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'If Obama Had a Dry Toilet...' - Building a Toilet for the 21st Century

Dr Kat Arney | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Tech
Dr Kat Arney

Around the world 2.5 billion people have no access to a toilet, and 1,400 children die every single day as a result of unhygienic sanitation. These figures are as outrageous as they are shocking. But nobody wants to talk about it, because - well - it's just not very nice, is it?

Grab the Adventure - But Do It With Expert Advice

Stephanie Allen | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK
Stephanie Allen

As summer approaches people are quickly booking their holidays - whether that be abroad or here in the UK.

What Would Happen If You Stopped Drinking Water?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We are all told that drinking lots of water is good for our health and know that, as a general rule, eight glasses a day is the advice given. But ...

Getting Aid Where It's Needed Most

Fleur Anderson | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK
Fleur Anderson

WaterAid is calling on governments to double the amount of aid going to water and sanitation. But whatever is spent, it should be targeted at those communities that need it the most, where it can do the most good for the most people.

Value Added

Green Futures | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK
Green Futures

Can a motor manufacturer make a difference to millions of lives? That is the goal of Jaguar Land Rover, which set an ambitious target to improve health, reduce poverty and create new opportunities for employment and education for 12 million people around the world by the end of this decade.

Is Aid Really Making the World Fairer?

Barbara Frost | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK
Barbara Frost

You may be surprised to learn that over the past decade, a third of the money pledged by aid donors for water and sanitation has failed to be delivered. That's US$27.6 billion out of the US$81.2 billion committed since 2002. This is a staggering amount of money. It could have helped hundreds of millions of people gain access to water and sanitation.

See What Happens to Your Weight If You Only Drink Water

Louise Graham | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Graham

Fizzy drinks, fruit juice, energy drinks, flavoured lattes, or plain old sugary tea and coffee; drink these regularly and don't be too surprised if you are carrying excess weight. Looking for a painless way to shrink your muffin top? Ditch the liquid calories and start drinking zero energy water (that's the stuff that comes free out of the tap).

Science Has Won Again And Made Water Flow Uphill

Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Tech

There are some fundamental truths to the world - the Earth goes round the Sun, summer follows spring and water can't flow uphill. Only it can. A...

Inspiring Change for Women With Water and Toilets

Shamila Jansz | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK
Shamila Jansz

On this International Women's Day, we are talking about inspiring change. We are looking to challenge the status quo, and that includes the ability to get to a toilet.

Watch Bacteria Turn Water Instantly Into Ice

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK Tech

Nothing in science - or the world, really - is a simple as you learned at school. Take water. If you thought all you had to do to turn water into ice ...

LOOK: Heavy Rain Causes Victorian Pipe To 'Explode' On London Street

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK

A major north London shopping street could be closed for days after a 100-year-old water pipe “exploded” underground, flooding the road. The pr...

Why a Lack of Toilets Is Costing the Earth

Girish Menon | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK
Girish Menon

Fourteen years ago, the UN set its Millennium Development Goals to cut in half the proportion of people without safe water and improved sanitation. Progress on the sanitation target has been incredibly, unacceptably slow.

Disability and DfID: Leave No One Behind

Barbara Frost | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK
Barbara Frost

If you have any doubt as to why we think the UK's Department for International Development should prioritise disability, look no further than the situation of Esther Cheelo. Blind, elderly and with difficulty walking, Esther has for years relied upon a child to walk her into the scrubland near her home in Zambia to find a place to relieve herself, a humiliating and sometimes dangerous experience...

Scientists Can Boil Water In A Trillionth Of A Second

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.12.2013 | UK Tech

Scientists have figured out how to heat water to 600 degrees C in one trillionth of a second. And yes, while it seems like a belated bid to get on ...

Waterside Walk With Owen Paterson

David Nussbaum | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK Politics
David Nussbaum

Look beneath the surface and our rivers need help. Latest government figures show that just one fifth of our rivers are in a healthy ecological state. Over half of freshwater and wetland species are in decline and one in ten is on national red lists.

'Game-changing' Strategic Opportunity in China Is Missed by the United Kingdom

Adam Matthews | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK
Adam Matthews

The United Kingdom is well positioned as a leader in many of these areas, in particular energy management systems, offshore wind and expertise to tackle air pollution. And, as the United Kingdom renews its own energy infrastructure, there are huge opportunities for collaboration.

Waiting for the Storm to Pass

Amy Anka | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Anka

Sometimes you just have to wait for that storm to pass to see the beauty of what remains. Sometimes it can be more breath-taking than before.

Illusions in a Land of Plenty - Why Cutting Household Water Bills Won't Stop the Price Rises

Bill Westwater | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK
Bill Westwater

Cutting the cost of household bills is big news - but Government moves to get water and energy companies to control price rises risks creating an illusion that we live in a land of plenty and limitless supply. We don't. Controlling the inexorably rising utility bills that plague households requires a longer term, more sustainable approach. In short, it needs us to learn how to use less.

Not All Cricketers or Cricket Tours Are the Same...

Katie Alcott | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Sport
Katie Alcott

Nick's reputation precedes him and every village brought demands for autographs and games of cricket. Over the four days we played numerous spontaneous games in the dusty lanes, on scrubs of land or taking over local school playgrounds, surrounded on every side by excited children, lining up to take their turn to bowl at the master batsman.

How the UN General Assembly Can Make Itself Relevant to the Key Challenges of the 21st Century

Dirk Jan van den Berg | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Dirk Jan van den Berg

Unusually, the UN General Assembly (GA) has been in media headlines in recent days. In response to recent spying allegations, German and Brazilian di...

Austerity Britain 'To Continue Till 2030'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK Politics

British families will continue to feel the austerity squeeze until 2030, over a decade longer than previously expected, a stark report by PwC has warn...

'Dear Water Companies, Please Don't Increase Your Bills"

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK Politics

Owen Paterson has written to water company chiefs urging them not to add huge inflation-busting increases to their bills. The Environment Secretar...

'Green Growth' Is Key, New Development Paradigm for Developing Countries

Julian Hunt | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK
Julian Hunt

Following a recent meeting between Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Takehiko Nakao and Chinese Finance Minister Lou Jiwei, the ADB has pledged its support for green and inclusive growth in China with a major new investment...

Why Have the Millenium Development Goals Performed So Well on Safe Drinking Water but So Poorly on Sanitation?

Alastair Roderick | Posted 07.12.2013 | UK
Alastair Roderick

As the 2015 end-date of the MDGS draws near, a puzzle remains: why has the target on clean water been surpassed, while progress on sanitation has been so poor? Surely water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) go together? This question goes to the heart of the MDG worldview, and the problem of measuring development generally.

WATCH: Super-Hot Water Navigates A Maze, On Its Own

Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.12.2013 | UK Tech

Super-heated water droplets are able to navigate mazes on their own, if you build the maze in the right way. Gizmodo points us to this neat experim...