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Call for Information and Participation: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene and Gender Based Violence

WaterAid is creating a practitioner’s best practice resource to help reduce gender based violence (GBV) related to sanitation, hygiene and water (WASH) in development, humanitarian and transitional contexts. The team is interested to be in contact with any organisation or individual who has material or experience to contribute to the resource; and/or may be interested to co-publish the outputs. The research is being funded by the SHARE Consortium.

Nanosilicon produces hydrogen on demand

 ERWOriginally Published by Environmental Research Web - The reaction does not require any heat, light or electricity and the hydrogen generated could be used to power small fuel cells.

Green Blog: An Antidote for Climate Contrarianism

Originally Published by NY Times

– An updated volume of a slim, easy-to-digest primer on climate change could prove useful at the dinner table.

Rising emissions may double sweet potato size

 Forest & Kim Starr Originally Published by SciDevNet - Rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere caused by human-driven emissions might lead to larger sweet potatoes, a staple food for many African and Asian countries.

Israeli Researchers Use Rust To Store Solar Energy

Originally Published by ENN

– Using the power of the sun and ultrathin films of iron oxide, researchers at the Technion, Israel’s Institute of Technology, have found a novel way to split water molecules to hydrogen and oxygen.

Captured: the moment photosynthesis changed the world

 Tom Bean/Corbis) Originally Published by New Scientist - Billions of years ago, a tiny cyanobacterium cracked open a water molecule - and let loose a poison that wrought death and destruction on an epic scale.

Riverbeds in Reverse

Originally Published by NASA Earth Observatory

– Inverted river channels in central Utah look similar to features on Mars — a clue that liquid water use to flow on the Red Planet in abundance.

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