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Source reduction with a purpose: Mosquito ecology and community perspectives offer insights for improving household mosquito management in coastal Kenya

Loading metrics Open Access Peer-reviewed Research Article Jenna E. Forsyth,  Francis M. Mutuku,  Lydiah Kibe,  Luti Mwashee,  Joyce Bongo,  Chika Egemba,  Nicole M. Ardoin,  A. Desiree LaBeaud x Published: May 11, 2020 https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0008239 ?This is an uncorrected proof. AbstractUnderstanding mosquito breeding behavior as well as human perspectives and practices are…
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May 11, 2020
Water Scarcity

Creating a University From Scratch

(Photo by iStock/marrio31) Imagine building a university from the ground up, and doing it specifically with 21st-century students in mind. It would mean no baggage, no legacy systems, and no outdated curricula. It would also mean attracting a completely new faculty and student body, and raising the funding needed to…
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May 11, 2020
Water Scarcity

Peering into the Crystal Ball

Research BriefCapt. Garrett Sinclair, 347th Operations Support Squadron chief of weapons and tactics, analyzes a computer during exercise FT 19-04, April 18, 2019, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The five-day exercise will give base personnel an opportunity to experience contingency operations in a contested and degraded combat environment. During…
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May 11, 2020
Water Scarcity

29 African scientists awarded FLAIR fellowships

Early career African scientists receive up to £300,000 (US$391,500) each to conduct research over 2 years. Scheme supports African researchers to develop into science leaders while establishing independent research careers on the continent. African researchers address today's global challenges in ways that are relevant to the needs of their countries.…
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May 11, 2020
Water Scarcity

Irrigation expansion could feed 800 million more people

Percentages represent fraction of the global cultivated area in each category. Shading indicates croplands affected by blue water scarcity (BWS) that can be sustainably irrigated with deficit irrigation. These areas are then reclassified as suitable for sustainable irrigation , considering different deficit irrigation scenarios. Lack of irrigation in these areas…
bubmag
April 30, 2020
Water Scarcity

Global agricultural economic water scarcity

AbstractWater scarcity raises major concerns on the sustainable future of humanity and the conservation of important ecosystem functions. To meet the increasing food demand without expanding cultivated areas, agriculture will likely need to introduce irrigation in croplands that are currently rain-fed but where enough water would be available for irrigation.…
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April 29, 2020
Water Scarcity

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #407

The Week That Was: 2020-04-26 (April 25, 2020) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project Quote of the Week: “So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is…fear itself — nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which…
bubmag
April 27, 2020
Water Scarcity

Mina Guli: Athlete, Educator, Water-Saving Wonder Woman

— By Imogen Brennan “Just keep putting one foot in front of the other.” That was Mina Guli’s mantra as she ran 40 marathons, across seven continents, through seven deserts. All within seven weeks. It was a superhuman feat. But challenging her mental and physical stamina was not the purpose…
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April 27, 2020