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Living Cells Grown To Create Solar Technology

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - One of the main drawbacks of solar power generation is that it can be too expensive for people to afford, as in this type of energy the current cost of the raw materials needed to manufacture photovoltaic cells is pricey.

India: The Only Country With Legislated Corporate Social Responsibility

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is seen as a smart way to conduct business, making corporate entities into socially responsible citizens, visibly contributing to the social good. Socially responsible companies do not limit themselves to using their resources to engage in activities that increase only profits.

Taproot Foundation’s Global Pro Bono Summit Engages Executives In Social Change

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Not-for-profit organisations around the world all are hindered at time by the same obstacles, which is often the access to professional services and/or restricted budgets, where money is often too tight to spend it on legal and financial support, or on marketing and communications. This means that not-for-profits are not able to fully exploit their potential, or at times achieve the aims they have set.

Crate and Barrel Helps to Advance Neglected American Communities

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Poverty is when families and their children are unable to achieve a minimum, decent standard of living that allows them to be part of mainstream society. One component of being poor is material hardship. Although we are all taught that the essentials are food, clothing, and shelter, the reality is that the definition of basic material necessities varies by time and place.

The Kohler and Caltech Team Takes Its Toilet Project From California to Delhi

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Global sanitation is an issue that is far from solved. It is still being addressed in countries around the world. More public awareness is needed, along with solutions, as in a country like India it is still a big problem. UNICEF says over 50 per cent of India’s population does not have access to proper toilets.

Ruby Cup Breaks Menstrual Taboos in Developing World

(3BL Media/Justmeans) Women and girls living in the Western world or in advanced economies have a choice of sanitary products when the walk into a chemist, supermarket or general store. It is everyday life —each and every month—but not for everyone, especially not for women and girls living in developing countries. Here, they face problems when they menstruate, because they cannot afford sanitary pads or tampons.

Disney’s Movie Moments For Sick Children in U.S. Hospitals

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Kids deserve long, wonderful lives. So when they get ill, it is always an unhappy time, especially if it means going into hospital. Hospital is never fun places for children; whether they are there just for an hour, the day or they have to stay overnight or longer for treatment or recovery, it can be a frightening place.

Toyota’s i-Road: Combines The Convenience of a Motorcycle with the Comfort and Stability of a Car

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Have you ever wondered what would it be like to live in a low carbon world? Where our houses are heated not by gas, but by solar energy? And where our cars run not on oil, but on electricity? Governments talk about reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by eighty per cent by 2050.

Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang Declares War on Pollution

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Chinese scientists have warned that the country's toxic air pollution is now so bad that it resembles a nuclear winter.

Bermuda to Develop World’s Most Modern And Efficient Airspace With Boeing Digital Aviation

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - It has been over two weeks since Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has disappeared from the skies. This lost plane has raised the disturbing question of how a modern aircraft packed with communications equipment can vanish without trace...till now as breaking news on 24 March suggests that the Boeing 777-200ER aircraft crashed into the Indian Ocean. There were 239 people on board who left Kuala Lumpur, bound for Beijing.


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