Join us on Facebook: http://www.fb.com/responsiblecharity While wind and solar power have made great strides in recent years, with renewables now accounting for 22% of electric energy generated, the issue that has held them back has been their transience. The sun doesn’t shine at night and the wind doesn’t blow year-round — these are the mantras of all […]Read more "New Tesla home battery marks the beginning of the end for fossil fuels"
Join us on Facebook: http://www.fb.com/responsiblecharity Rice-fish culture involves farmers introducing another ‘crop’ into their rice fields – small, indigenous fish. This technique is good for both the fish and the rice. Safely hidden from birds, the fish thrive in the dense rice plants, while they in turn provide a source of fertiliser with their droppings, eat […]Read more "Could Rice-Fish Farming Help Solve World Hunger?"
Join us on Facebook: http://www.fb.com/responsiblecharity A physician working in the Gaza Strip has invented a 3-D printed stethoscope which he claims is better than the top stethoscopetop on the market while costing only 30 cents to make. The stethoscope’s design was published on Friday and is available for free. It can be used to print the […]Read more "Gaza Doctor Invents Stethoscope Better Than “World’s Best” And It Costs Only 30 Cents"
Join us on Facebook: http://www.fb.com/responsiblecharity Nigeria made history by outlawing female genital mutilation. The ban falls under the Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act 2015 that was passed in Senate on May 5 and recently enacted into law.This was one of the last acts by the outgoing president, Goodluck Jonathan. His successor, Muhammadu Buhari, was sworn […]Read more "History Has Been Made – Female Genital Mutilation Banned In Nigeria."
Join us on Facebook: http://www.fb.com/responsiblecharity HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Alwaleed Philanthropies, today announced his intention to donate all of his wealth to philanthropy over the coming years to help build a “better world of tolerance, acceptance, equality and opportunity for all.” This $32 […]Read more "Saudi Prince Pledges $32 Billion To Charity"
Join us on Facebook: http://www.fb.com/responsiblecharity According to the World Health Organization, there are more than 20 million low birth weight preterm babies born annually globally. More startling, more than four million die within their first month. More than 60% of preterm births occur in Africa and South Asia, but preterm birth is a global problem. […]Read more "This invention looks like a tiny sleeping bag and it has saved 150,000 babies (and counting)"
Join us on Facebook: http://www.fb.com/responsiblecharity The Kyocera Corporation is transforming an abandoned golf course into a solar power farm, with ambition to partner and repeat the same sustainable work elsewhere in Japan. Last week, the business announced it would turn the former golf course in Kyoto into a 23-megawatt solar farm; the artist’s rendition is […]Read more "Japan’s Abandoned Golf Courses Are Being Transformed Into Solar Power Farms"
Join us on Facebook: http://www.fb.com/responsiblecharity Despite a continuing slowdown in the rate of population growth, it is “almost inevitable” that the number of people on the planet will rise from 7.3 billion today to 9.7 billion in 2050, according to the latest UN projections. Ten years ago, the world population was growing by 1.24% annually; […]Read more "Earth’s population will reach 9.7 billion people by 2050"
Join us on Facebook: http://www.fb.com/responsiblecharity Typecast with bloated stomachs of malnutrition against a backdrop of intrastate warfare, most Westerners know the archetypal image of the unfortunate African other. And while it is true that forms of extreme poverty do exist in Africa, as they do on every other continent, the trouble is that we have […]Read more "Africans are fighting media poverty-porn by tweeting beautiful images of their real lives"