Solar Power

Brazil Dam Collapse & Humanitarian Support

By |February 28th, 2019|

More than a hundred people have been killed and hundreds are still missing after a dam collapse at Vale’s Corrego do Feijao mine in southeastern Brazil in January 2019.

There was no warning siren when the dam broke. Roughly 375 families have lost their homes and have not been rehoused, according to a 2019 Guardian report. […]

Myanmar & UN Agriculture Agree on Framework to Improve Food Security

By |February 26th, 2019|

On Tuesday, January 29th2019, the Myanmar Government and the United Nations’ agricultural agency signed a multi-year plan to improve nutrition and food security while safeguarding and sustainably managing natural resources.

Rural income generation is critical for building resilience in Myanmar. Enhanced resilience will help local farmers combat natural and humanitarian disasters, climate change, as well as […]

Can Solar Technology Help End Poverty?

By |January 31st, 2019|

Significant progress to end poverty has been made since 2000.

Countries within Eastern and Southeastern Asia are experiencing development and seeing poverty decrease. However, one in ten people still lives on less than US$1.90 a day, which is the internationally agreed poverty line.

Nearly 42% of the population in Sub-Saharan Africa lives below the poverty line.

Poverty entails […]

Lake Chad Trees Keep Deadly Drought at Bay

By |November 29th, 2018|

Lake Chad in Africa originally reached from Chad to Nigeria, Cameroon, and Niger. Climate change and unsustainable water management have resulted in Lake Chad losing 90 percent of its surface area! The lake is a water source for millions of people in West Africa.

The visible signs of climate change and excessive drought include cattle carcasses […]

Essential Services on Verge of Shutdown in Gaza

By |July 26th, 2018|

For regions, like Gaza, that rely on fuel for electricity shortages can be life-threatening.

Currently, one hospital in Gaza has been forced to shut down and many more are at risk due to the Israeli authorities restricting the entry of fuel into the nation. The tightening on fuel imports and exports is reportedly in response to […]

Tiny Houses Could Be A Solution to The World’s Housing Problem

By |July 18th, 2018|

Yale University and UN Environment unveiled an eco-tiny house in New York City!

The 22-square-meter tiny house is powered 100% by renewable energy and is testing the potential for the minimal use of natural resources such as water. The unit can accommodate up to four people and has the potential for both domestic and commercial purposes.

Each […]

Puerto Rico’s Fragile Power Grid

By |June 19th, 2018|

Puerto Rico’s power grid underwent $3.8 billion in repairs between 2017 and 2018. However, the island’s grid remains ‘highly fragile’ and susceptible to damage should another storm occur.

The damage left by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico created the longest blackout in United States history. Puerto Ricans have observed repairs to the grid that […]

Unstable Power in Puerto Rico

By |April 27th, 2018|

On Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 a freak accident knocked out power to nearly every home and business in Puerto Rico.

Nearly eight months after Hurricane Maria ravaged the island, Puerto Ricans are still struggling with an unstable power grid. Currently, 97% of island residents have power. However, April’s disruption is not the first. A failure the […]

Women in The African Power Industry

By |February 23rd, 2018|

The United States Agency of International Development is working to advance roles of women in the African power industry.

The Women in African Power program was launched in 2015 by Power Africa, a USAID organization. The program aims to increase participation of women in the power sector. It is comprised of existing women leaders and emerging […]

The Caribbean is Still Without Power

By |January 17th, 2018|