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EarthEcho youth leaders convene in Washington

EarthEcho Youth Leadership

Some 32 EarthEcho Youth Leadership Council and Water Challenge Ambassador members, ages 13-22, from across the world will convene on Thursday, August 2, 2018 in Washington, DC, for the annual Leadership Summit. The EarthEcho Youth Leadership Council (YLC) is a group of environmental advocates and problem solvers who are committed to inspiring and empowering others to take action. Throughout the year, they work to develop new ...

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World Breastfeeding Week: Husbands urged to encourage exclusive breastfeeding


Some health stakeholders in Nasarawa State have urged husbands to help promote and support six months exclusive breastfeeding by encouraging their wives. The stakeholders made their opinions known in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 in Akwanga Local Government Area of the state where the 2018 World Breastfeeding Week was kicked off ...

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Africa moves to sustainably green its judiciaries

Adelino Manuel Muchanga

African Chief Justices and Presidents of Supreme and Regional courts on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 commenced a three-day symposium in the Mozambican’s capital of Maputo to discuss how to strengthen adjudication of environmental disputes in Africa. The symposium aims at establishing Sustainable Green Judiciaries across the continent through empowering judicial training institutions. Participating in the second symposium on greening the ...

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Experts seek to advance landscape restoration in Africa

Robert Nasi

Finding solutions to meet the challenge of landscape restoration in Africa, where almost 50 million hectares of land is degraded each year, is a complex challenge requiring an innovative, coordinated, international response, says a top forestry expert who will speak at an upcoming conference in Nairobi. Over 800 multi-sector stakeholders from across Africa and around the world will meet in ...

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Clean energy innovators light homes, power devices with water

Clean Energy Innovators Challenge

A home lighting system, a climate-controlled device that cools the environment, and a zero-emissions electricity generator. All powered by water. Those are some of the success stories that emerged from the recently-held Clean Energy Innovation Challenge. Indeed, after a rigorous selection process, challenging boot camp and engaging pitch competition, the winners of the Clean Energy Innovation Challenge were selected at ...

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