Each week we post links to news about relevant humane issues, ways that people all over the world are manifesting humane education & humane living, and items that provide excellent material for discussing humane issues, from human rights to environmental preservation, to animal protection, to media and culture.
Cities looking to wastewater purification to help with water shortages - Plenty (12/08)
”The UN estimates that by 2025, two-thirds of the world’s population could face water shortage….To meet the challenge, a growing number of cities are purifying wastewater to recharge groundwater or reservoirs, a process engineers call ‘indirect potable reuse’ and skeptics refer to as ‘toilet-to-tap.’”
Brazilian government announces plans to reduce Amazon deforestation - BBC (12/2/08)
”A crackdown on illegal settlements and increased policing in the Amazon region came earlier this year, following an estimated 3.8% increase in deforestation compared with the previous year.”
Hire a hitman to carry out an “honor killing” in Basra for only $100 – The Observer (UK) (11/30/08)
"We try to make a difference by teaching students at schools about gender equality, but it only will be possible when parents don't teach the opposite at home."
Thanks, Global Sociology Blog, for the heads up.
Broadway inching toward green - New York Times (11/26/08)
“’By this time next year the lights on Broadway will burn just a little bit brighter, but our energy bills will be a little bit lower, and our carbon footprint will be as well,’ Mr. Bloomberg said.”
Thanksgiving challenging time for some American Indians – Wisconsin State Journal (11/26/08)
"’Some see it with hostility. Some celebrate it with guilt, while others see it as an opportunity to educate and get in touch with our Americana,’ said Patty Loew, a historian, journalist and member of the Bad River Ojibwe.”
Thanks, Common Dreams, for the heads up.