A Ugandan school is reducing its fuel costs – and its impact on endangered forests – with a biolatrine that turns human waste into biogas. And the clean new toilet also improves student health.
Clean water supplies are dwindling around the globe. To grow their crops, farmers resort to using untreated wastewater, which could make them sick - to an even greater extent than previously thought, a study finds.
Latrines that convert human waste into biogas aren’t just a renewable solution for fuel. A school director in Kampala says they also have benefits in health and literacy.
More than 1 million people fleeing South Sudan's civil war have sought refuge in Uganda, according to the United Nations. Uganda has called for help with housing and feeding the newcomers.
Civil war, deforestation, disease and poaching have driven the mighty mountain gorilla to the brink of extinction. Conservation efforts have helped boost population numbers, but humans are still their greatest threat.
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