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  • Label image for Global Warming
    The global average surface temperature (over land and ocean) increased by an estimated 0.85 deg.C in the period from 1880 to 2012. That increase in global temperatures is mainly attributed to the increasing...
    Last Post 25-Aug-15 - Started 24-Aug-15
  • Label image for Fuel Efficiency of Transport Airplanes
    The aviation industry consumes about 1.5 billion barrels of jet fuel annually, producing around 2% of all human-induced carbon dioxide emissions (ATAG April 2014 figures). The quest to improve fuel...
    Last Post 27-Jan-15 - Started 21-Dec-14
  • Label image for Human Overexposure to Ultraviolet Radiation from Sunlight
    Overexposure to UV rays is a major risk factor for skin cancers and cataracts. Humans on Earth are exposed to UV radiation of various wavelengths, which can be subdivided in: UVA (320 to 400 nm) and UVB (290...
    Last Post 13-Aug-15 - Started 11-Aug-15
  • Label image for Consumption of Ozone-Depleting Substances
    The Montreal Protocol has reduced by 98% consumption of ODS's such as Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and halons, which were widely used in: aerosol sprays (dry cleaning, fumigants), blowing agents for foams...
    Last Post 12-Aug-15 - Started 23-Oct-14
  • Label image for Greenhouse Gas Emissions
    The main gases that contribute to the greenhouse effect (the retention of heat from solar radiation in the Earth's lower atmosphere) are: water vapor, carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and ozone.
    Last Post 25-Aug-15 - Started 25-Aug-15
  • Label image for Adoption of Solar Power Stations
    Solar power is the conversion of sunlight into electricity, either directly using photovoltaics (PV), or indirectly using concentrated solar power (CSP). Solar power is renewable, and does not produce...
    Last Post 28-Jul-15 - Started 25-Oct-14
  • Label image for Thermal Energy Storage in Concentrated Solar Power Stations
    TES allows excess thermal energy to be collected for later use.
    Last Post 27-Jul-15 - Started 15-Jul-15
  • Label image for Universal Access to Drinking Water
    783 million people (11% of the World's population) remain without access to an improved source of drinking water (2012 estimate). Adequate sources include: household connections, public standpipes,...
    Last Post 19-Aug-15 - Started 16-Dec-14
  • Label image for Contamination of Water Sources
    Including: groundwater, surface water (lakes, reservoirs, rivers, canals), rainwater, water in the air (which can be extracted through processes such as atmospheric water generation and fog collection),...
    Last Post 17-Aug-15 - Started 17-Aug-15
  • Label image for the right to adequate housing
    Still today, millions of people worldwide live in life or health-threatening conditions, in overcrowded slums and informal settlements. Ensuring adequate housing is about guaranteeing a secure home and...
    Last Post 19-Aug-15 - Started 04-Dec-14
  • Label image for Environmental Sustainability
    Supporting the long-term ecological balance of our planet is fundamental to the survival of the human species and other living organisms. Over the past few years, a number of initiatives have made a real...
    Last Post 25-Aug-15 - Started 22-Oct-14
  • Label image for incidence of measles
    Deaths from measles (and rubella) have been greatly reduced over the past few years. A 78% reduction in deaths was achieved between 2000 and 2012 through large vaccination campaigns like the Measles and...
    Last Post 28-Jul-15 - Started 23-Oct-14
  • Label image for Incidence of Rubella
    Rubella, also known as "German Measles", is a viral infection with generally mild symptoms; however, it can have serious consequences for pregnant women and their children. Women infected with rubella in the...
    Last Post 20-Apr-15 - Started 18-Apr-15
  • Label image for eradication of extreme poverty
    Extreme poverty is "a condition characterized by severe deprivation of basic human needs, including food, safe drinking water, sanitation facilities, health, shelter, education and information. It depends...
    Last Post 16-Feb-15 - Started 21-Oct-14
  • Label image for the right to adequate food
    About 12% of the World's population is undernourished (842 million people in 2012, according to the FAO's estimates). 45% of deaths in children under five are caused by poor nutrition (WFP estimates). The...
    Last Post 16-Feb-15 - Started 17-Oct-14