Today’s Solutions: July 25, 2024

How will farmers face rising s

How will farmers face rising sea levels? Floating gardens may be the answer.

Farmers in Bangladesh are ahead of the game in developing creative solutions for planting in places with more water than land because Bangladesh’s wild monsoon season gives farmers no choice but to adapt to excess rains. According to experts, 20 percent of the available land in Bangladesh will Read More...

Why jute is one of the most pr

Why jute is one of the most promising alternatives we have to plastic

Even though we’re aware of the awful effects of plastic pollution, the detrimental environmental phenomenon continues today. Part of the problem is that plastic is such a durable, accessible material that can be used for a wide range of things such as shipping and packaging. Despite this, we know Read More...

Algae-derived paper filter can

Algae-derived paper filter can help solve Bangladesh’s water crisis

The problem of access to safe drinking water in most parts of Bangladesh is a persistent challenge. Now, a team of scientists shows that a locally growing green macroalgae species could help Bengali people filter virtually all harmful microbes out of their water. The researchers managed to Read More...

One easy thing Facebook should

One easy thing Facebook should do in Myanmar

In March, human-rights investigators from the United Nations found that Facebook had played a role in spreading hate speech in Myanmar, fueling ethnic violence that has spurred more than 650,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee Myanmar’s Rakhine state into neighboring Bangladesh. The report, which came Read More...

She surfs sea swells

She surfs sea swells

Surfing stories have long been about freedom and leaving the world behind on the quest for the perfect wave. That is not the story Brown Girl Surf tells. Founded in 2011 by Farhana Huq, Brown Girl Surf shares the exploits of ground breaking female surfers around the world and reveals what they Read More...

Capitalism to the rescue!

Capitalism to the rescue!

What’s the best way to fight poverty in the developing world? Treat people like producers and consumers, argues Bangladeshi entrepreneur Iqbal Quadir. Marco Visscher | April/May 2010 issue Iqbal Quadir has nothing against low salaries. “That’s not a bad thing,” he says calmly, though his Read More...