Solar cookers help save lives in Darfur Refugee Camps


B.Sameer Kumar: A ray of hope for those struggling in the Dark Continent; that is exactly what the supply of solar cookers is to the refugees at a camp in Darfur, Chad. How are solar cookers saving lives in Chad and Darfur? The region adjacent to Sudan has been a focal point for a bloody and violent civil war that has gone on for years now. Over a period of last 9 years, over 200,000 people have been killed and 2.5 million displaced and left homeless.

Will Ancient Mega Lake Bring Peace to Sudan?

Green Prophet

At least 300,000 people died and almost three million were displaced by the Darfur conflict in Sudan. In 2007, Dr. El-Baz (left) used satellite-based ground penetrating radar to discover an ancient lake in the northern Darfur region of Sudan. At over 19,000 square miles this “Northern Darfur Mega-Lake” is vast– approximately the size of Lake Erie in North America. It will take time to access this newly discovered water beneath Darfur.

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In Search of Green Peace in the Middle East (INTERVIEW)

Green Prophet

For example in Darfur, Hima as a range land management system was practiced before Sudan secured its dependence in the 1960s. Hima kept peace and social harmony among all the different tribes of Darfur. It is only after the Hima system was abolished in the sixties that problems in Darfur arose. ‘We have the responsibility, not the privilege, of protecting nature’- Walid Saleh speaks to GreenProphet about sustainability in the Middle East.

Wet Commute Forecast for London

Green (Living) Review

Whether enabling women and men in Darfur to feed their families, providing people in Bangladesh with the chance to control the impact of flooding on their lives or working with remote communities in Peru to introduce electricity, Practical Action’s activities are always people focused, locally relevant and environmentally sensitive, offering tangible ways out of poverty.

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Critters on Camera, Demon Oil and Uber Efficiency

Nature Conservancy - Science

A simple idea for efficient cookstoves saves fuel and protects women in Darfur. A red panda (Ailurus fulgens) at Duisburg Zoo. Photo © PictureWendy/Flickr. By Bob Lalasz, Matt Miller, Lisa Feldkamp and Cara Byington of the TNC Science Communications team. We find tons of cool conservation and conservation science stuff on the Internets — and share the best of it with you every week in The Cooler : Biodiversity & Wildlife.

Humanitaire: vegan store now open in Santa Monica!

Eco-Vegan Girl

Featuring: Vegetarian Shoes Samsara by Matt & Nat Harveys seatbelt bags Truth Belts A Scent of Scandal Scooter Bees Macbeth shoes Couch belts Beyond Skin shoes Relief Beads Darfur Falling Whistle Earthlings Animal Acres Zuzu Luxe cosmetics Snooty Jewelry Soysilk Pals 310-581-1369 Store hours: Tu-Sat 11am-7pm, Sun 10am-4pm, closed Mondays Tip ~ when you're done shopping, check out the vegan soups next store at Panini Garden next door, or Finn McCool's or Lula Mexican across the street.

Has Malnutrition Met Its Match?

Eco Friendly Daily

Plumpy’nut has already been used in Darfur, helping 30,000 children facing malnutrition. In many countries, it can be challenging to get sufficient nutritious food. For infants and young children, the solutions are limited. In the past, fortified milk powder was used to supply protein – but it requires clean water for preparation. The same problem exists for powdered formula for babies. Areas facing famine often have little water and none of it is safe.

From Conflict to Peacebuilding: The role of natural resources and the environment

The Green Changemakers

Other conflicts, including those in Darfur and the Middle East, have involved control of scarce resources such as fertile land and water. Get the Paper Download (PDF - 1.2 MB) » Richard Matthew , Oli Brown , David Jensen, UNEP, 2009. Paper, 50 pages, copyright: UNEP Since 1990 at least eighteen violent conflicts have been fuelled by the exploitation of natural resources.


Climate Change - Youth Guide to Action

The Green Changemakers

It is believed that the genocide in Sudan’s Darfur region is at least in part a response to water shortages resulting from global warming. Download the Climate Change Guide to Action In English (PDF, 2.2 MB) Link source - Taking IT global Climate change is any shift in weather patterns lasting at least 30 years. The term “climate” is often confused with weather, which is the short term measurement of atmospheric conditions such as temperature and precipitation patterns.

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Is water the new oil?It's the world's most precious commodity, yet many of us take it for granted. But that's all about to change. Special report by

The Green Changemakers

From genocide in Darfur to rows between states in India and the US, Ban Ki-Moon is one of several global leaders who have warned of further legal and armed disputes over water. It's the world's most precious commodity, yet many of us take it for granted. But that's all about to change. Special report by Juliette Jowit Juliette Jowit Sunday November 2 2008 [link] Wadi Faynan, Jordan: This Palestinian Beduin Family of 11 live in the desert.

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