All posts tagged with: population

Water in Crisis - Spotlight on Bangladesh

Posted May 7, 2014 Avatar Ann Naser Nabil

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The WHO estimates that 97% of the people of Bangladesh have access to water and only 40% percent have proper sanitation. With a staggering 60% of the population that has to endure unsafe drinking water, the nation is in danger. The availability of this water greatly fluctuates throughout the year as the warmer season brings massive amounts of water in frequent monsoons and the cooler season brings drought. The infrastructure cannot adequately deal with the barrage of water in monsoon season so t...


Loopholes of the food security bill

Posted February 19, 2014 no picture Santnam Bakshi_GEMConnect_Chennai_India

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The National Food Security Bill was signed into law on the 12th of September 2013. Its aim is to try and eradicate hunger in India by providing cereal grains at highly subsidized rates of Rs 3, Rs 2, Rs 1 per Kg for rice, wheat and millets respectively. The entitled quota is 5Kg of food grains per person per month. The bill covers 67% of the population and will provide food to about 820 million people at these subsidized rates. The major question is whether 67% of the people of I...


What Is Water and Do We Have Enough?

Posted November 6, 2013 no picture Cadmus Atake-E

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Water, H2O, is one natural resource that is abundant in our environment, yet it is gradually running scarce. So, What Is Water? It is a natural occurring resource made up of 2 Atoms of Hydrogen ions and One atom of Oxygen connected by a covalent bond. It is a universal solvent whose uses cut across all aspects of our daily lives - such as washing, cooking, bathing, recreational, and agricultural use to name a few. Water is one resource which over the years has been a source o...


Are Food Loss and Waste Inevitable?

Posted November 1, 2013 no picture Achmad

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Nowadays the demand for food in a growing world population is the most challenging of all food issues. The impacts of food to the global environment are imperative drivers for changes. The demand which is not managed well will bring about the greatest squandering of human and natural resources. According to an FAO-commissioned study (2011), one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year - approximately 1.3 billion tons - gets lost or wasted. The amount is equivalen...


The Environment- What Should We Do?

Posted October 25, 2013 no picture Kriyana Reddy

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Taking Care of the Environment The Current population of the United States is 311 million people. Consequently, the current world population is at 7 billion and counting. We’ve been hearing a lot about the car industry and the President’s affairs with GM but we should stop to think about the bigger picture for a moment---cars are just a single part of a much larger Earth. This Earth, one that we take for granted every day, has provided us with the necessities of life for ne...