Green solar grill

Derek Ham writes over at Barbeque Lovers about a solar-powered grill project he has been working on that uses latent heat storage to both extend cooking times, create hotter temperatures, and reduce the problem of intermittent sun. Based on technology developed by MIT professor David Wilson, the concept is expected to generate cooking temperatures of 450F, and […]

Eliodomestico – solar purification

There are many products that are designed to help irradiate the problems of water scarcity and purification of water supply. Eliodomestico is one such design, providing safe drinking water through renewable energy. Eliodomestico is an eco-distiller that runs on solar energy. The device can produce clean drinking water from sea or brackish water, through a […]

Preventing Genetic Biohazards

Monsanto controls much of the world’s food supply at the expense of food democracy worldwide. Whether you like it or not, chances are that Monsanto contaminated the food you ate today with chemicals and GMOs. Alexis Baden-Mayer, political director of the Organic Consumers Association, was recently on RT’s The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann. Take a moment to […]

Battling Hunger in the Horn of Africa

A humanitarian crisis has slowly unfolded in the Horn of Africa. Drought, conflict and rising food prices have affected more than 13 million people in the region. On 20 July, famine conditions were declared in several southern regions of Somalia. The Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit (FSNAU) forecasts that famine conditions will spread if […]

BioLite Home Stove

BioLite Home Stove is a cooking stove that cuts emissions by 95% while generating electricity off-the-grid. Half of the planet still cooks with open, indoor, wood fires. The toxic smoke that they emit kills nearly two million people every year—twice as many people as malaria. Previous efforts to address indoor smoke with clean cook stoves […]

Tulip Siphon Water Filter

An innovative, low-cost water filter for families in developing countries Hundreds of millions of people still only have access to unsafe drinking water sources. Inadequate access to safe water and sanitation services, coupled with poor hygiene practices, kills and sickens thousands of children every day and leads to impoverishment and diminished opportunities for millions of […]

Malnutrition

Malnutrition is a phenomenon related both to a shortage in food security and to medical issues. Its occurrence is often but not always related to food shortage. The persons affected are to be perceived as being in need not only of food but of medical supervision, attendance and care. The phenomenon of malnutrition and procedures […]

Food Security and Food Aid

The issues of security, food aid and malnutrition make a complex system of intertwined aspects. Food security deals with the right and the physical and economic access of human beings to food, not only dependent on supply but also on employment, income, political and social implications. Procedures undertaken to assess problems of food insecurity are […]

Sahel Project – SilicateTechnology

The Sustainable Economy Initiative of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology has developed a silicate technology to improve the water storage properties of marginal soils in the Sahel region of Africa. The concept of the silicate consists of combining the positive aspects of two different kinds of soil. Sandy soils have a […]

Sun Fire Cooking

Sun Fire Cooking is a project that created a certain kind of solar cooker to be sold in Somalian villages. The project is especially focused on African regions of Somalia where deforestation and desertification are evident problems, but sunshine is rich, both to support villages and possibly also refugee camps. Implementation has started in Somalia, […]

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