 'always on' lifestyle, requesting that people leave their phone alone for even a brief span of …

Giorgio Armani

Believe it or not, Britain's biggest problem is a water shortage

Following the wettest winter for 250 years, it would seem fair to assume that drought-induced food shortages are unlikely to be a problem for Britain.<p>…

Americans use twice as much water as they think they do, study says

Americans use twice the amount of water they think they do, and appear to be particularly oblivious about how much H2O they flush down the toilet on a daily basis, according to new research.<p>In a paper published online Monday in the journal PNAS, a researcher concluded that Americans underestimated …

Water

West Virginia tap water ban partially lifted five days after chemical spill

• Officials announce safe water for about 10,000 residents • School systems to reopen after coal processing plant leak<p>The ban on tap water for parts of West Virginia was lifted on Monday, ending a crisis for a fraction of the 300,000 people who were told not to drink, wash or cook with water after …

Better Water: Bottled or Tap?

Thanks to the rigorous standards imposed on tap water by public health organizations, bottled water is not necessarily any safer or cleaner than tap under normal circumstances. And the stuff out of the faucet comes without the added cost and waste buildup associated with bottled water, Wu says. In …

If West Virginia’s Water Isn’t Safe for Pregnant Women, Is It Safe for Anyone?

Tap water has been declared safe to use for more than 74,000 West Virginia homes and businesses nearly a week after chemicals used to clean coal …

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Pre-competitive collaboration could be key to solving water risks in Kenya

Brewer Diageo has convened a taskforce including competitors, local and international governments to address water risk in Nairobi<p>For most companies, competing comes more naturally than collaborating. Why would you work the people you spend most of your time trying to wrestle market share from?<p>But …

Water

Maima used to wait more than an hour every day to collect dirty water from an open well that frequently ran dry. But now that her village has a borehole, she has access to as much clean water as she needs.

Clean water is really important to stay healthy. In fact, clean water alone can reduce water-related deaths by 21%! That's good news for our friends living in the Sourutuna Village in Mali and now drinking from this clean water tap.

Isla Urbana's Rainwater Harvesting Revolution Tackles Mexico City Water Shortages

Mexico City residents face huge water scarcity issues. In fact, eight million people living in the country’s capital suffer from inadequate water …

Mexico City

Do Chimps Have Human Rights? This Lawsuit Says Yes

As scientists have studied the chimpanzee, they’ve found more and more similarities between humans and their closest living relatives. But when it …

PETA's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad History of Killing Animals

<i>The organization, which claims to be dedicated to the cause of animal rights, can't explain why its adoption rate is only 2.5 percent for dogs.</i><p><i>Image: Bogdan Cristel/Shutterstock</i><p>In 2011, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) behaved in a regrettably consistent manner: it euthanized the …

The Sochi stray dog dilemma: does the world care more about Russia's animals than humans?

Out of the many problems with the Olympics, the global outcry and outpouring of resources seems loudest to aid the dogs<p>It's hard to know where to start with the problems at the Sochi Olympics, but the one that appears to have attracted the widest worldwide outrage is the killing of stray dogs.<p>Even …

Little Red Riding Hood Beheads Wolves in 'Mafia Warning' to Animal Rights Groups

The severed head of a wolf has been found dumped at a roundabout outside an Italian village in a campaign against restoring wolf population.<p>The …

“Animal Rights Come Before Religion”

In discussing the HHS mandate, I’ve often used hypotheticals involving kosher delis to illustrate the absurdity of the Obama administration’s …

Religion

Video:6 Kids Explaining Injustice Around the World - ABC News

6 Kids Explaining Injustices to Adults<p>By CRISTINA COSTANTINI (@xtinatini)<br>June 13, 2013<p>Out of the mouths of babes oft times come gems. This phrase, or …

Malala Yousafzai

Martin Luther King Worried About Economic Injustice

Martin Luther King said the basis of disparities between the races had as much to do with income inequality as outright racism in his book, <i>Why We Can't Wait</i>. "Many white Americans of good will have never connected bigotry with economic exploitation. They have deplored prejudice but tolerated or …

Income Inequality

'End this injustice': plea to Tony Abbott by wife of Arctic 30 protester

Christine Russell fears her husband will be kept in jail while Russians investigate 'ridiculous charges' against him<p>The wife of jailed Greenpeace activist Colin Russell has made an emotional plea to Tony Abbott to intervene and prevent her husband being imprisoned by Russian authorities for another …

Desmond Tutu On Animal Welfare: We Must Fight Injustice To Animals

Archbishop Desmond Tutu seeks social justice for everyone-- including animals.<p>Tutu is archbishop emeritus of Cape Town, South Africa, and was the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize for his anti-apartheid work. He previously made headlines for his strong statements in support of LGBT rights, when he …

Racial Injustice in America: George Zimmerman Acquitted in Murder of Trayvon Martin

This may not be the most HelloGiggly thing you have ever read, but we were hit with a hard punch of the reality of our country yesterday. George …

Your Beautiful Indian Rug Was Probably Made By Child Labor

If you’ve bought a hand-made Indian rug, it’s quite likely that it was woven by children, and quite often by slave labor, according to a new study by FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University.<p>The report, Tainted Carpets: Slavery and Child Labor in India’s Hand-Made Carpet …

‘Not Just a Picture’: The Story Behind This Iconic Child Labor Photo

A 10-year-old girl looks longingly out a window from inside the cotton mill where she works. Perhaps she’s thinking about what it might be like to play or go to school, to breathe the fresh air instead of stagnant, dusty factory conditions.<p>The girl in Lewis Hine’s photo taken in 1908 in a …

Is Your Hershey's Chocolate Bar Fueling Child Slavery?

Back in 2012, Hershey reported that it would be investing $10 million over 5 years to reduce the use of child labor and improve the cocoa supply in …

Dessert

Sri Lanka questions independence of U.N. human rights boss | Reuters

(Reuters) - Sri Lanka questioned the independence of the human rights office of the United Nations on Wednesday, a day after the United States asked the U.N. to investigate human rights violations by the Sri Lankan government.<p>Sri Lanka's Foreign Minister G.L. Peiris (R) speaks during a press …