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. … [Read more...] about Why jute is one of the most promising alternatives we have to plastic
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 … [Read more...] about Algae-derived paper filter can help solve Bangladesh’s water crisis
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 … [Read more...] about One easy thing Facebook should do in Myanmar
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 … [Read more...] about She surfs sea swells
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, … [Read more...] about Capitalism to the rescue!