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Afghanistan tackles its own refugee crisis, healthcare breakdown in Gaza, York residents aim for 100%

Afghanistan tackles its own refugee crisis, healthcare breakdown in Gaza, York residents aim for 100%

How Afghanistan Is Building a Sustainable Future for Refugees – OZY

As ISIS falls in Iraq and Syria, Islamist tensions are rising again in Afghanistan. Could a movement in the country that builds on principles of hospitality and sustainability prevent the country from descending into chaos once again?

Source: How Afghanistan Is Building a Sustainable Future for Refugees – OZY

Citizens group forms to raise clean energy awareness – Sea Coast Online

When the government won't act, concerned communities will. In the US town of York, citizen group York Ready for 100% is promoting renewable and smarter energy use. Their aim: the town generates 100% renewable energy by 2030. As this article shows, they're more than determined to get there.

Source: Citizens group forms to raise clean energy awareness – Sea Coast Online

Let the sunshine in: opening the market for more renewable energy in Asia – Google

The one-time search engine, now Internet behemoth, has a substantial commitment to renewable energy in the Americas and Europe. A new series of investments to use renewables in its Asian operations have been signed. Already gaining considerable attention in local press, could Google's move widen interest in renewable energy across the continent?

Source: Let the sunshine in: opening the market for more renewable energy in Asia – Google

Landmark sale of Great Cumbung Swamp aims to prove farming and conservation can co-exist – ABC News

An experiment is taking place in New South Wales, Australia. The Nature Conservancy, a charitable organisation which focuses on environmental protection, has bought two cattle stations in a joint venture to see how the demands of farming and preserving a sustainable ecology can be brought together.

Source: Landmark sale of Great Cumbung Swamp aims to prove farming and conservation can co-exist – ABC News

Fuel crisis rapidly draining last ‘coping capacities’ of Palestinians in Gaza – UN News

The decade long blockade is reaching tipping point, warns the UN. Hospitals are running short of essential drugs and frequent power cuts have reduces its medical infrastructure to breaking point. Now the WHO is calling on everyone to depoliticise healthcare.

Source: Fuel crisis rapidly draining last ‘coping capacities’ of Palestinians in Gaza – UN News

How many Earths could we save by using our IT differently? – Cloud 28

Consultancy Qarnot offers a more technical view on how an improvement in how we build and use data centres would dramatically reduce our environmental impact.

Source: How many Earths could we save by using our IT differently? – Cloud 28

The living wage may help us achieve social and environmental sustainability – University of Surrey

A new study into the social effects of "the living wage" points to some uncomfortable truths. Lifting the wages of the poorest means the wealthiest have to pay more, reducing their relative wealth.

Source: The living wage may help us achieve social and environmental sustainability – University of Surrey

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