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11-20 of 48 for the Category : Health and the Subcategory : Human Health

Environmental Refugees

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The most compelling feature of so-called environmental refugees is indeed the obscure distinction of an estimated 20-25 million people worldwide forced to abandon their lands through an intricate host of causes involving flooding, drought, soil los

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Global Change

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Africa, as a whole, is extremely vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. This is not only due to the actual changes expected, but also due to the poor capacity of its people to cope with the changes and the developmental constraints.

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Global Warming & Climate Change

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'Global warming', or 'climate change', refers to the rise in the planet's overall temperature due to anthropogenic (human-related) increase of greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere.

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Green Architecture

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Green architecture has intrinsic in its philosophy the notion of a caring social ideology in the design process. The site is considered more than a place to build the project, but rather its geology, geography and ecology are regarded as a resource w

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Greenwash is not a new concept. The term emerged from the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, and it entered the Concise Oxford Dictionary in 1999.

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HIV/AIDS & Water

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While HIV and Aids pose enormous problems for all sectors of society, the pandemic has some important implications for the water sector in particular.

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Incineration of Waste

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The incineration (high-temperature burning, using sophisticated high-tech equipment) of wastes, particularly non-recyclable municipal waste and a variety of industrial and hazardous waste, is practised in many countries, largely in Western Europe.

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Legionella bacteria are found naturally in the environment (water and soil) and are responsible for causing the respiratory condition called Legionnaire’s disease.

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Medicinal Herbs

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Traditional medicine and healing has used herbs as medicine for thousands of years and over 65% of all formal medicines are based on herbal or plant-based structures or formulas.

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Natural Disasters

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The United Nations (UN) humanitarian news and information service IRIN reports that natural disasters are occurring more often with a dramatic impact on the world in terms of both human and economic costs.

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