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This is what clean water looks like in Liberia!

We're bringing a whole bunch more of this to Uganda this year!

Women in Agam Minch, Ethiopia, used to spend hours every day walking to collect dirty water. Not anymore. Now that they have a well inside their village they can get clean water right at home. Photo: @moscarpelli

Southern African leaders fail to prioritise water and sanitation

The majority of southern Africans are living in an "unrelenting struggle against sanitation and water poverty," according to a new report that accuses governments in the region of failing to prioritise their plight.<p>In From promise to reality, the international NGO WaterAid says southern African …

California agency will not deliver water to farmland afflicted by drought

Amid California's most crippling drought of modern times, state officials on Friday announced they will not allocate water to agencies that serve 25 million people and nearly 1m acres of farmland.<p>The announcement marks the first time in the 54-year history of the state water project that such an …

Amazon deforestation at record low, data shows

Deforestation of the Amazon has fallen to its lowest levels since records began, according to data recently released by Brazil's National Institute for Space Research.<p>The boost for the environment comes a week after president Dilma Rousseff was criticised for weakening the forest protection …

Amazon deforestation falls again

Deforestation in the Amazon rainforest has fallen again in the past 12 months, according to preliminary data published by Brazil's National Institute for Space Research.<p>The reduction follows the passing of Brazil's Forest Code in April, which green campaigners say weakened forest protection …

Ethiopia enlists help of forest communities to reverse deforestation

When the Ethiopian government realised that outright bans on cutting down trees failed to stop deforestation, it instead turned to a strategy based on enlisting the help of forest communities.<p>The first participatory forest management (PFM) schemes were piloted 15 years ago. Based on signs of …

Satellite Image Shows What Amazon Deforestation Looks Like From Space

The Amazonas State, which lies in western Brazil, is the nation’s largest by area, and is almost completely covered by the Amazon Rainforest. Brazil …

New Web App Uses Google Maps to Track Deforestation as it Happens

Google just unveiled a new online tool called Global Forest Watch that allows organizations and everyday people to monitor deforestation around the …

If conservatives want to help the poor they should improve education, cut inequality, and ensure access to contraception

World Bank sets goal of eliminating extreme poverty by 2030

President Jim Yong Kim says it is "an historic moment" as the World Bank pledged to eliminate extreme poverty by 2030.<p>Speaking at a news conference in Washington Mr Kim said: "We have set an expiration date. With commitment, cooperation and the vision of leaders from around the world, we have great …

Obama: 'Nobody who works full-time should have to live in poverty'

President Obama used his executive authority to raise the minimum wage for federal contract workers on Wednesday, declaring: “In the richest nation on earth, nobody who works full-time should have to live in poverty.”<p>At a signing ceremony in the East Room of the White House, Obama urged states, …

Can business succeed in eliminating poverty where NGOs have failed?

Business and poverty used to be kept apart like naughty children – spending time together would only make the other worse.<p>Poverty reduction until the late 1990s was the exclusive realm of Aid agencies and NGOs. Business input was allowed via monetary donations only and examples such as the Nestlé …

'Ending world poverty is an unrealistic goal'

Despite the on-trend rhetoric and optimism, the chances of (all but) ending absolute poverty in our generation are slim. The chances of ending poverty altogether are zero.<p>The closer we get to ending extreme poverty, the harder it is going to be to do it. We're going to have to pretty much end …

It's Time to Stop Blaming Poverty on the Decline in Marriage